Jonathan Racis

Blake StroblTitle: Sales Manager

Home town: (Originally from where?) Wilmington, Delaware

Educational credentials: B.S. in Sports Management from Wilmington University.

When hired at Vulcan: June 24, 2013

Relevant or noteworthy experience: Well, I began my career in industrial sales, so I have a good deal of knowledge of many different OEM and MRO companies. Not necessarily related, but I was fortunate enough to be selected as a volunteer for the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore. It was the experience of a lifetime.

Why I chose Vulcan: Great culture and exciting opportunity to travel and grow business. There are some exciting new challenges that lie ahead, and I am looking forward to taking on these challenges, learning from them, and using what I learn to succeed and help the company.

Outside interests / hobbies: Golfing, sleeping, movies, and fitness.

Philanthropic endeavors, if any: I work as a volunteer coach for the First Tee of Delaware and participate in MS Bike to the Bay. I also work to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project through events like Toughmudder and fundraising banquets.

A person who (or an event that) inspired you: My father. He worked his way through the Army and completed his education while growing up without very much. His is incredibly skilled and intelligent, yet very humble. He never puts himself first and will jump to help others. He is a great family man and continues to improve himself every day.

In your opinion, what is the greatest engineering achievement of all time? The internet. It completely changed the way we do everything and it allows us to communicate instantly with people all over the World.

In your opinion, what is the most over-looked (or under-credited) engineering achievement of all time? The most overlooked achievement is the ball. It is responsible for the sports I love, it provides an activity for children all over the world, and it is so simplistic.

What car you’d drive, if money (or street laws) were no object.  Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8