Who's Who at NEW - Meet Chad Pelotte
Posted 18 January 2016 12:00 AM by Administrator
Continuing with our Who's Who at NEW, our marketing manager recently sat down with Chad Pelotte from our sales department. Taking care of customers in Southeastern US and Canada, Chad has been with New England Wire for over 17 years. Chad started at New England Wire in Material Movement, moving on to Shipping/Labeling, and then Engineering Design Support before his current position in Inside Sales. His vast knowledge and experience in many aspects of our business makes Chad a super valuable asset for New England Wire!
We recently interviewed Chad and thought you would enjoy learning a bit more about him and his life at and outside of NEWT!
Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
CP: I really enjoy conversing and engaging with my customer base. It’s great to be able to help our customers determine exactly what they need in terms of materials, characteristics, and performance of their cables.
Q: What motivates you to work hard?
CP: What is most important to me is to never let my customers down. Keeping customers happy and satisfied is crucial, so I’m highly motivated to always do my best to provide great service and handle any bumps in the road quickly and professionally.
Q: What are your hobbies?
CP: I like to run and spend a lot of time working around the house doing home maintenance and renovations. I also like listening to/watching the Red Sox (even when they’re terrible!) and attending my daughter’s soccer and basketball games.
Q: What makes you laugh the most?
CP: Ha ha! – a good dirty joke!
Q: What did you want to be when you were small?
CP: I come from a long line of paper mill workers, but as a kid I always dreamed of playing left field for the Red Sox like Jim Rice, my favorite baseball player as a kid.
Q: What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play?
CP: I love seeing a live hockey game – the Boston Bruins are my favorite – and I like listening to the Red Sox. In addition to running, I also enjoy kicking the soccer ball around.
Q: What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
CP: The first time I ever sang Karaoke I performed Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” – it’s on video somewhere! Ha ha! If I were to do Karaoke again, I’d sing “The Impossible Dream” from The Man of La Mancha. Seriously. (note: this is something we would LOVE to see happen!!)
Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
CP: Hmmm…wow. I think I would pick sushi or any type of raw fish.
Q: Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
CP: I’m going to score big bonus points for this one and say that I couldn’t go a day without a hug from my wife, Lisa. (aww…isn’t that sweet?)
Q: If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
CP: I always wanted to be Batman, but I think if I could be a shape-shifter that would be pretty cool too.
Q: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Hard or Soft? Cup or Cone?
CP: Vanilla. Yup, just plan ol’ vanilla – hard and in a cup.
Q: What is the last thing you watched on NetFlix? What did you think?
CP: The last thing I watched was an episode of Southpark and it was great, because yeah, it’s Southpark!
Q: If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
CP: My dream would be to spend the day as an elite marathoner in the World Championship – and come in first place, of course.
Q: If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
CP: Stupid Questions Incite Anger. (ok then…moving on to the next question…)
Q: What song would you say best sums you up?
CP: The Eagles, “Peaceful, Easy Feeling”
Q: What is one thing you will never do?
CP: Just one thing?? There are lots, but for sure I can say that I will never bungee jump. Ever.