Chad Smith
Sales Account Manager, Project Manager

 

In a sentence or two, tell us your favorite thing about working at Absolute?
Working at Absolute is like when you were in school as a kid and going on field trips to see something interesting. We get to visit and work at the most interesting facilities and see things that most people don’t ever get to see.

What accomplishment at Absolute are you most proud of?
I am proud of our technician’s accomplishments; their continued educational goals being accomplished, and their ability to continually win over our customers.

What is the most unusual or interesting project you’ve worked on at Absolute? 
I once worked with a manufacturing facility that harvests krill from the oceans to make krill oil. The manufacturing site was previously an ice cream plant, so the cold storage was massive. To see 10’s of thousands of pounds of tiny shrimp was really interesting and the manufacturing process was fascinating.

As a locally-based, independently owned, third-party testing organization, Absolute answers only to their clients. As a result, we have coined the term Powerfully Independent! In a sentence or two, tell us what Powerfully Independent means to you and how this has impacted your experience working at Absolute.
After more than 4 years interacting and working with new and existing customers, the feedback I have received has always been positive and heartwarming to me and it’s because we are Powerfully Independent. 

To me Powerfully Independent means we have the ability to provide timely, quality services to our customers. We are flexible, nimble, and able to turn on a dime. To me, that’s what Powerfully Independent is all about.

Who inspires you?
My wife. She is the happiest and most optimistic person I have ever known. She always keeps me pointed in the right direction.