Title: Point-of-Purchase Applications Engineer
Home town: Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Educational credentials: BS, International Business, Marketing Concentration, French Minor - Elizabethtown College
When hired at Vulcan: January 2012
Why I chose Vulcan: I chose Vulcan because it has a great team atmosphere and I can proudly say that our products are designed and manufactured using 100% US-made material right here in our Telford, PA facility.
Outside interests / hobbies: Reading, running and traveling
Philanthropic endeavors, if any: We rescued our Catahoula Leopard Dog, Ziggy in 2007 and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. I support no-kill animal shelters and try to convince everyone I know to adopt a pet rather than going through a breeder or pet store. It’s so worth it! I also run in 5k’s for local charities.
A person who (or an event that) inspired you: My grandmother inspires me. She had a long list of health problems and defied the odds for 33 years after doctors gave her a 10% chance to live.
In your opinion, what is the greatest engineering achievement of all time? I have to say the movable type printing press. Without a way to educate the masses, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
In your opinion, what is the most over-looked (or under-credited) engineering achievement of all time? Duct tape. It works on just about everything.
What car you’d drive, if money (or street laws) were no object. Aston Martin DBS