What’s your name?
James T. Brown “Tim”
What department do you work in?
What’s your current position/title?
Where did you go to school?
How long have you been with G.A. West?
17 ½ years
How has the company changed since you’ve been here?
It has grown a lot, increased safety awareness, added a lot of technology and communications
Describe your job in 25 words or less.
Busy, it is enjoyable and a challenge, it’s been for the most part good meeting and working with a lot of good people.
Tell us what a normal day at G.A. West look like for you.
Early start, usually getting up at 4:15am, planning daily work assignments and doing paperwork. Insuring crew has tools and materials to work with and that they work safely.
Before working at G.A. West, what was the most unusual/interesting job you’ve had?
I have always worked in construction except for one time, I went into law enforcement
What is the one accomplishment or project at G.A. West that you are most proud of?
11 ½ years in one plant on maintenance
What do you enjoy most about working at G.A. West?
Steady work mostly at home and meeting good people
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? (here or elsewhere)
Surround yourself with good people, check twice and verify, keep records if possible
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
My dad told me to always surround yourself with good people
What is the worst advice you have ever been given?
Look the other way
What 3 words would you use to describe G.A. West?
Honesty, integrity, family
What’s playing in your car right now?
What is the one thing you cannot do without?
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tell us about your family & activities outside of work.
Wife Mary, 6 children in total, 11 grandchildren, yard work, riding ATV and hanging out at the river
What is your favorite movie of all time? Favorite song?
What TV show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go?
If someone were to write a book about your life, what would be the title?
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
People would be surprised if they knew:
Anything else you’d like to add?
Never give up!