Employee Highlight – Seth Thomas
We are proud of our employees and the pride and care they take producing your orders and want to share their stories with you.
Each month we highlight one of our employees and the department they work in! You will get a look behind-the-scenes here at the lab, and get to know one of our own a little bit better.
Seth Thomas – IT
In today’s world, no lab business can survive without an exceptional IT department! We think ours is the best! Meet Seth Thomas, an important team player in our very special IT group!
Q: 1. What is your job title/position?
I am the Systems Administrator within the IT Department. I manage all the servers and employee computers. This means making sure that they are available, providing routine maintenance, trouble shooting, keeping software up-to-date and that sort of thing. That includes networking, phones and firewalls for the entire infrastructure of the lab.
Q: How long have you worked for H&H?
Q: What did you do prior to working for H&H? How do those skills help you with what you do now?
I worked in IT for the Marine Corp as a contractor. Prior to that I worked as a Systems Administrator in an IT Department for another company for about fifteen years. These jobs gave me a lot of practical experience with systems administration, and have been a good foundation for what I do now.
Q: How big is the staff/team that you work with?
We have 10 employees in the IT Department. I work with a combination of developers, project managers and system administrators. I also work frequently with all users who access computers, which is most of the employees in the company.
Q: How has the company changed in the years since you first started working here?
I think that they really care about morale and the workplace environment. I have noticed that it is more of a priority now, to help keep employees happy and motivated to do a good job.
Q: What is it that you love about your job? Or how do you measure a job “well done” in a given day?
I love the challenge of my job. It changes every day and I get to work on so many different types of technology. When everyone is working away on their projects, and are able to do that without having computer issues, it makes me feel good about what I do. I really do enjoy helping other people. Even if I am just working on their computer, or helping them solve a problem that they can’t figure out, then that is a service that I can provide to help them do their job more effectively.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies, interests etc.
I spend a lot of my spare time with my 5-year-old daughter. We spend time going to the park and swimming. She also loves the arcade. Her favorite game is Minecraft. I enjoy video games, swimming, golf, reading, and watching movies.
Q: Tell me a little bit about your family/personal life.
I have a five-year-old daughter. I spend as much time with her as I can. That keeps me pretty busy!