How many years have you been with the company?

15 years as of February 2016

What is your current job title? Have you held other positions:

Current Job title:

– Inside Sales Manager – Meters and Pumps

Other Positions:

– Industrial Customer Service Manager

– Inside Sales – Industrial Meters

– Inside Sales – Fuel Products

– Production – M Series Pumps

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Helping a customer solve an application problem that he or she did not think could be solved.

Tell us about any mentors you’ve enjoyed working with over the years:

Marque Peer was my boss for several years. He taught me how to truly care about the customer’s needs without taking things too seriously. Vic Lukic has shown me how to embrace change, and always make it change for the better.

Tell us about your family:

I have been married to the love of my life for 27 years. We have raised 2 children that we are very proud of. Our Son Sam has worked here at GPI since November 2014 and just got married a month ago. Our Daughter Jessie will graduate from college this December with a 4.0 GPA.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love camping and Dutch oven cooking with friends and family. I’ve been a scout leader for years, and enjoy backpacking in the mountains with my scouts.

What is the last book you read?

Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter

Who is the person you’d most like to meet?

The Pope

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?

Five Guys Burgers – I love all the stuff they put on the burger.

What’s your favorite vacation destination/activity?

Camping anywhere!

What accomplishment you are most proud of?

With very little building experience, I build my own timber frame home. I designed it, acted as the general contractor, and did over 50% of the labor myself.