Employee Spotlight – Aaron Thomas

Please help us to congratulate Aaron Thomas, at our Louisville facility, on his recent promotion to Account Manager! We asked Aaron some questions about life and OMS. Below is what he had to say:

What is your favorite part about working for OMS?

I would have to say that the people I work with.  We have a great team and a lot of experience in Louisville.

How long have you been working at OMS?

I’m coming up on 11 years in December.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

Not sure what to say on this one.  I guess that I’m semi-ambidextrous—I do some things left handed and some things right handed.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

I like that we run into different challenges every day.  I would get bored doing the same thing every day, and my job keeps me learning all the time.

What does a typical day for you look like?

I’m usually locked into the quoting process for most of the day.  I do attend enough meetings and customer/vendor visits to mix it up a little.  Sometimes I get pulled into larger projects and I enjoy the change.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

A good dove field or the woods during deer season are my favorite quick vacation spots.  If I’m going to travel, anywhere with an all-inclusive resort is the best for total relaxation.

When are you the happiest?

At work, I love when we get a big award of new business.  It can be stressful getting large projects started after quoting them, but I enjoy the rush of the win.  Away from work, I’m happiest when I get to relax with my family.

What have you gained from working at OMS?

I was fortunate to get the job as a manufacturing analyst.  I have been able to learn so much about both the sales side and the production side in this role.  I’ve gotten to see what it takes to run a successful plant, and how to properly market the services that plant can provide.

What is your advice for prospective OMS candidates?

I would tell them to come ready to work and learn.  There are many different career paths, so always be ready to try new things and step out of your comfort zone when you get the chance.  You may surprise yourself with what you are good at and what you enjoy doing.

How do you define success?

I would define success simply as getting good at something and getting paid well to do it.

Thank you Aaron for your hard work, dedication to your craft, and 11 years of service! #LetsBuildThings