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The Friendly Faces of SureFire… Meet Andrew!

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Andrew - Sales at SureFire Ag

Andrew - Sales at SureFire AgAndrew has been on the SureFire Ag team for over 5 years proudly representing the Northeast United States including ME, NH, VT, NY, MA, RI, PA, NJ, DE, MD, CT, VA and WV as the territory sales manager and inside salesman. Andrew’s friendly personality is one of his key assets and his contagious laugh can be heard in nearly every corner of our office.

We asked Andrew a few questions to help you get to know him better. Here’s what he had to say:

What is your background?
I attended Fort Hays State University and then came home to be part of the family radio stations. My radio career ended in 2011, at which time I took a job in the Ag Industry for 1 year before joining SureFire Ag in 2012.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love interacting with customers and our team at SFA/SFE.  I also enjoy traveling and getting to see the different crops that we help grow all over the country.

What do you wish people knew about you that the probably don’t?
I am sort of an aviation geek. My grandfather flew the Corsair in WWII and my brother is a pilot, so I have always loved flying and being around airplanes… something that has been beneficial since I get to travel frequently for my job.

Do you have any hidden talents or something no one knows about you?
I like to think I am a pretty good drummer. I have played drums since I was young, and played in bands that allowed me to travel all over the country, including a stint in Nashville.

Favorite Food?
Chinese or Italian

What is the best advice you were ever given?
“Don’t wait for opportunity….create it!”

What does service mean to you?
Service to me means providing a fast and reliable solution while building relationships.

What are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about My Family, faith, helping youth find success, music and sports.

Who is your favorite sports team?
Nebraska Huskers/Denver Broncos

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The opportunity to help provide a better life for my family.

We are incredibly proud of individuals like Andrew who help make the SureFire Ag team what it is. We’re all committed to creating innovative and valuable solutions for ag producers across the world and supporting our customers and friends throughout the entire process, Andrew is no different. Stay tuned for more SureFire Spotlights on our blog and please don’t hesitate to contact us for any sales or service needs.

Our Team Makes Us Who We Are… Meet Matt!

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Matt Micek, inside sales manager covering IL, IN and OH, may be one of the newer faces on our team, but he has already proven himself to be an asset. Matt joins us from a deep ag and teaching background that’s made him a key player at the SureFire offices.

We’ve asked Matt a few questions to help you get to know him. Here’s what he had to say:

What is your background?
I graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2002 and took my first job teaching Industrial Arts that same year. In that time, I taught 7-12 general technology courses along with CAD, welding, metal fabrication, plastics, woodworking, residential construction, plumbing, and electricity. I continued teaching for 12 years while also managing the family farm in Atwood. In 2016, I accepted my current position at SureFire Ag Systems in inside sales.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I’ve always been a helper by nature. I feel that my job here at SureFire is to help people be successful. I really enjoy the technical side of my job. Helping customers with system configurations, diagnostics and troubleshooting presents new challenges every day.

What do you wish people knew about you that they probably don’t?
I try to be transparent.

Do you have any hidden talents or something no one knows about you?
I like to dabble in a little bit of everything. I own a fiddle but am certainly no Charlie Daniels.

Favorite Food?
I’ll try about anything I can get past my nose.

What is the best advice you were ever given?
Not sure. Growing up, I was given a lot of advice. I just recently started listening.

What does service mean to you?
In my mind, we approach service at a whole new level. Service at SureFire is unrelenting determination to make every system function as it should.

What are you most passionate about?
I think we all have a choice to either coast through life, flying under the radar OR to live life, get involved, pay it forward and try to make an impact for the good. I prefer the latter.

Who is your favorite sports team?
The one my kids are playing on.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My alarm clock – duh!

If it weren’t for our teammates such as  Matt, the SureFire Ag team wouldn’t be what it is today. We’re all committed to creating innovative and valuable solutions for ag producers across the world and supporting our customers and friends throughout the entire process, Matt is no different. Stay tuned for more SureFire Spotlights on our blog and please don’t hesitate to contact us for any sales or service needs.

 

SureFire Spotlight: Meet Levi Felzien!

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Levi Felzien - SureFire Ag

Levi Felzien - SureFire AgHelp us welcome Levi Felzien! He is the newest member of the SureFire Ag sales team and has recently been named the Inside Sales Manager of Texas. Levi’s background is in telecommunications, an industry where he worked the better part of 15 years; his electronics background will serve him well in his role at SureFire Ag.

We asked Levi a few questions and even though he’s a man of few words, here’s what he had to say:

What is your favorite part of your job?
The people I get to work with, both co-workers and customers.

Do you have any hidden talents or something no one knows about you?
I am a troubleshooter extraordinaire; I pride myself on approaching problems and issues with applied logic, it’s a specialty of mine.

What’s your favorite food?
All of the above please.

What is the best advice you were ever given?
There are always at least 2 different ways to view a situation.  Never jump to conclusions.

What does service mean to you?
Prompt, fair solutions in a timely manner.

Who is your favorite sports team?
NFL – Raiders
MLB – Yankees
NCAAFB – CU Buffaloes
NCAABB – KU Jayhawks

We are excited to have Levi on the team and we are excited for the energy he will bring to the Texas region. The entire SureFire Ag team is committed to creating innovative and valuable solutions for ag producers across the world and supporting our customers and friends throughout the entire process, Levi is no different. Stay tuned for more SureFire Spotlights on our blog and please don’t hesitate to contact us for any sales or service needs.