Recently, Induron welcomed a new member to our team, Russell Hicks! Russell will lead customer service sales and serve as Coatings Sales Consultant in our key market of Texas.
Before joining Induron, Russell was District Sales Manager and Inspector at Caldwell Tanks where he led business development efforts in the firm’s Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma markets. He has an extensive background in the water, wastewater and coatings industries and is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector.
All of these qualifications and his experience make Russell a perfect fit for his new role at Induron. He will focus on the firm’s water industry ventures and oversee industrial floor coatings sales as well as general product transactions.
We’re so happy to have Russell and are excited to get to know him better. We want you to learn more about him too!
What is your biggest professional mistake and success?
I have made my share of mistakes in business, but the greatest success is learning from them.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Induron so far?
The culture at Induron makes you feel like you are working with extended family.
If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do?
Learn to sail a sailboat. Although I have never sailed in my life, the freedom of sailing and the challenge to learn how to sail, navigate and see other parts of the world interest me greatly.
What piece of advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?
Have a well thought out and written plan of your business venture and stick to it. My success in past business ventures came from the results of a well thought out plan and sticking to that plan. I am not a big fan of doorway decision making. A good plan is your guide and your compass when business climate changes. You will always have the plan to go back to in order to keep you on track.
If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
My mother who passed away on June 9th of this year. I would love to have one more conversation, one more dinner with her.
What person has had the biggest influence on your life and why?
My mother, she was a woman of faith and a gentle soul. I miss her greatly.
What’s your favorite pizza topping?
No green olives please.
What is your favorite book?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. As a kid I must have read the book several times. I loved the adventures.
What are your hobbies?
Working around my farm. Although it is not a working farm, there is always plenty to do, and it is my weekend escape to clear my head and prepare for the challenges of the next week.
What is your favorite quote?
It is what it is.
Founded in 1947, Induron manufactures high performance coatings that serve a range of industrial applications, including the wastewater, transmission and distribution and groundwater storage industries. Learn more about us at www.Induron.com.