1. How long have you been with Triton Power?
This upcoming April will be my 23rd year employed with Americas Generators/Triton Power.
2. Why did you join the company?
I saw the good potential for the company to grow, and get in on the bottom floor of a growing company. When I came on with the Triton team in 2000, the internet was in its infancy, but the company leadership saw there was a future to online marketing and they were actively looking for ways to capitalize. This business model has proven successful, and the company has prospered. I have been fortunate to enjoy the company’s success.
3. What’s your favorite part of working for Triton Power?
Our staff is my favorite part of working at Triton Power. Many of the faces have changed during my tenure, but the core beliefs of the company and the people we hire have endured. A saying comes to mind: “It is not work if you enjoy what you are doing.” The years have flown by since I truly enjoy what I am doing, and the people I work with.
4. What is your current position?
Senior Sales and Technical Advisor
5. What do you like most about the generator industry?
I started my career working on Turbine-Generators in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm. Since my time in the service up until now, the mission is still the same… Getting Power to people who need it most. I am no longer turning wrenches, but I take pride in the fact that we at Triton Power provide good quality Power to support clients worldwide. I am a techie at heart and love to work around power equipment and support our staff and clients to the best of my abilities.
6. What inspires you to come to work every day?
A quote from Walmart’s founder Sam Walton comes to mind. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Fortunately, I enjoy what I am doing, so work does not come hard for me!
7. If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose and why?
Nikola Tesla, Inventor of the Alternating Current AC Power generator. He took his vision from idea to reality, culminating in building the world’s 1st AC power station at Niagara Falls, N.Y., in 1896. He also pioneered wireless transmission. His accomplishments are widely undervalued due to his reclusive and eccentric behavior. Thomas Edison gets much fanfare for his inventions, but we in the 21st Century owe much of our technological advancement to Nikola Tesla.
8. What advice would you give someone wanting to enter the generator industry?
I would recommend they take time to learn the basics of our products. Engine, AC Alternator, Control Panels. There are online courses, and most companies will provide training as well. I strongly encourage people to work in our industry. In our digital age, power is the one thing people can never get enough of.
9. What’s one thing you learned — industry-related or not — in the last month?
Never wait to share with friends or family how much you love and care for them.