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Employee Spotlight: Mack Wilz
Can you afford to lose visibility of this cargo’s location? For an hour? For a day? For a week? Of course, we all know the answer already: losing visibility into critical assets can mean losing even more: money, time, productivity, safety, sanity…
This month’s spotlight focuses on Mack Wilz, an engineer in our Bozeman, Montana office.
Q: How long have you been working with Geoforce?
A: I started working for Geoforce when my old company, Sypes Canyon Communications, was acquired by Geoforce in September 2012. So I am coming up on 6 years. Before the acquisition, I was with Sypes for 1.5 years.
Q: What do you do at Geoforce?
A: Nowadays, I predominantly work on firmware development for Geoforce’s ruggedized, cutting-edge GPS tracking device products like the GT1: Global Asset Tracker and GT0: Compact Asset Tracker which have really revolutionized how battery-powered satellite-based tracking devices are used in remote field conditions. But in the past I’ve taken on many other exciting roles throughout our hardware development team. As our team has grown in Bozeman, it has been nice to be able to focus on the embedded software to ensure quality and customer experience are always top notch when using Geoforce’s Track and Trace solutions for field equipment tracking.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of work?
A: I enjoy making or listening to all kinds of music. Music has been a part of my life for over 20 years and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. My family and I enjoy going on hikes around the Bozeman area. Also, I enjoy coaching, playing, or watching sports.
Q: If you had to choose your last meal on Earth, what would you eat?
A: I would go dry aged porterhouse steak with a baked sweet potato and bacon wrapped asparagus. This will only support the long running joke in the Bozeman office that I am a turf and turf guy.
Q: What is your favorite attribute of Geoforce and why?
A: The culture is by far my favorite attribute at Geoforce. Our team’s ability to work together to enhance the customer experience is only rivaled by our team’s unity and genuine care for one another.
Q: What have you gained from working at Geoforce?
A: An extensive knowledge base of embedded system development from concept to end product through many different lenses (hardware, firmware, quality, etc.) that can only be taught with real world experience.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: I would like to go on trip to Germany to explore the history and see where a majority of my family came from.