1. How long have you been with Triton Power?
At Triton Power, just shy of a year, I’ve worked in Electrical Power Distribution for almost 30 yrs.
2. Why did you join the company?
The leadership team, the vision, and the opportunity to make a difference. I’ve known Eric and our engineering team for about 10 yrs. Triton is a solid, established company that makes quality products.
We’re on the verge of explosive growth, and I have an opportunity to contribute.
3. What’s your favorite part of working for Triton Power?
The array of projects I get to work on and the technical challenges each one brings.
It pushes me to learn and makes the day go by quickly. Working with people I like -some of which are car enthusiasts- is a bonus.
4. What is your current position?
I was hired as an OEM Sr. Account Manager.
5. What do you like most about the generator industry?
Diversity! One minute I’m working with an engineering team, helping design backup power for a railroad system in Africa, and the next, with a construction company, reviewing electrical plans for a medical facility in NYC.
From Government Installations in military bases to refrigerated storage facilities, each project has different sets of criteria to be met. This challenge makes it exciting for me.
6. What inspires you to come to work every day?
The next project! – I know the next challenge will be an opportunity to sharpen my skills and to learn.
7. If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose and why?
Tough question. Within our organization/industry, I would have to say “The Generator Doctor,” Brian Tienhaara. I’ve known Brian for about 10 yrs., and he was the first call I made when I considered joining the team at Americas Generators.
He is a man of great integrity, my go-to for technical support on complex projects, and always generous with his time. I have a lot to learn from him.
8. What advice would you give someone wanting to enter the generator industry?
Simple, do your research. As with any other industry, you should consider short and long-term industry trends and projections. Research the company and the leadership. Does management share common values? What is the company culture like?
9. What’s one thing you learned — industry-related or not — in the last month?
I learned a fact while working with one of our customers, one of the largest produce distributors in South Florida. Strategic planning is needed to locate certain fruits/produce—some need to be isolated in separate rooms. For example, a pallet of pumpkins cannot be placed in the same area as bananas or mangoes. The ethylene gas given off by the pumpkins causes the bananas/mangoes to ripen prematurely. Who knew…