Our Employee Highlight today features Project Manager, Jeff Plain. Jeff is the newest addition to the Excellance Sales Team, 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?
JEFF PLAIN: I was born and raised in Connecticut and went to college in Pennsylvania. I have lived and worked throughout the country over the years. My favorite job of all time was working in Operations for People Express Airlines in the 80’s. We went from three airplanes to the fifth largest carrier in less than five years.
How did you hear about Excellance and why did you decide to apply to work at the company?
JEFF PLAIN: Excellance HR Manager Debbie Johnson and her husband are friends of mine. Debbie knew I was looking for a position and told me about Excellance. My professional experience alongside the challenge of learning a new industry was appealing to me.
What do you like most about your job and what unique abilities do you bring to the position?
JEFF PLAIN: I love that Excellance has a reputation in the industry for providing a superior, quality product. The fact that our product helps saves lives is equally important. I believe my years of crunching numbers and analysis will eventually help me to better serve our customers after gaining the industry and company knowledge necessary to excel.
When you were a child—what did you want to be when you grew up and how much did those dreams change as you grew older?
JEFF PLAIN: I was like most boys growing up in the sixties, and I wanted to play baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals.
If you were going to be stranded on an island and could only bring five items—what would they be and why?
JEFF PLAIN: I would take my wife (Gerri) to keep me company. I would also take Direct TV, a Flat screen TV and a solar generator. This way I could watch Alabama football and Cardinal baseball. Lastly, I would take a pot for cooking over an open fire.
Imagine you have invented time travel—what would be the first thing you would do with it?
JEFF PLAIN: I would travel back in time to spend more time with my parents and grandparents.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
JEFF PLAIN: That is a tough question. In no particular order, completing the Vermont Marathon, raising my two beautiful daughters (Chelsea and Heather), and being named Senior Vice President of a publicly traded company.