I am working with our Channel-Partners to sell MSA Bacharach refrigerant gas detectors in Central and Southern Europe.
How long have you worked at MSA Bacharach?
What is the best part about working at MSA Bacharach?
MSA is a large (to me) company but feels small and agile enough when working on a project to get things accomplished. The large employee base means you can network and find someone with experience to ask about whatever challenge you’re working on.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Time travel. Even if just to go back 10 seconds to avoid stubbing my toe. I certainly, wouldn’t abuse it with winning lottery tickets or the like… *cough* *cough*
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
You can make mistakes. Just own them and then learn from them.
What beverage do you always have on hand at work? Coffee, tea, or other?
While I do hold a British passport, I’m definitely a coffee over tea person.
What is your personal motto?
Do not take life too seriously—you will never get out of it alive.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet and why?
Michelangelo. He really accomplished a lot for a Ninja Turtle.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I recently took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with my kids. Perhaps 48 years-old isn’t the optimal age to start a full-contact martial art, but I’m enjoying learning something totally new. It has a simple honesty to it. It either works against an actively resisting opponent, or you get turned into a human pretzel/choked unconscious. Tried my first competition recently. Result: Tony Powell – Human pretzel.
In your personal life how are you safeguarding people, places, and the planet?
I’m constantly encouraging friends and co-workers to be more physically active (for the record, I wasn’t either until my mid-thirties). It’s staggering the amount of health issues and healthcare costs attributed to a lack of exercise and poor diet. Just find some physical activity that you can enjoy year-round and make a habit out of it.