We are excited to welcome Rob Burckley to the Induron team! Rob is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in combat in the Gulf War. He has worked in multiple capacities of metal fabrication and coatings. Over the course of his career, Rob has worked in the coatings industry as a Project Manager, Quality Assurance Inspector, Tank Painting Project Manager, Estimator and Operations Manager and as a Paint Contractor handling estimating and project management.
Rob is not only a NACE 3 Certified Coatings Inspector, but is also well-networked within the water tank painting community. We are excited for what he will bring to the Induron team! Learn more about him in the Q&A below.
Q: What are your responsibilities in your new role?
A: As a technical sales representative, I feel that my number one responsibility is to represent myself and Induron with the utmost integrity. I believe I can help build positive relationships between the specifiers, asset owners and the contractors who apply the coatings. I think that my experience with estimating and managing coatings projects will help form a collaborative partnership. I want to be a resource that owners and engineers can call for budgetary estimates and to help contractors with pricing. I want every person and company that I do business with to know that they made the right choice.
Q: Are you seeing any new trends in the coatings industry?
A: Some paint contractors are struggling to hire competent personnel to handle the rigors of working on water tanks and towers. They also have issues with keeping and getting their personnel trained to handle more sophisticated types of coatings.
Q: Why Induron? What’s your favorite thing about working for Induron so far?
A: I like the small company feel, so my biggest reason is the people. Everyone seems to be working towards the same goal of providing our customers with a high-quality product and the assistance needed.
Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job?
A: To get everyone to understand that I’m more than a salesperson, but also a supporter of their projects. Even if you don’t purchase a product from me, I am still here to help.
Q: Tell us about a project you’ve worked on that you’re especially proud of.
A: I’ve worked on quite a few tank projects with tight deadlines and difficult circumstances. I’ve been working on a project with the Air Force for a tank that’s 500,000 gallons inside of a historical landmark. I’m helping guide the team in how to repair the tank with minimal disruption
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: If you’re going to show up, be early. My drill sergeant wouldn’t allow you to be late for anything! I still carry that with me today.
Q: If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would it be and why?
A: Shaquille O’Neal. He just seems like a genuinely nice guy who’s never let success go to his head.
Q: What person has had the biggest influence on your life and why?
A: My Grandfather. He was a tail gunner in WWII. He came home from overseas and used the experiences to help fuel his success. He was a very caring person who would help anyone.
Q: Tell us a little about your family, pets and/or hobbies.
A: I have four children – three daughters and a son. Ashley (32), Parker (14) and twin girls Isabella and Allison (12). I have two grandchildren Evelyn (11) and Brently (6). My wife’s name is Shannon, and she is a Virtual Meeting coordinator for ComputerShare. We have an Italian Greyhound named Tucker. I enjoy lifting weights and anything sports-related. I am a University of Kentucky fan and Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan!