In this series, we take a look at some of the bright and knowledgeable people behind our success here at AdEdge Water Technologies and see how they tackle their day-to-day challenges. Today we are here with Chris Savino, a regional sales manager for the Northeast.
We are giving safe drinking water to everybody. You know you’re doing better for the community.
What is your role at AdEdge?
I work directly with manufacturers reps in the Northeast, funneling leads that they’ve generated back to our application and engineering group in Georgia. And then working directly with customers, helping them solve problems, what their water quality needs are, what treatment methodology needs to be for their facilities, things like that. I’ve only been with AdEdge for two and a half months now, so I’m a new employee.
How did you get into your particular field?
I’ve always been on the clean water side of the market. When I first got out of school, I had one job and I wasn’t too happy with it. So I started sending out resumes. This is about 30 years ago. I got called in for an interview at a water treatment company. They passed on me, and then two months later they called me up and said we want you to come on board. And it’s been kind of a ride since 1988-89 until now. It’s always been on the clean water side. Whether it’s industrial high purity water, or clean drinking water, it’s always been that segment of the market.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s the problem solving. It’s also the passion for the clean water side. We are giving safe drinking water to everybody. You know you’re doing better for the community. At least that’s what I approach it as, especially what we’re doing now with drinking water systems.
What do you feel most proud of in your job?
What I’m proud of is giving solutions to our customers. Being a problem solver. Also at this stage in my career – I’ve been in this for 30 years – is also passing knowledge on to some of the younger engineers and teaching them. Giving them that aha moment so to speak. That inherent knowledge - you want to pass it down. So that’s actually kind of fun for me. We do a lot of training classes with operators in the water treatment industry. I think I do a pretty good job at it so it’s actually pretty fun.
What music are you listening to this week?
A lot of jazz, blues. There’s a really good radio station that’s out of New Jersey that I listen to all the time. It has jazz most of the day, and blues in the afternoon. I went to the Rolling Stones concert twice in the last few months. Two amazing shows. I’ve seen them so many times. These guys are 70, almost 80 years old, and they’re still bringing it. Unbelievable.