A sense of family is what struck Janice Miller most about Easter-Owens, when she joined the company in 2000. The Senior Project Estimator for inside sales had worked with one of the company's founders, Bill Easter, when the two were at another firm decades ago. Now, she says, "Family, honesty, and custom" are the terms that spring to mind when she describes Easter-Owens.
Family is important to Miller. She and her husband of 42 years, Barry, have two grown kids - Nathan and Sarah. Miller said that until they make her a grandma (soon, she hopes!) she dotes on her Shih Tzu/terrier Billie, aka, "the light of my life."
Although Miller was well-established in her field when she arrived, Easter-Owens has offered her additional rewarding career developments. "I have broadened my horizons with Detention projects as well as PLC panels and VFDs projects," Miller says. "My favorite project was the design of the Airport Lighting Swgr; as well as Mortenson. Both projects, I was involved in from the first contact with customer."
That is important to Miller, because her favorite part of the job is interacting with customers and problem-solving with them. Indeed, Miller holds the view that the future of industry depends on remaining customer-focused. "My hope is that people will remain an important part of this industry, and that the industry does not boil down to products and profits.”
Miller's career takeaways are:
- Don't be afraid to make changes in your career, or take new employment opportunities.
- If you believe in something, be willing speak up.
- Don't take things so seriously.
- Be upfront, but don't say anything you don't want to get back to someone else.
And she wouldn't mind a chance to apply what she's learned through her career in the industry and her time at Easter-Owens: "If I could make a job change, it would be in a manager type position so I could have more impact on the course of the company."
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