What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
Every day presents an opportunity to learn and grow as an individual. For me, there is no better satisfaction than overcoming an obstacle you’ve been facing. That is why I look forward to the challenges of a new day.
What do you do at our company? Explain.
My degree is in Mechanical Engineering and as technical director, I lead the engineering and maintenance team at Bristol Metals Munhall.
What makes you wake up and come to work every day?
I want to advance in my career and look at each day as an opportunity to grow and learn something new. At work, I enjoy troubleshooting, taking on new roles, addressing continuous improvement challenges and above all the opportunity to work with many awesome coworkers.
Our potential at Munhall is exponential. We have a strong team willing to adapt to any new challenge. That is what makes it enjoyable to work here.
What has been your favorite project (or aspect of your job) so far?
My favorite project at Bristol Metals Munhall was our welding laser upgrades completed in 2017 and 2018. It was the first large project we completed after we were purchased by Bristol Metals. It was a large financial undertaking but we were able to replace obsolete laser welding equipment with brand new U.S.-made C02 laser welders. I was very proud to play a large role in this project and I was very impressed with the attitude and support Synalloy group had toward the upgrades.
Apart from your work, what are some side projects or hobbies you have outside of the office?
I really enjoy the satisfaction of fixing anything that’s broken. Outside of work, I take pleasure working on other people’s stuff. I spend time repairing kitchen appliances, tractors, hot water heaters, fences, firearms and more.
My hobbies that I relax with include reading, listening to podcasts, cooking, hunting and fly-fishing.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I am an Eagle Scout.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Did you take it?
“Treat others how you want to be treated. It doesn’t cost a dime to be nice to other people.” My father taught me this and I do my best to follow this advice every day.
Location: Munhall, Pennsylvania
Years tenured: 5 years