In part 71of our 'Meet the Team' series, we spoke with Peter Yaklin! Peter has been with AH Harris since 2009 and is a Sales Specialist for our New York Region. Peter has been invovled in many projects since his time with AH Harris, but let's let Peter take over!
What is your role at Harris?
Thanks for the opportunity to let everyone know a little bit about me! At AH Harris I am the Forming & Shoring Sales Specialist for our New York Region.
What lead you to a career with Harris?
I was working for PERI Formwork in Florida as a design engineer and moved up here after the recession in 2009 to work for AHH and transitioned to a Sales Specialist.
What was your first job ever?
My first job ever I had a paper route first and then worked in produce at a grocery store.
Describe Harris in three words:
Professional, Trustworthy, and Valuable Partner
What is your biggest accomplishment at Harris so far?
As a designer I did a lot of the design work on the Q-Bridge project in New Haven, CT. In the sales portion of my position, I think it would be all the Casino Work at the Montreign Casino & Rivers Casino. But it seems to change every year or two!
What is something working at Harris has taught you?
Hmm. Well I think that anything is possible. When I first got here we basically had Steel Ply and some shoring. But if you look at all the products and huge projects we have done in the last 7 or 8 years since I’ve been here it’s pretty cool!
That's awesome! So far, what has been your favorite memory at Harris?
Well, I can’t think of any 1 memory in partiuclar but it’s the people and friendships that I have made while here that have been a huge highlight for me.
It's great to see those relationships What does Harris Pride mean to you?
Taking pride in what we can do as a company as a whole and how far we have come, especially in the Forming and Shoring Dept.
Anything else about you?
Let's see Not that I can think of right now. But for now, back to work like usual!
Thanks for talking with us, Peter!
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