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Get to Know: W Rippetoe

We’re back with another round of Get-to-Know introducing Sensoteq’s North American Sales Manager, W. We asked W a few questions about his job and life in and outside of Sensoteq.

Q: What sort of duties do you have at work? A: Customer sales, product install, customer service, technical support & direct customer support

Q: What’s the most exciting part of your job? A: It is different every day. From doing presentations with the customer, to plant pilot installs, to reviewing data. It is different every day, and I love it!!!

Q: Where did you work before this position? A: I was the Director for Training and Technical support in Schrader

Q: What was your first paying job? A: I had a paper route, and then I worked for K&B Toys as a sales associate

Q: If you could have a career in anything, what would it be? A: I like the job that I have chosen. I wish I would have taken up vibration analysis a long time ago

Q: What’s your most-used productivity hack? Windows-Shift-S A: Try it, and you will thank me

Q: Do you like traveling? What’s the best place you’ve traveled to? Do you have any vacations planned? A: I love to travel. I believe this is why my marriage has lasted as long as it has (20 years). Distance makes your heart grow fonder. Sandy and I recently visited the Grand Canyon. It was beyond words. We are traveling to Lake George, Colorado, at the end of July for our family vacation. We will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in Lake George

Q: Do you like reading? What’s the best book you’ve read recently? A: Yes, I love to read. The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking

Q: Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies? A: I am a Paid- on-Call EMT/B Fire Fighter. I hold the rank of Captain at the Addison Township Fire Department. I have been a Fire Fighter for 23 years. I am also a member of the Michigan Task Force 1 team. I am a Rescue squad officer for the water rescue team and a Rescue specialist for the Rescue side of the house. Our busy season is during the fall during Hurricane Season. Our team has responded to 5 deployments with our latest in Midland, Michigan, for the flood. We assisted with evacuating 10,000 residents from their homes from 3 dams that failed

Q: Do you have any pets? A: Yes, three dogs Sadie, Lulu, Tank, 3 Cats Jack, Oso, Miriam, 1 Corn Snake Osker, 1 Rabbit lexie, 45 Chickens and a new edition, ten heritage turkeys

Q: Are you a sports fan? A: Yes, I am a die-hard supporter of Detroit teams, The Lions (American Football). The Detroit Tigers (Baseball) and The Detroit Red Wings (Hockey)

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? A: I am and have been a morning person. I like to get up early, so I have more time working with you folks in Northern Ireland

Q: What’s something you find challenging about your work? A: Being in the car and not being able to respond to emails. I am a phone person

Q: What’s one thing you’re really good at? A: Listening and working with customers

Q: What’s a skill you’d like to improve on? A: Time management and spelling. I use Grammarly, it works great!!!

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