|We recently sat down with Lean Scheduling International‘s own Hans Albright to get to know him a little better in this edition of LSI’s Team Member Spotlight. We hope you enjoy these highlights from our chat!
Q: Hans, you live in Florida now, but where are you from originally? A: I’m from a small college town in Ohio – Wooster. It is 50 miles from Cleveland and about 15 minutes to the nearest Amish farms. Lots of Amish, old order Mennonite and Brethren nearby, and in fact my heritage stems from those groups.
Q: What do you do for LSI?
A: I’m the VP of Sales and Marketing. My job is to find and bring new clients to LSI.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: Two things: Working for a company that has a high level of integrity and is focused on customers first, followed closely by working with software that really works well and delivers what we promise in the sales process. I believe in consultative selling that focuses on the needs of the client.
Q: What did you do before LSI?
A: I worked in printing and packaging for many years. I was a scheduler in a packaging company in North Carolina in the mid 90’s. I was recruited out of that position in order to do software consulting for the packaging industry in early 2000’s. I worked as a Microsoft Dynamics AX consultant for 12 years and a Technical Sales Specialist for 5 years before joining LSI. That whole timeline started in 1989. I’ve been at this a while.
Q: Let’s get a bit personal… Do you have any hobbies?
A: I love to garden and cook. My mom grew up Mennonite, and if you know Mennonite cooking, you’ll understand where I got that from. I know the tricks to make a killer apple pie.
Q: Do you mind telling us a bit about your family?
A: I’ve been married since 1985 to Terry Owens, who is a chaplain at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St Pete, FL. We have a son Nathan, and daughter Katrina. My son lives in New York City where he writes and does work focused on social justice issues, homelessness and environmental issues – largely from a spiritual perspective. My Daughter Lives in LA and is a screenwriter, currently working as Executive Story Editor for a new Apple TV show starring Elizabeth Moss that will be released next year. She and my son collaborate on a lot of writing and social justice projects. We also have an insanely friendly 14 year old cat Sid, named for Sid Vicious.
That’s awesome, Hans! It sounds like you are a proud husband & father. And your picture with Sid is great!
Q: So, what do you do to relax & unwind?
A: I jog 4 miles every morning as the sun is rising and meditate at night.
Q: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: Too many to choose from! I love to do the kind of travel where you get to know locals and experience what is happening outside the tourist areas.
Q: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
A: Getting married about 8 months after meeting my wife. No regrets.
Q: Tell us the best advice you’ve ever received…
A: My late dad said his whole life to do the kind of work that is fun for you and you’ll never have to work again.
Q: We always like to end with this question… how do you define success?
A: A life well lived, with friends, integrity and no regrets.
Thank you, Hans, for letting us behind the curtain!
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