Brian started working for The Wills Group seasonally and part time as a Dispatcher in 1997. After three years, he progressed to management. “I think a lot of that growth was being in the right place at the right time and I was fortunate to ride a wave of growth,” Brian says of his opportunity to advance in the company.
Brian then had an opportunity to move to a corporate position in Maintenance and Compliance that was created after the MOTIVA acquisition. Brian spent five years in this role, utilizing it as an opportunity “to build that position and define what it was and how it worked.”
In 2008, Brian was promoted to Transport Manager, which he says “was a big jump, as I moved from managing processes to managing people. I had a staff and was able to grow and just have some fun in this position.” After a divesture, Brian stayed with The Wills Group and took on a new position as a Construction Project Manager.
Throughout his career and time with The Wills Group, Brian has taken advantage of the company’s many training and professional development opportunities. “The training and development opportunities here are very effective. If you feel like there is a need for something to be done, it is important to communicate that need to the organization. The organization does a very good job of understanding the need for a new position. We have had an effective management team that listens and then reacts in a timely manner to the needed changes.”
Working for The Wills Group has also helped Brian to advance his education goals. “While I was working I also got the chance to finish my education and get my BS in Construction Management. The company’s offering of tuition assistance was big for me. It proved to me that I had an employment partner that was willing to let me pursue my goals, and also proved that I could contribute back to the organization.” Additionally, Brian says that The Wills Group’s support of his career advancement and development has “helped me be the husband and father I wanted to be, and prove to myself and my family that it was something I could do.”