How did you first get your start in the heavy equipment industry?
I was a mechanic for 11 years and I’ve always been around heavy equipment. A good family friend owns a construction company and I drove a dump truck for him and was always interested in fixing equipment and problem solving. It’s been a passion of mine for a long time.
How many years have you worked for CG Equipment?
I’ve been with CG Equipment for two years. It’s gone by really quickly.
What is the best part of your job?
I like meeting new people and I like helping customers solve their complex issues, especially if they need a specialty attachment for a different work application or a new piece of machinery. I like to do research and figure out what’s going to work best for them.
What is your sales territory in Ontario?
I cover Wellington County, the tri-cities, and Grey-Bruce County.
Do you have a favourite piece of equipment that you sell at CG?
I like selling the excavators; they’re almost like the Swiss Army Knife of machines. There is so much to them nowadays and there are so many different attachments available now for them.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
The competition. It’s hard to stand out among the competition, especially with so much brand loyalty out there.
How has the heavy equipment industry changed over the years?
The technology in the equipment has changed a lot over the years, making jobs so much easier. GPS has made a big difference and there are machines out there where they do the work for you.
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your free time?
I play hockey and baseball and enjoy going on my ATV. I also have a shop at home and do a lot of work there.
If you could leave on a trip tomorrow, where would you go?
The next place I would like to travel to is Italy.
If you had an entire day to yourself, how would you spend it?
I like to stay busy so I would spend it in my shop or head out four-wheeling.