Q: Tell me about your job.
A: I am a Production Supervisor in the Anodize facility, working the 12-hour night shift.
Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?
A: I worked at Nestle Nutrition for almost 10 years as a Validation Scientist prior to becoming a Supervisor. I went on to work at Parker Hannifan as a Supervisor before moving to Wausau and joining the Linetec team.
Q: As we recently celebrated Veteran’s Day. Thank you for your service. Tell me about your military life.
A: I first joined the Army in 1981 as a medic. I progressed to paramedic and staff sergeant, before accepting a commission as an officer after graduating from Physician Assistant school. I served four years on active duty in the Army and 16 years in the National Guard for a total of 20 years. I retired in 2001 as a captain.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Working with a dedicated team of individuals who take pride in their work and in themselves. I enjoy playing a role in building a positive team environment and am particularly satisfied when one of my direct reports achieves a goal or a promotion.
Q: What poses the biggest challenges for you?
A: The biggest challenge we’ve seen as of late is trying to be flexible to production demands with limited personnel. Cross training to ensure that people can perform a variety of different skill positions has become paramount to our business success.
Q: What is the biggest change you’ve seen over the years of doing your job?
A: The focus on improvement and change for the better.
Q: What is something you are looking forward to?
A: I moved to the Wausau area to be closer to my daughter and her family, which I’m happy to say, includes two very spoiled grandchildren.
Q: What is something people don’t know about you?
A: I love animals and have a Bernese Mountain Dog named “Bear.”