Q: What unique role do you fill at Baldwin? What is your area of expertise?
A: I’m responsible for those things that turn electrical energy in to mechanical energy… The Electric Motor. My official title is Motor Sales Product Manager. The motor industry can be a little intimidating… I help use my relationships with our 8 main vendors to get a timely competitive product to our diverse customer base.
Q: When did you join the Baldwin Supply team? How many years of experience do you have?
A: I joined Baldwin in November of 2016. I started in this industry back in January of 2000 with Dodge/Reliance.
Q: What types of relevant training have you completed to further help you in your current role?
A: Dodge/Reliance CAPT Program jump started me into the PT/Motor world back in 2000-2001. Since then I have participated in various sales training programs to include Franklin Covey, Dale Carnegie, as well as regular updates with all of our primary motor vendors.
Q: What led you to this career?
A: Tom Lee tricked me back in 1999 in an interview at UW Stout… ha ha ha… he was a great mentor in my early days as a Dodge guy. Once you’re in there really is no escape!
Q: Who influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?A: I have taken bits and pieces from many people throughout my career… If I had to pick one person it would be Dan Young, we’ve followed each other through this madness over the last 20+ years and he’s talked me off the ledge so many times. Just be yourself, that’s what everyone wants to see anyway.Q:What personality trait do you most attribute your success to and why?A: My ability to find humor in almost every situation… if you can’t laugh, then what’s the point.Q: What is one thing that surprised you about working at Baldwin?A: Coming from Corporate America with constant reporting it was a breath of fresh air to be able to focus on the customer rather than the shareholders
Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Baldwin Supply?A: The people here are fantastic… great camaraderie between coworkers and management which makes the work fun… maybe a bit middle school at times… but that somehow keeps it real. (I’m sure they will have a field day with what I’ve wrote here)Q: What is a work-related accomplishment that you are really proud of?A: I enjoy helping others be successful… it may sound cheesy, but helping push the sale over the finish line on a big contract or helping size up a new motor/gear opportunity keeps my blood flowing.
We, at Baldwin Supply, are not out to reinvent the wheel - or the conveyor belt. We just want to continue to do what we do best: provide our services to our customers so that they can succeed in doing what they do best.