Our Employee Highlight today features Project Manager, Danny Moore. Danny has been a part of the Excellance Sales Team for a couple of months, and we decided it was a great time to ask him about his experiences this far.
First off, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you did previous to Excellance.
DANNY MOORE: I grew up on a small farm in north Alabama where I continue to reside with my beautiful wife (Erin), step-daughter (Maggie), and four boys (Levi, Griffin, Hayden, John Luke). I played multiple sports in my youth and continued to play football until my late 20’s. After I graduated High School, I attended college and joined the Electrical Engineering program while minoring in Applied Science where I received my medic license that allowed me to pay my way through school. After college, I worked for a local aerospace engineering firm for a short period of time, but I knew that it wasn’t for me. It didn’t take long to realize that my true passion in life was helping others. In 2005, I went back to work on the ambulance at Marshall Medical EMS and never looked back.
How did you come to work at Excellance?
DANNY: After 14 years of working in EMS, Fire, and Police departments you learn through firsthand experience the difference between a quality product and a mass produced product. Out of our entire Marshall Medical fleet, only one ambulance was an Excellance unit. It was the oldest by far (20+ years), yet still it was the most preferred ambulance with every crew member even over the brand new units of a different brand. With that experience, coming to work at Excellance was a no-brainer.
What do you like most about your position?
DANNY: I really like the fact that I still feel connected to the EMS community and have the satisfaction of knowing I can continue to make a difference by helping those that help others.
How is Excellance different than any other company you have worked for?
DANNY: From the bottom to the top, our upper management respects and appreciates each and every employee, customer and dealer. No matter the title of the person we are all considered family and that is hard, if not impossible, to find anywhere else.
Name three things on your bucket list and why you chose them.
DANNY: I don’t really have a bucket list, per say, but watching my children succeed, traveling the world, and growing old with my family would definitely be at the top of my list.
You eat at Madison Pizza a lot. Is it safe to say your favorite food is pizza?
DANNY: There’s not a favorite food, but I do have these kicks where I crave one thing more than everything else, but that changes every few weeks or so.
Where do you hope to be in 5 years? 10?
DANNY: With as many children as I have, you just have to hope and pray to make it through the next 10 years without being institutionalized. (laughter) But I would like to see myself with a bigger role within the ranks of the Excellance company.
What do you like to do outside of work?
DANNY: Anything football; from coaching at the local schools, watching Auburn at the field or on TV, all the way to playing in a backyard pickup game. I like watching movies, traveling, kayaking, fishing, hunting, riding ATV’s… basically anything outside, extreme, or just spending time with my family.
If you could meet any person in the world (from any time period), who would it be and why?
DANNY: I would have to say Marcus Luttrell, author of the best seller, “Lone Survivor”. In June 2005, Marcus received the “Navy Cross” and “Purple Heart” for his actions during Operation Red Wing and against all odds, survived unimaginable injuries and conditions while trapped behind enemy lines. It would be an honor to shake his hand and tell him thank you.
When preparing for a disaster, what are the top five things that any household should have on hand and why?
DANNY: First and foremost I believe that a detailed plan with built in contingencies is paramount in preparing for any disaster. This ensures that everyone in your household is on the same page and knows exactly what to do.
A pre packed bug out bag with season appropriate clothing and several days’ worth of nonperishable food and water.
Some form of wireless communication, whether it is a cell phone or UHF/VHF radio that allows you to signal for help or just to contact others.
A very reliable and fully charged flashlight.
And some sort of multi-tool or survival knife to hopefully aid in self rescue.