By Mallory Combs, Marketing Intern
We recently sat down with the members of our Leadership Team to learn a little bit more about what makes them tick. Here are some fun facts to help you get to know the team.
Paul Calvagna, Director of Human Resources
Paul does the work he does now because he absolutely loves HR, and he considers himself lucky to have a job doing what he loves. He enjoys helping people, watching people succeed, watching people be promoted, seeing a problem resolved, and watching people grow in a great company. He believes when you do what you love, it isn’t a job, which I think many people would agree with. Some artists he likes, but rarely admits to liking, are Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin because he says people look at him weird because of the ages of those songs and it ages you when you talk about the. Something he will never do again is jump off a jet ski, because apparently there’s a difference between jumping off one at age 25 and age 55 (when it feels like you’re hitting concrete). Paul was able to trick his young daughter Becca into believing the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie was a true story that happened in a nearby town… until a few hours later when she realized it took place in Texas, and that it wasn’t a true story. A hobby that Paul has, that very few know, is that he collected old movies for years – anything in black and white, he would watch immediately. His other hobbies include going to baseball games, staying active, jet skiing, and working hard around his home because he loves to stay busy. Finally, Paul’s spirit animal is a monkey because they’re unpredictable, crazy, all over the place, and when you go to see them at the zoo, they’re always having fun.
Rich Bergemann, Director of Engineering
Rich does the work he does now because he likes the organization and working with CAD. An artist that Rich likes, but rarely admits to liking, is the Village People. Something he will never do again is work on a hog farm. A time Rich has tricked someone was when he was able to get West Point graduates to go underneath a tank with hammers checking for “soft spots” in the steel, telling them “it pings different,” which is not true. A hobby Rich has that very few know is military and toy modeling. His other hobbies include wine making, gardening, board gaming, and playing rugby. Although we hope Rich’s last words will be far off, he wants them to be: “hopefully I served well.” Finally, Rich’s spirit animal is a bear, because they’re strong, do great things if left alone, and if poked, they can get pissed off.
Bob MacDougall, Controller
Bob does the work he does now because he enjoys working with individuals within the organization to maximize performance in their particular area, and he wanted to help coach others. He was blessed to have a great mentor who knew how important the role of his job was in his life and others and passed down that perspective. A song he likes, but rarely admits to liking, is Slow Hands by Niall Horan. A hobby of Bob’s that very few know is that he likes to draw, especially replicating pictures he likes. His other hobbies include kayaking, golf, four wheeling, and using ATVs. We hope Bob’s last words are far down the road, but he would like to be able to say to his boys: “always love one another, even though I’m not here with you, I’m still with you.” Finally, Bob’s spirit animal is a sloth, because they methodically analyze every move they make.