Todd is a technician in Unified’s Lexington office. He installs, maintains and trains on NEC, Mitel, and ShoreTel systems. Todd received the 2015 Diamond Core Value Award at Unified’s Banquet in February for his efforts in finding and promoting leads for the sales team. Todd’s involvement in the Lexington community made him a natural for this award.
Here’s a little more about Todd in his own words.
What are a few of your job responsibilities?
I think the most important job I have is customer service. Putting the customers’ needs before everything. Besides installing and maintaining the systems I also backup our Lexington Operations Manager in his absence. I’ve been known to also make a sale or two.
When you aren’t at work, what keeps you busy?
I spend a lot of time coaching baseball and giving lessons. I have coached baseball at many levels over 18 years and I am passionate about the game and seeing young student athletes develop on and off the field.
Have you always been in this industry? If not, what brought you where you are today?
I have been in the communications industry for 17 years. But previous to that I spent 12 years in the grocery business working as a meat cutter, meat manager, and also manage the store. What brought me to this communications industry was 80 hour work weeks in the grocery industry. I had previous education in electronics which fascinated me but I never pursued it until an old retired GTE guy asked me to work for him at Lucent Technologies.
What’s one thing you love about what you do for a living?
What I love about my job is PEOPLE. I enjoy my co-workers and the customer interaction. Knowing that we help people is so gratifying.
Tell us a little bit about what you do for fun.
My life is pretty simple. When it’s time to unwind you will find me on my couch eating great food and watching TV.
If you could do one thing for a living that had nothing to do with your current job, what would it be?
I would have my own baseball academy and train student athletes.
Is there something fun or interesting that you’d like people to know about you?
In 2012 I had the opportunity to coach in a Cal Ripken World Series. The young men I coached were amazing and made history by winning the only World Series for Kentucky kids ages 13 to 15. My hat along with my team’s information and photo was displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
What’s your favorite food or snack?
My favorite food is a good medium rare steak. But as many of you know, a buffet will always get my attention.
Family Info –
I was born and raised in Lexington. I have two brothers and two sisters. I am married to Marla and we have a son Gable (7). I have two sons Hunter (23) and Mac (20) by a previous marriage.