PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Where are you from?
I was born in Oak Harbor, Washington.
How long have you worked at Continental Disc Corporation?
Since May 2006
What does your job entail?
Being a Product Development Specialist entails developing new products or technologies to meet the needs of new and existing markets and industries. A typical innovation project would include activities such as market research, product design and testing and product certifications before a product could be released to the market.
What is the biggest challenge of your job?
The biggest challenge of my job is staying on top of the multiple markets and industries that Continental Disc Corporation serves, and making sure that there are no gaps in our product families. That requires me to constantly research new processes, technologies and applications for pressure relief devices.
What is the most rewarding thing about your job?
The most rewarding thing about my job is the success of a new product after it has been released to the market. It is rewarding to know that a product I developed is providing a solution for our customers.
What do you love about working at Continental Disc Corporation?
The team members are very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive, which makes Continental Disc Corporation a great place to work!
Please explain a great customer experience you've had.
I was accompanying a regional sales manager while visiting a customer in the oil and gas industry. I was able to explain the benefits of the Well Activation and Safety Protection Valve Rupture Discs for pressure protection and activation of downhole tools and equipment. We also discussed other customized rupture disc solutions that Continental Disc Corporation had provided for equipment in the drilling and completion stages of a well. The customer was very impressed with our knowledge of downhole applications and requested Continental Disc Corporation to quote multiple rupture discs.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy spending free time with my family and friends watching sports, going to concerts or traveling on a new adventure.