Today, it’s increasingly rare for people to stay at one company for a decade, let alone twice that long. As of August 6th, though, Brian M. Kolevar can claim 20 years as a member of the Coast Southwest team, currently serving as a regional sales manager.
To mark the occasion, we asked Brian to reflect on his time with the company, and on what still drives his continuing commitment to our customers.
Do you recall what attracted you to Coast Southwest in the first place?
Brian: Honestly, I had no knowledge of Coast Southwest, which was called Coast Chemical at the time. My rugby coach at the time (and still a good friend and customer) was a friend of the sales manager at Coast. He was able to get me an interview and that’s how it all started.
How do you feel about having been here for two decades?
Brian: I feel old! I actually can’t believe it has been twenty years already but when I sit back and think of all the people I have met along the way and how much the company and the industry has changed, all for the better, it puts it in a better perspective.