EVS Metal is pleased to publish another installation in our series of spotlight articles highlighting employees and their departments. We hope these help illustrate EVS’ capabilities as a manufacturer and sheet metal fabricator, and the value our people bring to the table each and every day.
This week, we’re speaking with Dave from our Texas metal fabrication facility.
Q&A with Dave, Forming Business Development Lead, EVS Metal TX
EVS Metal: How long have you been with EVS, and how long have you worked in metal fabrication overall?
Dave: 22 years in metal fab, of which 12 have been with EVS
EVS: Did you start your metal fabrication career on the shop floor or other similar position, or have you always been in sales?
Dave: I was originally hired into metal fab as the facility manager of the startup Austin warehousing branch of a large Dallas company. I was the only employee for over a year until the purchase of another facility, which initiated the actual production of fabricated items. I was then made shipping manager, before moving over to inventory manager. After that, I moved to the purchasing department, before becoming the outsourcing manager, and then finally to sales. All of this was over a 9-year period.
EVS: Describe your career trajectory — how did you start, any specific education/training/experience, what different positions have you held etc.
Dave: During my college years, I started my own landscaping business which eventually became full time for a brief period. I eventually made it into a part-time enterprise before selling the company after a 10-year run. Concurrently, I worked full time in the sales department for KLBJ radio in Austin for a year, which was my first introduction to sales. I also worked in sales in the insurance, trucking, and hi-tech industries in the Austin area. Having been a business owner has been very helpful to my sales career because it has made me very comfortable asking for work.
Come back next week for part 2 of our interview with Dave!
EVS Metal is an American precision metal fabricator headquartered in Riverdale, NJ. Our machinists and operators utilize the latest technology to cut, bend and finish stand-alone items as well as parts for integration or assembly into more complex products. EVS Metal’s four ISO 9001:2015-certified locations comprise over 250,000 square feet of vertically-integrated manufacturing space and feature the most modern equipment available, from lasers and CNC machining centers to automated powder coating lines.
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