Denny is a team lead on the PG Pubs, a contract with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The team reviews Patent requests sent into the PTO and categorize them into the different “arts” categories that the Patent office is organized into. Our team are subject matter experts in topics as varied as biotechnology, media, semiconductors, and transportation. Denny leads his team with amazing direction which has led to low staff turnover. He received Centuria’s annual Triumph Award in December 2011.
Denny took the time to share some details on his life at Centuria as well as away from the office.
What do you like best about working at Centuria?
I enjoy working and interacting with the other Centuria team members. They are a fantastic group of employees to work with, each bringing their own blend of knowledge, education and experience to the customer work site. Having an opportunity to work with each of these employees has greatly added to my own level of knowledge about subject matters I previously new little about.
What do you define as the pivotal element of success in your career at Centuria?
Being made Site Rep for Centuria at the customer location was a turning point in my career at Centuria. It enables me to have more interactions with each of the Centuria employees at the customer site as well as more interaction with the Centuria corporate staff and the Customer management team. Being the Site Rep adds an element of variety to each work day and to my job as a patient classifier at the customer work site.
What do you like to do in your free time?
It depends on the season. In the spring I enjoy working in my garden and in my yard, taking long walks with the family and hiking. In the summer I enjoy going to Sherando lake, the ocean and visting historical sites. In the fall I enjoy driving the Blue Ridge Parkway for the fall colors and in the winter I enjoy playing in the snow.
As a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A magician. I was always fascinated with magic tricks and thought a magician had the coolest job in the world. I loved learning magic tricks myself and would perform for my friends and family.