From Seam & Wash Technician to Fabrication Inside Sales Manager
Cameron Mullineaux’s Journey With KGa
Fabrication Inside Sales Manager, Cameron Mullineaux has spent the last 13 years growing professionally with KGa. Read about how a simple birthday wish lead to a full-fledged career.
In the winter of 2007, Cameron Mullineaux accepted a position as a Seam & Wash Technician in the KGa Fabrication department. When asked why he sought a position in the trades he shared, “I stumbled into this field after contacting an old friend to wish him a happy birthday…I ended up coming to work with him and one thing led to another.” Since then, Cameron has continued to grow with the company and is now the Fabrication Inside Sales Manager. As the Fabrication Inside Sales Manager, he is responsible for supervising his sales team as well as interacting with fabrication customers, entering quotes and orders and assisting with growth opportunities. Aside from his duties as the Manager, Cameron is also part of the Fabrication ISO Committee and an ISO Internal Auditor. In 2018, KGa announced its certification to ISO 9001:2015 | Standards for the Fabrication and Tempering Process for Architectural Glass Scope and with this certification, KGa is required to continually meet certain standards. Cameron and the rest of the Fabrication ISO Committee meet regularly to ensure KGa is upholding the standards of an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.
When asked what he loves most about his position he shares “I have enjoyed watching the growth of the fabrication division during my 13 years, over this timeframe we have more than quadrupled the scale of our division!” He continues to say, “I have also enjoyed watching the personal lives of colleagues grow along with the company (marriages, kids, first home purchases, etc.)” Despite the positives, Cameron deals with many challenges in his role. When asked what the biggest challenge his position contends with, he shares “maintaining consistent results with unpredictable workloads. However, this has helped create efficiencies in processes that have helped KGa’s growth and overall performance.” After working in and growing within the construction industry Cameron shares how his perception of the construction industry has changed. “I have grown to enjoy seeing all of the different ways our glass products have been utilized in the “real world,” from commercial applications to custom designs, to some feature glass in artistic works and museum displays.”
As someone who stumbled into the industry, we asked Cameron what kind of advice he would give a high school student struggling to decide whether to pursue a college degree or a career in the skilled trades. He responded, “do what feels right to you…it is a certainty that with dedicated effort and hard work, you can lead a successful life without a degree.” Thank you for sharing your story, Cameron!
Kensington Glass Arts, Inc. is always on the lookout for motivated individuals who want to build a future within the commercial glazing or glass fabrication trade. We have employees who began as part-time seam & wash technicians and are now running the entire fabrication department (you can check out Eddie’s story here.)! These employees are a testament to the career paths offered by starting your career at KGa. KGa’s motto is “The Future of Glass” and for good reason, we continue to push the envelope and make the impossible, possible. If you are ready to make the leap, please visit, http://bit.ly/2JInJkS to see a full list of open positions and get ready to Be Part of the Future of Glass