Year One

Yesterday, Ivan Banks handed me a form to fill out; my self-evaluation of the past year’s performance.  Eager to analyze and attempt to quantify, as any engineer must always be, I take to this task with enthusiasm – and with a bit of surprise that I’ve been on the team for a year now.  They say time flies when you’re having fun, and I guess it flies when you’re surrounded by binders of data sheets and guys huddled over gear definitions in old college textbooks (just for fun) too.

It’s been a great year with great people and great products.  About a month ago I worked through a project with a process control engineer in need of a pneumatic conveyor for bulk material within his plant.  We went through the critical aspects of the application like bulk density, conveying distance and height, material size, end use, etc.  After reviewing the details, we selected the appropriate Line Vac and the end-user sent in a P.O.

This situation happens frequently, it is the purpose of our application engineering department to assist end users and OEM’s with specific engineering and design needs.  What also seems to happen frequently is that I receive follow-up calls from our clients who are so pleased with our product they wanted to call and tell us about it.  Often times they follow this up with, “I want to buy five more for my other lines/facilities”.

Exchanges like this are just another way I know I made an excellent decision coming aboard at EXAIR.

I’ve always felt that one of the best decisions I ever made in my life was to attend a local magnet school for junior high and high school (Walnut Hills).  I have so many memories about the place that I almost can’t focus on one.  I just think back, and smile.

I just read an article that the gymnasium at my high school is set to be retired. After an historic past, it appears it is time to do away with the old and move on to the new.

In a similar vein, we’ve moved past catalog 24 and on to catalog 25 at EXAIR.  Click here for your copy.

Lee Evans
Application Engineer

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