Rob K. is in our Employee Spotlight this month.
Rob has been at Sagiss for several years and is a regular for a lot of our clients when it comes to fixing what is ailing their network and computers. Rob’s dedication to his work is rooted in his wonderful personality, sense of humor and impressive military career.
Rob was raised in the Dallas area. Early on, he enjoyed troubleshooting electronics and mechanical things. He grew up playing with the old Radio Shack Electronics Project Lab kits. His father was an engineer, so Rob says the focus was on taking things apart and figuring out how they worked, although he recalls that he was often unsuccessful in getting them back together again.
When he graduated from high school in Irving, Rob joined the Air Force. His initial suggested job placement was EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) he gracefully declined and went into Command and Control for SAC (Strategic Air Command). Rob’s childhood pursuits came full circle as he was tasked with tearing components down, repairing them and successfully putting them back together. He advanced in his career to Technical Sergeant.
Rob eventually got into recruiting for the Air Force and says it was rewarding but very difficult. After recruiting he went into sales with an industrial cooler company and quickly became a service supervisor. He also supervised migrating the main Parkland Hospital complex to a new location. However, he grew tired of being on roofs checking air conditioning systems in the July Texas sun and decided to try a new line of work that didn’t require application of 150 SPF sunscreen.
Rob went back to school for information technology. He found Sagiss after graduation and was immediately drawn to the family feel and collaborative culture.
Rob has three children. One of them followed in his footsteps and is presently in the Air Force, one is in college and one is a junior in high school. When asked about being close to an empty nester, Rob replied that “as soon as the kids are out of the house we’re moving and not telling them where the new house is.”
For fun Rob enjoys golf as well as cabinetmaking. He’s proud of the fact that his cabinets are level now and his wife is happy because she no longer has to buy new dishes due to the old dishes sliding off his cabinets. He has completed his living room cabinetry project and is now doing built-ins for his master bedroom.
Rob feels he doesn’t have much to brag about on about his golf game, but he tries to play solo as much as he can. The one notable round he mentioned was when he fell below 100 strokes. Unfortunately, the game came to an end prematurely when he was asked to leave the local putt-putt center’s property.