1. What do you like most about working in the automated distribution industry?
Working in the automation industry has opened my eyes to see how much work goes into getting products from one place to another as quickly and as efficiently as possible!
Additionally, it is clear that there is not a one size fits all solution. While it is possible to force a one size fits all and make it work, every project needs to be evaluated and designed in order to achieve the best solution that yields the most efficient and cost effective design.
It is through this process I enjoy working with our customers to achieve a design that best suits their needs now and in the future as they expand. Likewise, another welcome challenge is recognizing that designs need to be agile in our constantly changing environment.
2. How did you come to work at DLN?
After graduating from Michigan Tech, I worked in the material handling field for a few years and after seeking new opportunities I was approached to do some contract work with DLN. Shortly thereafter I was offered a position to join as an Application Engineer.
3. How long have you been with DLN?
I just celebrated my 4 year work anniversary.
4. Can you describe your role?
One of the many reasons I have enjoyed my time at DLN is the fact that we all wear many different hats. As such I have had the privilege of assisting in many different aspects of our business such as estimating, concepting, commissioning, onsite coordination, post-installation support and retrofitting new components in aging systems.
On a day to day basis I usually find myself helping customers with spare parts, troubleshooting equipment issues, and working on developing DLN’s customer relationships by providing all aspects of service. That might mean hopping on a plane at a moment’s notice to get on-site to better assist.
5. What is something most people don’t know about you?
I have a passion for the outdoors. One outdoor passion is skiing, in which I am nationally accredited to teach.