Pat Bussie, Director of Business Development, will begin his 40th year with Fairbanks Morse (FM) next month. Pat started as a diesel technician apprentice in 1979, when he was the last apprentice to graduate from FM and the state of Wisconsin program. While Pat has had a long career at FM, his father still has him beat as he worked at Fairbanks as a diesel tester for 48 years!
As an apprentice, Pat started off learning how to assemble, disassemble and machine engines. After learning the production floor, he went into field service and learned how to service engines in the field. All of the training Pat had throughout the years set him up for the position he would hold next - Director of Business Development. He says his main responsibility in this role is to keep people gainfully employed and to motivate employees to push themselves. Pat enjoys seeing people succeed at FM and is always spreading a positive attitude, which many colleagues and customers have experienced. Pat has always enjoyed working at FM and one of his favorite things about his job is the variety of work he is involved with. From license matters and sales to technical business decisions, his work is never dull. In fact, the work can make him overwhelmingly busy sometimes, but he enjoys the constant work and process. Pat is so proud of the company that he treats every decision as if he owns the company.
From Pat’s perspective, Fairbanks Morse does a great job of continuously improving, especially on the technology side. Outside of work, Pat is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his time fishing, biking, golfing, hiking, and hunting. He enjoys having his friends and family close by and spending quality time with them.
The next chapter for Pat is to happily continue what he is doing. He is excited to see FM take the next step to become a full system integrator on the marine side and have success in commercial power generation. He believes power plants in the U.S. will have huge growth in the future and is looking forward to being part of FM’s journey.
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