European Principal, Procurement, Too serious for a funny title
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? "The road to hell is paved with good intentions" a 'proverbial sentence'
IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) TO LUNCH - WHO WOULD IT BE? Albert Einstein
WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? I'll have to get back to you on this one...
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? In the outdoors, bicycling, hiking or taking pictures.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? Lumber people are usually very nice people to deal with.
European Principal, New Product Development, Accent all the girls love
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? * Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it * Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. Worry about the day they stop * The only thing worse than starting something and failing, is not starting something
IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) TO LUNCH - WHO WOULD IT BE? Woody Allen or Jack Nicholson
WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? my passion for food and cooking
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? surfing with friends
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I can meet great people all over the world
Sales, Humor Initiator
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? Don't take life too seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway. IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON TO LUNCH (DEAD OR ALIVE), WHO WOULD IT BE? Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling. I love funny ladies. :-) WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? My thumbs & hands are double jointed and bend all the way backward. It's weird, I know. HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? Working out, cleaning, cooking, swimming at our lake house in the summer... spending time with my husband & babies! WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? The positive atmosphere - we have the BEST team! I always feel empowered and encouraged to share my thoughts and ideas. It's great to work for leaders who make you feel important.
AP/ Accounting, the better bean counter
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. - Unknown
IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON TO LUNCH (DEAD OR ALIVE), WHO WOULD IT BE? Louis CK - laughing is good for the soul! :)
WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? I love to watch MMA / UFC fights.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? Relaxing and having fun playing board games with my husband.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I'm part of an amazing team that always puts the customer first.
Principal, Sales, Purchasing, Bean Counter
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? My grandfather was a painter. He died at age eighty-eight, he illustrated Robert Frost's first two books of poetry and he was looking at me and he said, 'Harry, there are two kinds of tired: there's good-tired, and there's bad-tired.' He said, 'Ironically enough, bad-tired can be a day that you won. But you won other people's battles, you lived other people's days, other peoples agendas, other people's dreams and when it was all over there was very little "you" in there, and when you hit the hay at night, somehow you toss and turn--you don't settle easy.' He said, 'Good-tired, ironically enough, can be a day that you lost. But you don't have to tell yourself, 'cause you knew you fought your battles, you chased your dreams, you lived your days, and when you hit the hay at night, you settle easy--you sleep the sleep of the just, and you can say "take me away."' He said, 'Harry, all my life I've painted. God, I would've loved to be more successful, but I painted and I painted, and I am good-tired and they can take me away. -Harry Chapin -- Singer
IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON (ALIVE OR DEAD) TO LUNCH, WHO WOULD IT BE? My dad, Peter Challinor. He worked in the wood industry all his life and knew everyone. He was an incredible role model and taught me everything I know about wood--about selling and about being honest and doing the right thing. I would like to have lunch with him one more time and tell him how much I love and admire him.
WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? I performed for two years in our kids' local elementary school "Variety Show", where the parents put on costumes and sing and dance to popular songs with made-up lyrics as a charity event to raise money for the school. One year the theme was "fairy tales" and I wore tights and dressed up as an elf-cobbler, singing and dancing to the tune of "Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis. It surprised a lot of people.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? There are no off days for the hard-working Thermory crew, but when I have time on a Saturday afternoon I take the dog (a flat-coated retriever) for a long walk to the beach, walk up the beach for 30 minutes. throwing the ball in the water about a hundred times for the dog, stop at the coffee shop for a latte, and then walk home.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I love the glowing and enthusiastic responses we receive from customers after their Thermory decks have been installed. When we ship out a job, I know that the customer is going to be thrilled with the final product, but I never get tired of hearing from customers how much they love Thermory. It is kind of like picking out exactly the right Christmas gift for a friend and you know they are going to be really excited, but it is still great to see the smile on their face when they finally open it.
Principal, Sales, Crazy Idea Guy
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. -Steve Jobs
IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON TO LUNCH (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE? I answered this question for the hockey program when I was a high school freshman and my answer is still the same - my grandfather. He passed away just a few days before my 18th birthday. It would be nice to chat with him now as a parent, business owner, adult - slightly experienced at life since I only knew him as child.
Oh, and Steve Jobs. I'm his #1 fan.
WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? I'm easy to work with. The people that would be surprised by this answer find no relevance to the answer of question 1.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? With my wife, Theresa and my son, Silas - even a trip to Target is surely good time. We have a blast no matter what we do together. In the summer I love mowing my lawn. I appreciate the methodical and therapeutic repetition of the straight lines, smell of grass and sun on my shoulders.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I truly enjoy the people I work with, our team just "gets it"! We have a vision for the future and we have no use for wasting time talking about what could be or the idea that we should have tried last year. We see it, we do it, we plan it, make it and own it. We are a talented group of individuals that live for tomorrow by working hard today. Its all made possible because we believe in each other!
Sales, Not Too Little For Logistics
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?"It’s not goodbye, I hate goodbye. Remember, see you later” IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON TO LUNCH (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE? I would take my Brother Daniel in the US Army to lunch. Sitting down with Jesus would be pretty neat! WHAT IS THE ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? I was a high school wrestler and worked construction for over 6 years. HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? I spend my days off staying active with my 4 year old, Lilia. She is a ball of energy and doesn't stop talking! :) WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I absolutely love the cheerful, friendly environment that I work in, and this is the most loyal company I've ever worked for.
AP / AR - Import Logistics, Inhouse Fighter Pilot)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE? The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON TO LUNCH (DEAD OR ALIVE), WHO WOULD IT BE? Mother Teresa WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE? Reality TV is my weakness! HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF? I spend time with my friends and family. WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB? I am always learning!
Yogi joined Thermory USA in 2013, as his Mother (Steph) is an attachment-parent who cannot go more than 20 minutes without his scent. He was once a quiet, cuddly little office decoration and lap warmer, but the Monday-Friday grind has worn him down. The mailman, Fedex guy and UPS driver are no longer safe. And your breakfast sandwich? Forget about it. He gets approximately 1.5 walks a day, where he stops to pee on every plant on the block (neighbors are wondering why their flowers aren’t blooming…). When he gathers up the energy to leave his chair, he likes to lounge on the windowsill soaking up some rays, occasionally growling at any passersby who he finds to be threatening. He eats his kibbles only when no one is looking because he refuses to admit that he is not, in fact, a human -- and does secretly enjoy dog food. Although he’s gotten a bit crotchety in his old age, he was recently hit by a car and made a very tough comeback – proving his zest for life! We’re comforted to know that this 20 pound, quirky and loveable fur ball has been with us since the early days and as we continue on our quest for Thermory interplanetary domination.
Sales, The Young One
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
“It took me 17 years to get 3,000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.”- Hank Aaron
IF YOU COULD TAKE ANY PERSON TO LUNCH (DEAD OR ALIVE), WHO WOULD IT BE?
Any single woman between the age of 18-30... :-)
WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MAY SURPRISE PEOPLE?
I'm pretty good at impressions (ask to hear my Forrest Gump and Chewbacca!) and I enjoy singing the wrong lyrics to songs. I was also a baseball play-by-play commentator after my playing days were over.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR DAYS OFF?
I pretend to be a good golfer and fantasy sports guru. Mainly, I just like to watch sports and hang out with friends and family.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I work with some really good people and they are always willing to help out.