This week in our “Get to Know Our Team” series, we have Don Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Gus Gear, who says he wanted to be “on the inside, not the outside” of Gus Gear’s story.
Q: Where do you call home?
A: Beaver, PA
Q: What’s your professional background?
A: 40 years in the healthcare industry from manufacturing, to healthcare provider, to health insurance company. Roles have evolved from sales and marketing, to business executive, to business owner, to business consultant, with emphasis in operations, finance, and sales & marketing
Q: How did you come to work at Gus Gear?
A: I was doing some consulting with Sarah and was so taken by everything about her and Gus Gear — the company’s incredible story, its mission and vision, its incredible products, its organic growth, and Sarah’s passion and determination. I wanted to be on the inside, not the outside of the Gus Gear story.
Q: Choose three words to describe Gus Gear.
A: Impactful, inspiring, and hopeful.
Q: Choose three words to describe yourself.
A: Steady, thoughtful, and fun
Q: What issue or cause are you passionate about?
A: Beyond Gus Gear, being a lay leader (Elder and teacher) in my church.
Q: Do you have any hobbies? If so, what are they?
A: Too many to fully enjoy each! Tennis, golf, fishing, woodworking, drawing & painting, wine tours and tastings, gardening, and a few more!
Q: What’s your favorite quote, or a quote you feel describes your life?
A: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Professor John Keating in Dead Poets Society. I can’t say that it describes my life, but I would say that it’s what I aspire to.
If you have any questions for our team members about Gus Gear products, contact us today! Our mission is to build a community of caregivers — that includes our team, your family, and your team of healthcare providers.