July 25, 2019
Faces of Faith Technologies | Meet Andy, Superintendent
At Faith Technologies, we have some amazing employees who make our culture unique. The Faces of Faith Technologies series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work with us. Each month, we’ll introduce you to several of these individuals so you can get to know the ‘Faces of Faith Technologies.’ We recently talked to Andy Marx, a superintendent from our Menasha, WI branch. Here’s what he had to say:
What led you to work for Faith Technologies?
My father, Howie Marx, was a foreman for Faith, and recommended I apply; he is now happily retired.
How has the transition been to your current role?
The transition to superintendent was natural for me. After working as a journeyman for 13 years, I became very comfortable and confident with my project management skills. I was offered the superintendent role while working on the One Menasha Center project in 2017 and have really come to appreciate the role.
What does your position entail?
As a superintendent, my main responsibility is to manage projects. From material projections, working with engineers, ordering assemblies from Excellerate Manufacturing and mentoring apprentices, I have a full plate. Mentoring apprentices is one of my favorite parts of my position; the goal is to build their confidence and skills so that they can run a crew of their own.
The mentoring and the comradery are part of what keeps me at Faith. Maintaining friendships with co-workers and other contractors makes it fun to come to work and easier to handle challenges on the job site. Outside of the relationships, I appreciate how Faith promotes work-life balance and hires employees with character and emotional intelligence. Working with others like me who are driven to continually improve and stay focused is motivating for me.
Which larger projects have you worked on?
I had the opportunity to work on a project in Arkansas. Upon arrival, I realized many of the contractors and managers were ones I had worked with before, which made it easy to work as team. We were tasked with installing electrical aspects, which led to an increase in production for the facility. The project was started six months late, but our team finished by the deadline because everyone worked together to maintain a good pace.
What are some of your hobbies or interests outside of work?
I travel about 95% of the time, so I do try to spend a lot of time with my children when I’m home. Fishing and hunting with friends are my go-to activities outside of work; a friend of mine and I rented a cabin on the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, and we hunted on over 55 acres of beautiful bayou. I also love camping and doing geological searches for minerals and diamonds. I found a small diamond during a search in Arkansas and I’m currently sifting through a large amount of heavy crystals from another site, it’s a lengthy process, but very rewarding.
What’s your why?
My why focuses around my family and retirement.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I’d like to still be a superintendent and running projects for Faith. I really enjoy the freedom of visiting other places and experiencing different cultures, which I’m able to do with how much I currently travel.
Do you have any aspirations that you’d like to share?
My biggest goal is to obtain my Master Electrician License in the next two years. I’d also like to work with those I’ve mentored someday, to experience the full circle of mentorship.
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