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 Jason Bradley, East-Central Technical Sales Manager.
I love it when you start a project with a cold call to a town having issues and take it all the way to clean water for the community.
What is your role at AdEdge?
I am the territory sales manager for the East Central US.
What are your morning habits? Do you snooze? Do you make or buy breakfast?
When I am home, I make breakfast for myself and family. I love to cook and this gets me going in the morning. That and about 5 cups of coffee.
What’s the first thing you do when you get in to the office?
I organize my schedule for the day to be sure I can complete any necessary tasks that need attention. I drag a lot of things around the calendar to get everything organized.
How did you get into your particular field? What motivates you about your work?
I started in the water treatment business in aquaculture. Our family business developed and manufactured equipment for raising fish in intensive recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). We also raised aquatic species on our farm. Things such as tilapia, saltwater shrimp, hybrid striped bass, and yellow perch. Water quality is paramount in aquaculture, so I learned the importance of a well balanced ecosystem early on in my career. I was in 6th grade when we started.
How did you end up working at AdEdge? What do you enjoy most about your job?
I sold AdEdge systems for a manufacturer’s representative and loved the product and service. I flew to Atlanta to meet the team and visit our facility in Duluth. I was sold early on. Everyone was extremely welcoming and passionate about what they did.
What do you feel most proud of in your job? What are some challenges or obstacles you face?
I love it when you start a project with a cold call to a town having issues and take it all the way to clean water for the community. The biggest obstacles I face are lack of time and potential customers sticking with the status quo.
Did you really catch that shark?
Yes, I caught the shark in Tampa Bay. The shark was released after the photo shoot!