On Friday, November 16, 2018
Q&As with Bob Alexander
Bob, explain what a typical day looks like for you as Regional Sales Manager.
No day is ever the same. I could be working with an aerospace customer one hour and agriculture and automotive the next. Some typical duties, however, include customer quote requests, customer service, technical discussions, conference calls with customers/prospects, visiting customers, etc.
As Regional Sales Manager at AHT’s corporate headquarters, what territories do you cover?
I am responsible for Eastern Iowa, Illinois and everything west of Nebraska. I’ve covered the Carolinas and Louisiana as well… basically wherever I'm needed.
You've traveled a lot both for work and for pleasure. Name a few of your favorite places to visit in your spare time.
I have traveled with friends to places like Montauk, New York; Winter Park, Colorado; Napa Valley and Florida.
When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your free time?
I enjoy spending time with friends and playing music. (I play guitar and sing in a band that's been together for 15 years.) My other hobbies are photography and cooking. I have a wood-fired outdoor oven that I use to make pizzas, breads, paella and appetizers.
What is one thing people may not know about Bob Alexander?
That I have been scuba diving in many fantastic areas… Cayman Brac, Bahamas, Cozumel, Great Barrier Reef, Florida Keys, etc.
What is one thing people may not know about AHT and/or its services?
AHT provides its customers with exceptional technical/metallurgical support. We have 7 metallurgists on-staff (more than most heat treaters), a sales team with decades of technical background, and great operations & quality control teams. I also provide technical presentations for those wanting to learn more about heat treatment, material selection, etc.
RELATED: 20% of our employees have worked at AHT for over 15 years. View them here.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
Giving our prospects and customers the best technical advice for their product as I can to help solve their problem. With over 20 years in the industry, I've learned a lot, seen a variety of projects and am excited to share my expertise with our customers.
Now, a series of quick random questions:
- Favorite Musician/Band: Eric Clapton
- First Job: Working at a pharmacy, delivering prescriptions to nursing care facilities
- Favorite Food: Paella
- Favorite Quote: “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
- Favorite Place to Travel: Montauk, NY
- Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Have a question for Bob Alexander? Email him at email@example.com or call 319-232-5221.