Building the next generation through knowledge sharing

As technology continues to find ways to continue to grow, sharing knowledge and building trusting relationships plays an important role in the next generation. Hosts Greg Crumpton and Tyler Kern sitting with Ron Vokounthe director of critical installations at CAD Servicesto discuss the industry and the factors surrounding its growth.

When Vokoun entered the industry, he started out managing data center construction. “I’m lucky to be in an industry that has completely evolved, it’s like watching the discovery channel every day, it’s amazing,” Vokoun said.

The journey through relationships also evolves as the industry progresses, with data centers and the introduction of liquid metal, a prospect Vokoun knows all too well. “As the relationship aspects change, so does the business. When I look back, they changed my career from the very beginning. If you look at the tech industry, there are different family trees that grow from startups,” he said. “It’s amazing how much of an impact it has on your career and it’s great to see them grow in the industry and to know that you’ve played a small part in it.”

Regardless of the size of a business, it all depends on the people at management level that you can trust. “It’s the karma of the industry. If you are really a good person and help people, it will come back to you,” Vokoun said.

Sharing knowledge and training future generations begins with these relationships. “If this knowledge is not passed on, and since many of us don’t have a long lifespan, if we don’t pass on the information, to continue, it’s a missed opportunity and a risk to the industry,” he said. “I wonder how an industry like construction hasn’t improved its output in 50 years.”

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