This month’s spotlight shines on one of our Louisville Technical Engineers. Matt Tedford is a favorite among our customers. Just last week we received an email from a customer after an installation Matt worked on in Memphis. He just happened to be working with the ‘other’ Matt in our office, Matt Jones. Karen Weesner from Ruch Clinic wrote, “Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the Matts being here and helping us troubleshoot our move next week. They have been very communicative and have really helped us think out the data process as well. Great jobs guys.”
About Matt Tedford
Matt has been with us since the very beginning of UT back in 2009. Before that, he served in the Army, stationed in Erlangen, Germany, and Ft. Knox KY. He was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Desert Storm/Shield and left the Army as a non-commissioned officer (Sergeant) and was also an instructor at the US Army Armor School at Ft. Knox.
He lives in Shelbyville with his wife, Michelle, and two children. Hanna is a high school senior and a member of a National Cheer team at Gymtyme. Hayden is a freshman starting at Centre this month where he will play football. Matt likes to boast that Hayden was the team captain in high school and helped his team to a 24-4 record over 2 years.
Here’s a little more about Matt in his own words.
1. Tell us a little bit about the type of work you do at Unified Technologies and your job responsibilities.
Field Tech. Install, service, and maintain all products we offer.
2. When you aren’t at work, what keeps you busy?
I try to spend 100% of my free time with my kids, Hanna & Hayden. “Family Time” is at the top of our list and always has been.
3. Have you always been in this industry? If not, what brought you where you are today?
Started in the telecom industry in 2000. I had 2 jobs. Before that, I was a Sgt in the Army and a store manager for Lowe’s.
4. What’s one thing you love about what you do for a living?
The look on a customer’s face when you solve a problem for them, and the freedom of being out and about and not stuck in an office.
5. What you do for fun or to unwind?
U of L sporting events, home improvement projects, and hanging out with “the fam.”
6. If you could do one thing for a living that had nothing to do with your current job, what would it be?
7. Is there something fun or interesting that you’d like people to know about you?
I do all the cooking in my house, have shaken hands with 2 different presidents, and I am working toward getting my pilot’s license (long way to go though).
8. Favorite food or snack
Strawberry creme pie
9. Family info
I was born in Harlingen, TX. I have one brother, who is 3 years and one day older. My daughter is Hanna, she is 16. My son is Hayden, he is 18. My wife (the most beautiful lady in the world) is Michelle and her age is classified.