We had a chance this month to catch up with surface finishing account manager Jim Mayer. Jim helps our customers understand their metal finishing and industrial cleaning challenges and find Seacole products that will be effective solutions. Take a moment to get to know Jim!
What is your role at Seacole?
I’m the surface finishing account manager and also help with industrial cleaning chemistries.
What surface finishing industry trends are you seeing this year?
As a whole, the surface finishing is robust. Though gun parts and ammunition are down, but everything else seems to be going strong.
What advice would you give people in your field?
Be persistent and don’t give up.
What is your favorite Seacole product?
Total. It is a great all-around cleaner for everything and is safe on all surfaces (except asphalt). It just does a great job of cleaning products. Total is one of my favorite products and has been for a long time.
What might someone be surprised to know about Seacole?
How diverse we are. People who I tour through our facility say “You guys do this?” and “You guys do that?” They’re impressed with the industries we serve and the number of products we offer.
What’s the first thing you do when you get to work?
Get in the car, look at my plan for the week, and go from there. Once I start calling on customers, it seems like something always comes up, but I get it all done!
Do you have a secret for staying productive?
I have to be persistent and never take no for an answer. That’s hard to do, but you have to keep at it. Eventually, things will come around.
Before starting your career, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I worked in a birdseed packing company in high school. I bagged 50 pound bags of birdseed every day. It wasn’t bad, and I got to work with all my friends.
What is something you can’t live without?
My family, my friends, and fishing.
Try to do the right thing all the time. Be honest and do the right thing. Can’t go wrong with that.
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