Meet Another Member Of The Hardworking Kingston Team!
Kingston is honored to employ so many wonderful and talented people who keep our presses rolling and the ink flowing! Read on to learn a little about Mike and what he does here at Kingston!
1. What is your favorite part of your job at Kingston?
I love the problem solving. Whenever something isn’t working, or even if it just needs improvement, I want to find a solution. Chasing a solution usually involves failures and setbacks, which can be frustrating, but once you find it, it’s very satisfying.
2. What is the coolest Kingston project you have been a part of?
As the director of storefront technology, the coolest project I have worked on would have to be the creation of kpi.wefulfill.us, our internal storefront. Not only is it a great tool for demo purposes, it is also a fully functioning e-store for sales staff to order materials and collateral to assist in the selling process.
3. What is your favorite machine at Kingston (if you have one)?
I’m sure this is a common answer, but my favorite machine has to be the Kongsberg. A robotic arm that can cut complex shapes out of plastic, wood, or even metal! It doesn’t get cooler than that.
4. What are you passionate about outside of work?
I like to write music on piano and guitar. It starts with just improvisation, but then eventually I will find something I really like and work it into a piece of music.
5. Any tidbits about yourself outside of work – Kids? Hobbies? Fun facts?
Fun fact about me—I have seven amazing kids. My oldest two kids graduated from KU, my middle two kids are at KU right now, and the youngest three are still living with me and my wife in Lee’s Summit. I’m not sure where they will go to school, it’s up to them. I’ve also been teaching graphic design classes at Penn Valley Community College for over 20 years…wow, I feel old now.
Are you interested in joining the team here at Kingston? For more information or to meet the fun folks at Kingston, just contact us online today or give us a call at (785) 690-7222.