Position: Director of Sales
Based out of: Columbia, South Carolina
Time with Western Shelter: One year
Bryan has been our Director of Sales since November of 2016. He comes to us with a long history in sales, and a significant amount of experience in the shelter and industrial fabrics industries. We are very grateful for the wealth of knowledge and the positive attitude that he brings to our team at Western Shelter.
Tell us bit about your career? What brought you to Western Shelter?
I have been in sales officially since 2003. Unofficially, I started my career in sales with the Boy Scouts and learning from my father. In 2010, I took an opportunity to work with a shelter company that sold to the Defense industry. It appealed to me because I served in the Army for five years and I wanted the chance to work with service members again. How cool is it to provide a product that protects them and makes life better while deployed and away from home?
That same idea lead me to WSS. The added benefit is that we service more than the DoD. We provide shelter systems to first responders, natural disaster relief, and the wildfire suppression industry. In my current position, I lead a team of sales managers and I am given the opportunity to guide and encourage them.
What is your favorite part of working for Western Shelter?
Leading the team and providing a product that shelters the people who protect us. “Your Challenge. Our Passion”
Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me….
Camping with my family, maintaining the house, preparing for the week.
What would be your personal motto?
Let go of yesterday. Live for today. Be ready for the future.
Name three things on your bucket list that you haven’t accomplished, and one that you have.
See the Grand Canyon. Travel to South America. Travel to Italy and learn how to blow glass.
I traveled to France on my Honeymoon (I plan to go back…so much to see).
What do you like to do in your free time?
I cook for my family when I am not traveling. I volunteer as an assistant wrestling coach. I enjoy camping and traveling with my family, and I take care of my two long haired dachshunds.
What is the last book you read?
Business- Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman.
Personal- The Secret Pilgram by John le Carre (I love spy novels).
What accomplishments in your life are the most important to you?
Armor Captain US Army
Any other information, quotes, or fun facts you would like to pass on?
I am a Mason. I enjoy the beach and mountains. Mowing the lawn feels like therapy for me. I appreciate art and enjoy art museums. Impressionism is my favorite period. Monet is my favorite artist. Frank Lloyd Wright is my favorite architect.