WAI Life Member since 2017
Q: What year did you join WAI and why did you do it? What were you doing at the time? A: I joined the WAI in 1980, the year before Ace Metal exhibited at the first Interwire show. I was assistant plant manager and sales manager.
Q: Did you have any sense that you had found a life-long career? A: I started working for Ace Metal in 1975 after finishing my military obligations and college. As my father had started the business, he was grooming me to eventually run the company.
Q: What did you do and how did your career proceed over the years? A: I started out as a punch press operator, then assistant plant manager and continued up the ladder over the years. Ace Metal has been the only company I have ever worked for, which must seem pretty unusual.
Q: What has been the best part of being in the wire and cable industry? Ever come close to leaving? A: The industry is expansive and offers many challenges. The camaraderie has been enjoyable, interesting and informative. I have met and worked with so many people over the years and the resulting friendships have lasted equally long. Over the years there were a few times when I thought of changing my line of work, but I’ve always been drawn back by the various hats that I wear here at Ace Metal. It keeps me engaged.