Ames Electrical Consulting Celebrates 25 Years!!!
25 years ago, Randy Ames found himself on the outside looking in. He had just been terminated as a controls engineer from a manufacturing company as part of the 1990"s "re-engineering" buzzword. He decided at that time that it would be the last time he would ever be terminated from a job.
25 years later, that decision still holds true.
"When you work for yourself, you, personally, control your own employment destiny. It is a very powerful feeling, to be in that much control of your life. What you do is ultimately answerable to no one but yourself." says Randy during a recent interview. "Oh....and 25 years is certainly a good bit of time to be part of the latest industrial revolution. I've seen a lot of very cool stuff."
He must have seen quite a lot of changes. Randy started in the electrical controls field in 1985, much before most individual people had a computer, let alone a cell phone. Still, industries needed to automate and collect data. "The concepts and reasons for automation have not changed much. Industries require a more reliable method to do and make things. Automation makes that possible. The best practices merge people and automation."
What's next for Mr. Ames? He feels that a big thank you is in order, possibly coming this summer. "I am hoping to plan an event to thank our customers and vendors for the continued support they have shown us over the years. Looking to host something that can be outside so we need a bit of warmer weather." And for his future? "Continue to strive to do our best - all the time and every day. Even though we are continually learning new technological advantages, we also need to remember our core principles." Honesty and fairness have played a large part in Ames' success. "Show up and follow through. Let your customers know what you will be doing for them, how you will be adding value, what it will cost, and then do it. This is what we strive to do every day. Surround yourself with good people and the work opportunities will come. By the way, it's not always easy and it takes a lot of work."
And that hard work and core principles have kept him going for the past 25 years!
Posted: to General News on Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Updated: Mon, Mar 6, 2017