I came to Polyjohn in 1985 to help build a main office. Ed approached me and asked if I could help the manufacturer’s technician assemble PolyJohn’s very first machine. When the technician arrived, I had it fully assembled, at which point Ed asked if I would work for PolyJohn. I officially started on February 1, 1986. I started assembling equipment, making hand-held fixtures and setting up our thermoforming department. I then started the Maintenance department, working with Engineering on product development, along with many other challenges. I became Plant manager and applied my experience to plant product flow, lean manufacturing, equipment and facility expansion. I’m now the Engineering Manager and doing what I have always loved, following the process from beginning to end. Achievements cannot be had if not for opportunity, and that is what Ed, and now Mike and Kenny, have allowed myself and others to experience.