How long have you been a part of the team?
I joined the HiViz Team in mid-June of 2020.
What do you do for the company?
I am an Applications Engineer for HiViz FireTech. Aside from knowing all the ins and outs of the products, I assist fire departments, dealers, and manufacturers with laying out the lighting of fire apparatus. Referred to as fit-out guides, these customer and truck specific lighting proposals allow fire departments to obtain the best lighting package possible to assist them with working safely after dark.
Aside from the customer fit-out guides, I will be presenting the Science of Scene Lighting class, attending trade shows, and conducting product demos. Additionally, the project management aspect of my role assists HiViz through the development stages of new products.
Why do you come to work every day?
My house caught fire when I was young in Orange County, FL, and during the incident the Chief allowed me to sit in one of the responding apparatus (Orange County Truck 51 if you like details). This interaction sparked a passion in firefighting and fire apparatus that carried me though my time as an Orlando FD Explorer, where I learned medical calls were not my thing. During my time at University of Central Florida, I was a Fleet and Facilities Intern with the City of Orlando, and then following college a Quality Engineer at Pierce Manufacturing for two years. In pursuit of further customer and product interaction, I decided to take the position with FireTech HiViz, allowing me copious amounts of firefighter interaction.
So in short, I come to work daily because of this passion for the fire apparatus industry and the end user of the lights we manufacture.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I am still very new to the area, and not used to mountains yet, but I enjoy bike riding and exploring the area. I also have a rescue-type inflatable dinghy with an outboard that I enjoy taking out when I can.
What is your favorite product?
I really like the FireTech Guardian. It’s awesome for lighting up the side of a fire truck on many different scenes, and the asymmetric optics allow for a large amount of usable light both far away from the truck for address spotting and overall scene lighting, as well as close to the truck with usable light on the ground under the fixture.