Ed Merrill | Applications Engineer, Kansas City
Ed Merrill may describe himself as “pretty basic,” but that’s not how his coworkers see it. As one of the newest additions to the engineering team at Swagelok Kansas City | Little Rock | Omaha | Quad Cities, Ed has jumped in with two feet, learning about new applications and industries every day.
“Being fresh out of college, I’m constantly dealing with industrial processes that I’m unfamiliar with,” he says. “However, the experienced engineers in the company have served as my role models and mentors to answer my frequent, ‘How do they do that?’ questions. Their help, whether in the office or in the field, has been invaluable to my growth and our department’s success.”
Always quick to say a nice word about his coworkers, Ed is equally as effusive in his praise of his family and friends. “I’ve really been blessed to have so many great people to spend time with, learn from and be loved by,” he says. Focusing on continuous improvement both at work and at home has extended to his new hobby – learning to play the guitar!