Our VP of Business Operations, Evan Coulter, is a busy man. But he's not too busy to share some of his thoughts on life, business and pumpkin spice lattes on the UCEC blog. Below, we've compiled a collection of Evan's most popular posts for your enjoyment.
Some of us love change and others loathe it. But if you’re in the panel business, you’ll see plenty of change over the years. I certainly have.
Editor's Note: You may have seen the post, "5 More Questions with Mark Inboden" earlier this year. We thought it was time to ask Evan Coulter, VP of Business Operations, five questions of his own. Thanks, Evan, for your insights and answers.
UCEC is a proud Colorado company. The company was born here and it’s going to stay here. The famous “spirit of the West” is present in our employees: we are hardworking, adventurous and resourceful.
Change is constant at UCEC. So much so, we have a saying here: “No change, no happy.” We expect change constantly, whether it’s a request from a customer or a tweak we want to make to a project. Perhaps a requested part is now obsolete. Or perhaps the customer wants to use a different part than planned. Construction changes happen, too, in far-off places, and that affects our plans. All of these changes need to be noted in a “living” document that everyone can access.
The world needs more level-headed thinkers who sometime take a slightly negative view of things, right? I’m sure you’re all nodding, “Yes!”
We've been publishing posts on UCEC.com for several years. Our topics range from fabrication to wiring to international travel and customer service—and everything else you've ever wanted to know about control panels! One subject has been constant: our executive team's perspective on leading a business that is thriving and growing, while at the same time, serving our customers well.
Of course, you don’t need the start of a new year to make changes. And you don’t have to wait for a Monday. If you want to make a change in your health, work or relationships, the best day is today.
If you think the control panel industry is pretty staid, then you haven’t been paying attention. New technology is changing the way we do things at UCEC. In the past two years, we’ve added a high-tech CNC machine; new wire cutting and stripping technology; and upgraded our engraving capabilities, just to a name a few initiatives.
We're very proud of our employees, as you might have noticed. We highlight one team member almost every month. You may recall meeting Dani, John and Marv. Today, we're shining the spotlight on our Management Team. Learn a little more about UCEC's leadership, below.
We recently knocked down a wall in the shop. This wall had existed long before most of us started working here. But the wall wasn’t helpful: it was a barrier to a more open shop floor. It was time for it to go.
I blogged last year that fall is my favorite time of the year. I’m ready for cooler weather, leaves and cloudy skies. We have the shop door rolled up, and each day, we can feel fall advancing in the fresh air.
You are no doubt familiar with the ongoing Oil and Gas downturn that has placed a multi-billion-dollar industry in a desperate economic tailspin. Predictably, massive layoffs have occurred across all layers of the industry.
We’ve written about Evan’s journey to UCEC before, but he’s never had a proper “Employee Spotlight” until now. We’re excited to re-introduce our readers to a talented and long-time member of the UCEC family.
You’ve likely heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. This system is a great way to roll out goals in a manner that encourages the organized pursuit of success.
Recently, I was asked to judge the science fair at my kids’ school. I worked with a team of adults, listening to presentations and assessing the various projects. It was a whole new world to me; I don’t remember ever doing a science fair project as a student.