Each year SureFire Ag Systems opens their doors to summer interns, usually two to three college or high school students. This year we had the pleasure of working with three exceptional interns. They are Ryan Wolters (19 yrs. old) and Marvin Sanchez (19 yrs. old) of Atwood, KS, and Jace Shirley (21 yrs. old) of Oakley, KS. Cedric Green, facilitator of interns, has some kinds words to say about the three collectively. “All of our interns caught on quickly and we were able to accomplish many tasks this summer. It took less explaining from the engineers for them to be productive. This group of interns have a great work ethic and enjoy the “work hard, play hard” culture of SureFire Ag Systems.”
Greg Green, Territory Manager of Western US (MT, WY, NV, UT, NM, OK, AK, HI) and Inside Sales Manager of Kansas, Missouri (West of I-49) and Eastern Nebraska (East of Highway 83), is a staple on the sales team at SureFire Ag. He’s been with the team for many years and has won the trust of the team and his customers alike.
We’ve asked Greg a few questions to help you get to know him. Here’s what he had to say:
What is your background? Vo-Tech; Electronics Technology
What is your favorite part of your job? Working with great teammates that are all willing to help you when you need it.
Favorite Food? That is a tossup between ribs and chicken wings.
What is the best advice you were ever given? Don’t ever give up.
What does service mean to you? When someone comes to you for help, that you are able to solve their problem. I’m proud when I am able to help them, but then discouraged when I can’t and that makes me want to learn more about the situation, so I can help someone the next time.
What are you most passionate about? My family come first. I always want to be there for them in whatever they are going through or doing, and support them.
Who is your favorite sports team? Football is my favorite sport, so it’s either Broncos or K-State.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? The first thing I do when I get out of bed, is to thank God for giving me another day on Earth. Then it’s off to whatever I’m wanting/trying to accomplish for that day.
We’re incredibly proud of the fact 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; Greg is no different. He is committed to his customers and the greater SureFire mission. Stay tuned for more SureFire Spotlights on our blog and please don’t hesitate to contact us for any sales or service needs.
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.
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.