This week, meet two members of our IT department, Steve Bono and Travis Jones. These guys ensure that all our computers are healthy and happy. When a server, network or (shriek!) the Internet is down, Steve and Travis are on the scene, prepared to get everything back on track so we can all breathe easier. It's difficult to describe a typical day in IT because, outside of routine maintenance, anything can — and will — happen.
How long have you been with Magnets USA? I'm in my 14th year.
What’s the best part of the job? I find the most rewarding part of my job is the impact we see when we implement a new process, system, piece of equipment or fix an outstanding issue, either for an individual or for the company as a whole.
If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do? I would sit down with a financial adviser. I read an article once that suggested more than 50 percent of lottery winners are bankrupt within five years, and I would not want to fall into that category.
What’s one of your favorite childhood memories? My family used to vacation in Maine every year when I was younger. Unlike the beaches in the south, pine forests butt right up against the coastline in much of New England. I can clearly remember, as a child, the feeling on your bare feet as you walk across soft beds of fallen pine needles on your trek out to the beach.
If you could witness any historical event, what would it be? This is a tough one to answer — my degree was in history and I love learning about historical events. If I was just there to witness the event and I couldn't have any direct effect on it, I would have to say the early 1940s in America. It would have been amazing to see the transformation in our country as everyone pitched in to help in the war effort.
How long have you been with Magnets USA? Since December of 2013.
What’s the best part of the job? Fixing a problem that you have been working on for weeks.
What’s your idea of a perfect day? When everyone’s having an awesome day, it tends to make my day perfect!
When was the last time you had an amazing meal? Nawab, Indian food buffet!