Sales Engineer, CASCO USA
What was your first job?
I swept floors at an auto shop
What do you do in your current role?
Design, install, and maintain compressed air systems. Focused on improved reliability and increased energy efficiency.
How/why did you begin your career in manufacturing?
I was given an opportunity to learn, grow, and help people.
What is your educational background?
Bachelor’s Degree – BioMedical Science
What do you like most about your current position and work you are doing in manufacturing?
I get to travel the region and visit manufacturing plants, it’s like the TV show “How It’s Made”. Everyday is different, and I get to interact with a wide variety of people and we collaborate to solve problems. One of the rewards in this position is that I help companies reduce their energy consumption and run more efficiently.
What is the biggest thing that surprised you about manufacturing when you started working in the industry?
How many different uses there are for compressed air, and how many things we make here in Western PA. Glass, steel, wood, food, etc., it all comes from our backyard.
What is your #1 piece of advice for young people to prepare for a successful future?
Be undeniable, don’t give people a reason to doubt you. Be persistent, put in the time to learn what works and what doesn’t. When you fail, turn that into a learning moment.
Why should someone consider a career in manufacturing?
I think there is a lot of pride that comes from the manufacturing industry. Knowing that you played a role in making something that will better the community or world.
What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to challenge myself with new hobbies and tasks. Baking bread, growing a garden, learning archery, working out, traveling, trying new food/drinks.
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