Wessler is proud to announce Adam Sitka, E.I., as this month's Employee Spotlight! Adam currently serves in our Drinking Water Group as a project engineer.
Adam joined the Wessler team in 2012 and has played a key role in planning, design, and construction services of water systems and treatment plants. We had him answer the questions below so that we all can get to know him better!
What are your roles/responsibilities at Wessler?
As a project engineer in the drinking water group, I primarily work on the planning, design, and construction management of water distribution systems and water treatment plants. However, I have had a wide variety of experience working at Wessler - sanitary sewer smoke testing, stormwater utility formations, sump pump inspections, drafting, construction observation. Whatever is needed to get the project done, I’m in!
What does the Wessler Way mean to you?
Oh goodness, that’s not something easily put into words. It’s so many things: the way we work together as employees, how we interact with clients, the level of care put into our work, and how passionate we are with what we do in our day-to-day activities. I was told about the Wessler Way when I first started, and I rolled my eyes, like I’m sure most people do in their interview when hearing about a wonderful company culture. I was fortunate to learn that Wessler was being undersold. Everyone truly cares about your well being, role in the company, and development. I try and instill that in every project I’m working on, as if I’m designing or overseeing my dream-house being built.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love visiting Brown County State Park and Nashville, Indiana. Being from Southwest Pennsylvania, it’s nice to be around actual measurable topography. I also love going to classic car shows and drooling over old Ford trucks that I can’t buy.
What are some things you haven’t done yet, that you would still like to do?
Right after college, my friends and I took an Amtrak trip to the Grand Canyon. I would love to take another Amtrak ride, but to the northwest to see Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone. As well as go on an expedition to Alaska. There are a lot of things on my to-do list!
We heard you have a firearm collection. Which ones do you have and how did you get started?
I didn’t grow up around firearms, but I was always fascinated in what made them work and how you could improve the function of the firearm and your shooting abilities to bring together the best shot. My focus is wheelguns, specifically Smith & Wesson revolvers. My favorite firearm is a Model 27-2 (think Dirty Harry), but chambered in .357 magnum. I’ve recently got into shooting clays, so I am also partial to my Remington 1100.
Any secret talents you have that not many people know about?
I’m not sure if you would call it a talent, but secretly a huge Star Wars nerd. Not the new Disney Star Wars, but the OG Star Wars. I might have attended the midnight premiers, in costume, for the prequals…and I’m dangerously close to being able to recite the movie dialog word-for-word.