Two years ago, Tony started working in Erie, PA as a Site Manager. Beginning work in the middle of a pandemic may have been difficult for some. However, for Tony it was not much of a challenge because of Tony’s drive and commitment to his customers and staff.
Tony is no stranger to working in the gas industry. After graduating college with a degree in finance, Tony moved to Denver, started out in customer service, and continued to work hard to become a manager.
Eventually, Tony decided he wanted to move back home after being away for 15 years and settled back in Pennsylvania. Tony found the opening at MATHESON and was hired as a Site Manager at our Erie, PA location.
A day in the life of a Site Manager at our Erie, PA store is one filled with variety of projects. Tony knows how important safety is at MATHESON and his facility. His morning safety meetings are a way to make sure his team is ready and engaged for the day ahead. Then the rest of the day he will spend working on various tasks such as helping his drivers get out on the road, assisting with customer service, and taking calls.
Tony really appreciates his team members. “My team is the backbone of our store; my job is to make a safe environment for them. If they enjoy coming to work, they will do a good job because of it.” Throughout Tony’s 15 plus years in the industry, he has learned a lot of lessons. One of the most recent being “be patient, trust your team to do the job, encourage them to take the time to learn…train them correctly.” Tony admits it does take some time and forbearance, but believes it helps in the long run. “Once they are doing the job correctly that is when you can see them taking ownership and pride in their position,” Tony states.
Speaking of pride, Tony’s own personal moto is very much like his views on his own team. “Take pride in your work. Your work is a reflection of oneself and you should take pride in any task you are doing no matter how large or small it may seem.”
When Tony is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family doing various activities including bowling, going to amusement parks, and visiting Presque Isle which is a state park in Erie. Something many people may be surprised to learn about Tony is that he enjoys horseback riding. This is especially true when he is visiting extended family members in one of his favorite places in the world, Denver, CO. “It’s relaxing. Just to be out in nature.”
So be on the lookout because if you are visiting our Erie store or horseback riding out in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, you may just run into Tony.
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