Meet the Team – Employee spotlight: Kyle Pachowitz – Territory Manager / Healthcare Account Specialist
Q. Before working at Watertech, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
A. My favorite job I ever had, other than Watertech of course, was delivering ice to the vendors at State Fair. 16 good friends, slinging 20 pound bags of ice around in a golf cart, what could go wrong?
Q. How did you first learn about Watertech?
A. My first job out of college was with Hydrite, one of our top suppliers. Our brilliant VP, Jon Tiegs, had the great idea that I should be interviewed.
Q. How long have you been with Watertech?
A. Almost 4 years
Q. How do you balance your career at Watertech and family?
A. I balance the two by not having a family. Married to work game.
Q. How has Watertech helped you in your career development?
A. Watertech allows us to explore opportunities in the industry. The freedom to run our territories is a huge benefit.
Q. If you could switch your job with anyone else within Watertech, whose job would you want?
A. Dave. I really wish I could build panels and perform installations. I really enjoy working with tools. (Note: This was left in for the Watertech team's enjoyment. The primary tool in Kyle's toolbox is his iPhone.)
Q. What are 3 words to describe Watertech?
A. Innovative, family-oriented, flexible.
Q. What do you like most about Watertech?
A. Forming friendships with employees in all departments. We all share the same end goal; to make Watertech the best water treatment company in the country and it all starts with our family-like culture.
Q. What is your favorite part of your job?
A. Helping healthcare customers achieve their water safety goals.
Q. What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
Q. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?
A. LeBron James
Q. Any favorite line from a movie?
A. If you’re not first, you’re last. – Ricky Bobby
Q. Describe what you were like at age 10.
A. Picture the same person, just smaller.
Q. Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?
A. Wall Street Journal. Harvard Business Review. NPR How I Built This Podcast.
Q. Do you have a favorite quote?
A. What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
A. Leo Dicaprio
Q. If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A. Abraham Lincoln
Q. If your house was burning down, What is the one non-living thing you would save?
A. iPhone. Who can live without their smartphone?
Q. What did you want to be when growing up?
A. Orthopedic surgeon
Q. What do you like to do in your spare time?
A. Usually at the gym or watching some sporting event.
Q. What do you like to do on your days off?
A. Other than miscellaneous work tasks, golf.
Q. What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Q. What is your favorite meal?
A. Grandma Pachowitz’s lasagna
Q. What is your favorite movie and book?
A. Cinderella Man
Q. What is your favorite sport?
Q. What is your greatest fear?
Q. What music is on your iPhone/Android phone?
A. Everything. Hip Hop, country, classic rock
Q. What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
A. Live in the present. Getting old is overrated.
Q. Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?
A. Bora Bora
Q. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
A. Vacuuming, so I bought a Roomba.
Q. At what age did you become an adult?
A. Still waiting for this day to come.
Q. What’s your favorite drink?
A. Ice cold Bud Light
Q. Are you usually early or late?
A. Always early. Thanks Mom for passing that on.
Q. Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Q. What age do you wish you could permanently be?
Q. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Q. How often do you play sports?
Q. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
A. Last week, running from the cops.
Q. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
A. Complaining about my boss. (Note: All images have been supplied by his boss.)
Q. Phone Call or Text?
Q. Facebook or Twitter?
Q. While walking: Music or Podcasts?
Q. iOS or Android?
A. Forever team iPhone. Never trust an Android user.
Q. Football or Basketball?
Q. Work Hard or Play Hard?
Q. What’s worse: Laundry or Dishes?
Q. Sneakers or Sandals?
Q. Whiskey or water?
A. Whiskey (bacteria can live in ice, not whiskey).