Today I’m Account Executive and within this role my goal is to become a trusted advisor to my customer base. My job is to find solutions to the customer’s needs such as logistical challenges, supply chain management, local warehousing, providing just-in-time delivery systems, custom blending and new product development as well as sharing safe practices and current market conditions.
Why did you decide to work in the Oil & Gas industry when your passion actually belongs to the ocean environment?
Out of college, where I studied Environmental Biology, I did go into the marine’s fisheries career path. I was a fishery observer for three years in Hawaii and Massachusetts. From there I got the chance to work as a host of an outdoor television show. Through that particular job that was very heavily sales oriented, I figured out I had a neck for sales, so naturally just gravitated towards a sales career.
Once I started with Brenntag I noticed that I had more success calling on the oil & gas customers – I just had more in common with them. Most of the oil & gas folks enjoy the outdoors – they hunt, they fish. So we had some common ground to start with as opposed to not having any common ground. So I just naturally gravitated towards that industry due to the passed times that we share.