Aquilex WSI, Inc.
|How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer?||Approximately 15 years|
|How did you become involved with proposals?||I needed to go part time at my job and the only opening at the time was in the engineering department as a part time proposal coordinator. After that I realized that I had a passion for the work and later a friend recommended me for a full-time Proposal Manager position with Nortel Networks.|
|Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment?||Corporate office|
|What do you like best about working in your current environment?||Being around the people and working closely with each person involved in the specific proposal we are collaborating on at the time.|
|What do you like least?||The drive to and from work and how late I get home each night.|
|What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job?||The amount of work and that I am the only proposal manager at Aquilex WSI.|
|What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share?|
|Why/when did you join APMP?||Jill Brock from Avaya recommended the certification program and joining APMP.|
|What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams?||I feel that humor goes a long way. I threaten to “beat the crap” out of them constantly. Also baking cookies doesn’t hurt.|
|Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other?||Commercial. Aquilex WSI does repair work at nuclear plants around the country and overseas.|
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