Before joining us this summer, Carl was Director of Procurement for Utility Service Company, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Carl was based out of the company’s operations office in Perry, Georgia. We originally interviewed him because of his sales experience, industry knowledge of mining and his experience working for a key water tank painting contractor.
While all of this experience is wonderful and will help him greatly in his new role at Induron, we ultimately hired Carl because he fits so well with our culture, particularly due to the fact that he embodies many of our core values – including integrity, respect and reliability.
Now that you know why we hired him and why he’s such a great asset to Induron, get to know a little more about Carl:
- What is your biggest professional mistake and success? My biggest mistake was buying the wrong chemical when in the mineral processing industry, and I learned to make sure you have all the details and specs correct before you place the order. Biggest success was putting together a National Purchasing Program for packaging materials for the Mining/Mineral Processing Company I worked for, which was a multi-million dollar deal.
- What’s your favorite thing about working for Induron so far? The support and friendliness of other employees has been great.
- If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do? I would go offshore saltwater fishing.
- What piece of advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world? Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- If you could have dinner with any person living or dead, who would it be? Erskine “Erk” Russell, Defensive Coordinator for University of Georgia Football for seventeen years (1964 – 1981). During this time I was growing up and following UGA football. I went to UGA Football camp for several years and got to hear his motivational speeches, and they were great. He personally awarded me along with Coach Vince Dooley at the conclusion of the 1978 camp with the Outstanding Attitude Award for all guys at the camp. He told me I wasn’t the best player there but I was the toughest 135 lb guy there. Coach Russell left UGA at the end of 1981 to start up a football program at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. He was the Head Coach at GSU from 1981 – 1989. Coach Russell brought a startup program to three NCAA Division 1-AA National Championships in 1985, 1986 and 1989. His motto was “Just one more time”. Coach Russell influenced many young men, was a great motivator and leader of men. Coach Russell died on September 8, 2006 at age 80.
- What person has had the biggest influence on your life and why? My mom. She was an educator for 40 years and made sure I understood the importance of education.
- What’s your favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni
- What are your hobbies? I love to hunt, fish and watch college football. (GO DAWGS!)
- What is your favorite quote? “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” Vince Lombardi