Seltek welcomes Keith Messer as the Director of IT Operations to our staff! He comes to us with many years of IT experience and will be a valuable asset to our company. Get to know Keith with the following Q&A.
Get to Know Keith:
Q1: What do you work toward in your free time?
A1: I enjoy spending time in my family, working in the yard, and boating on Smith Mountain Lake. I try to do more boating and relaxing than working in the yard.
Q2: You’re a new addition to a crayon box. What color would you be and why?
A2: Red – it’s my favorite color, it’s bright and strong.
Q3: If you woke up and had 2,000 unread Helpdesk emails and could answer only 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?
A3: I would scan through them to determine high priority ones based on impact to users and determine which needed to be handled. I would also try to find someone that could assist in handing the additional ones.
Q4: What’s your favorite 90’s jam?
A4: I’ve always been a country music fan. Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Reba, Shania, and Alabama were always on my radio.
Q5: What is your past work experience in the IT world?
A4: I have been working in IT for 35 years. I remember working on the original IBM PC and PC AT computers. I have watched the technology change tremendously over that time and can only imagine where the next 35 years will take us.
Q6: What is your favorite food?
A6: Lasagna – my mom would make it only once a year….usually for my birthday. My wife has continued the tradition. I don’t typically order it at a restaurant because they make it with ricotta cheese. My mom always made it with cottage cheese which makes it a lot less dry.
Q7: Where is the most exotic place you have traveled to?
A7: Russia – We spent 2 weeks in Russia adopting our son in 1999. While the big cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg are similar to American cities, the rural areas can be vastly different.
Q8: What is your favorite movie and why?
A8: Top Gun – I have always had an interest in flying and the military (although I never served), and it had a great story line. I can’t wait for the sequel to be released on May 27th.