One of a company’s greatest assets is its people. Kice Industries is very fortunate to have gifted, dedicated, and customer-focused employees. We would like you to learn a little bit more about our people of Kice, both professionally and personally.
Meet Brent McIntosh
Regional Sales Manager
How many years and what roles have you had with Kice?
I’ve been with Kice going on 2 1/2 years now as the Regional Sales Manager for the Upper Mid-West territory.
Tell me a little bit about your day-to-day job currently?
I am responsible for customer support and sales growth in the upper mid-west territory. I have about a 50/50 split of days in the office and on the road traveling to plants and looking at potential applications.
Working at Kice
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy getting to see all of the different manufacturing plants and meeting with various people at the plants. It is always great getting to know different processes and see how different plants are manufacturing their products.
Can you share one of the things that are unique about working at Kice?
The people at Kice make this a special company. It is great that I can reach out to a number of resources within the company and get a second opinion on how to handle certain applications. It really feels like a “team” atmosphere.
What are three words to describe Kice?
Professional, caring, integrity.
Personal Side of Brent
Tell us a little bit about your family
I grew up in Michigan. My parents and both of my brothers still live in Michigan. I have a sister that lives in North Carolina. I met my wife while at college at Grand Valley State in Grand Rapids, MI. My wife and I have lived in the Chicago area for 12 years now. I have a 2-year-old German Sheppard mix named Minnie and a 5-year orange Tabby-cat named Morris.
What is the best place you have traveled to and why?
The Canary Islands. It is a unique island off the coast of Africa (actually a Spanish owned island). It was nice because they rarely have American visitors and everyone was beyond friendly.
If you could have dinner and drinks with two famous people, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Wilt Chamberlain and Leonardo DiCaprio. They would have some incredible stories!
People would be surprised if they knew (about me)
I was part of the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) 2-time division 2 football national champion team.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Meat and potatoes.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Fly an airplane.
What are your biggest pet peeves?
Poor driving etiquette and texting/cell phone use while driving.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Take my dog on a walk.
What did you want your adult profession to be when you were a kid?
I always wanted to be a professional football player.
What is your current “must see” TV show you are watching?
Game of Thrones
What is your favorite song/band of all time?
Pretty much anything by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers