Summer is one of our favorite seasons here around Gunton-Pella. For one, given that we're a seasonal business, it's our busiest time of the year; meaning that we get to do what we love the most in the summer! In addition, we also get to bring in fantastic interns throughout the company in a variety of different positions. Joining us in our Cleveland Division is Ryan Wenger, our new Retail Sales Intern coming to us from Ohio University! Get to know Ryan and why he chose to intern with us.
1. Where do you go to school and what are you majoring in?
Ohio University; I have a double major in finance and business management.
2. Do you participate in any athletics/clubs/programs at your college?
I play intramural basketball and football!
3. What made you want to intern for Gunton/Pella?
I applied for the Retail Intern position with Gunton Corporation because I wanted a challenging environment that can foster professional growth and advancement. With some previous experience in the sales industry, I was ready for the next step with a market leader such as Pella, and this company has a reputation for taking care of its own.
4. What do you hope to learn/achieve over this summer internship with Gunton/Pella?
During my internship at Gunton Corporation I hope to learn new skills and improve skills that I can apply to real world situations. I expect to be challenged and grow as a result of my career. I would like to improve myself as a person and as an asset to this company and this industry. I am confident that this position is one that will hone my leadership skills, improve my knowledge of the industry, and challenge me such that I continue to grow and improve within the company.
5. What’s your favorite thing about the company so far?
My favorite part about the company so far is the other employees. All the employees are welcoming and are always assisting me when I have questions. My manager, Ben Elliott, has been very helpful throughout the process getting me familiar with the products and putting me in the right direction to be successful.
6. What's your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I like to golf!
7. What's a fun fact about yourself that you'd like every one to know?
I was a head dog trainer at Alpha Dog Training Team for five years. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to train Mo Williams' and Kyrie Irving's dogs.
We're excited to be welcoming Ryan for the summer and hope that he has a fun time and learns a lot!