Employee Testimonials

What does it mean to be a MAVERICK?

Employees share their work experiences and career opportunities.
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Emily Pruitt
Inside Sales Administrator, Chicago

I am proud to be a MAVERICK because the company and its employees are truly a family. I enjoy coming to work every day and collaborating with such wonderful people. When I decided to go in a different career direction, I looked at potential career options inside of MAVERICK. I knew I wanted to stay with the company, if possible. I was able to find, apply and ultimately accept a new position with Inside Sales. Coming from a technical background as an Engineer I, it’s been amazing to learn all the differences between the Automation Solutions (AS) side and the business/sales side of the company. Being able to stay with MAVERICK and grow my career has been wonderful! I look forward to all the opportunities ahead.

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Lee Swindler
Program Manager, Houston

I’ve never felt more valued as an employee than during my time here. I joined MAVERICK in 2013 after 20+ years in chemical industry manufacturing and 3 years with another engineering company. I’ve never felt more valued as an employee than during my time here. Everyone has the best interest of the company and our customers in mind, which makes for an extremely rewarding work environment. In 2016, I entered into the Flex Retirement Program, which allows me to work 30 hours per week with full benefits. This has been a great way to try a different work/life balance without the shock of full retirement. I will definitely finish my career with MAVERICK.

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Abigail Jost
Engineer II, Houston

Working at MAVERICK has opened many doors for me. Since joining the team, I have had the opportunity to work in multiple industries and get hands-on experience with various control platforms. Additionally, I have been able to expand my skills outside of day-to-day duties through MAVERICK’s Mentor and Talent Lead programs. In my new role as a Talent Lead, I get to guide and mentor other young engineers as they grow in their own careers.

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Derek Hawkins
Regional Delivery Manager IS Americas

What I feel makes MAVERICK different than other companies is the entrepreneurial spirit that the company encourages, starting at the executive level, in addition to the high level of integrity and vision for success. This has given me the opportunity and the confidence to push myself further and ask my leaders for added challenges when I felt I was ready to advance to the next level. MAVERICK has proven that if you put in the work and show the desire and ability to take on new challenges, they will support those moves and mentor you to be successful. Since starting at MAVERICK in 2006 as a mid-level engineer, I have taken on various roles between engineering leader for a large program to a senior project manager for a diverse portfolio across different industries and technologies. These roles ultimately opened the opportunity for me to lead the operations of MAVERICK’s enterprise integration business practice. Through our acquisition by Rockwell Automation, additional opportunities presented themselves into what is my current role as the Americas Regional Delivery Manager for Information Solutions. In this role, I am supporting the growth and alignment of both MAVERICK and Rockwell Automation resources to support the delivery of manufacturing execution systems and data/analytics solutions for North and Latin America.

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Zachary Wittenauer
Associate Business Development Manager, Columbia

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

What makes MAVERICK stand out is that every single employee is very team-driven and customer-oriented, whether it be on or off the field. While at MAVERICK, my career has developed from learning about automation solutions to leading large automation projects across multiple platforms throughout various industries. I was able to achieve this with the help of co-workers and the teams MAVERICK has built. With our work-hard play-hard mentality, it is not difficult to find awesome hard-working co-workers, whether it be in the cubicle next to you, in the office down the hall, or with colleagues thousands of miles away. It doesn’t matter where you are located, MAVERICK will find a way to keep you engaged and energized with work events it hosts and projects you work on.

With MAVERICK’s support and the backing of my teams, I participated in programs to help me identify a career path that will be great for both myself and the company. I was able to narrow my focus as a Business Development Manager. During this transition, I have become an associate in the field to help further my sales experience and gain the knowledge to be successful in that position.

It is not surprising that during my time in this new role, I have found my co-workers to be extremely helpful. I am able to utilize the technical expertise I have gained during my time at MAVERICK to help shape our customer experience through the people I work with. I look forward to the years to come as I know there is much to learn during this time of growth and prosperity.

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Chris Gonzalez
Senior Engineer, Houston

MAVERICK provides a fun work environment with employees who are always willing to help and collaborate as a team. The company genuinely cares about its employees and makes a large investment into their career development. Upon graduation, I joined MAVERICK in 2011 as an Engineer I and have been able to advance into a variety of roles during my time here. This has presented me with many opportunities to expand my technical knowledge and skill sets, grow as a professional and leader, and be a mentor to others within the organization. MAVERICK has provided me with a rewarding experience that I have been proud to be a part of.

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