On the Job with: John Taylor
Written by OSG
Featured Employee: John Taylor
Title: Pacific Northwest District Manager
Tenure with OSG: 3 years
John Taylor was named OSG’s 2015 Salesman of the Year. He
is a rookie with just 3 years of experience in sales at OSG. You are probably
wondering if he really has what it takes to be the top salesman. What makes him
different is that he utilizes various people to further his knowledge. When he wasn’t
making calls and customer visits, he listened and asked questions. Yes, it is
For John, a coffee break with a colleague can turn into
a training session. “One time I spent 3 hours at Starbucks with an indexable
expert from OSG to learn milling techniques, trouble shooting and calculations
without realizing how many hours have passed,” said John. He believes that’s how he gets better at
selling even if it requires tremendous time and effort. “I pushed myself out of
the comfort zone to grow through failures and successes,” said John.
This top salesman doesn’t stop pushing himself further.
He is already on a mission to achieve his next goal. “I would like to become an
expert in indexable tooling,” said John. “Its versatility and complexity of the
industry excites me.”
John isn’t visiting customers or doing his homework, he enjoys working out or
watching Seattle Seahawk’s football games.