Career Spotlight: Tom Kuckhahn
FABCON employee for 20 years
Advancing the overall mission at three plants in three different states is a big job. Luckily Tom Kuckhahn, CEO/President, has a solid team around him to help FABCON stay successful.
“These are hard working people who don’t want to disappoint each other,” says Kuckhahn. “That makes for a really solid team.”
We asked Kuckhahn a few questions about his job and what he likes about FABCON. Here’s what he told us:
My daily duties:“My job is to make the people that work for me successful. That means helping them understand the vision at FABCON. I have a lot of conversations about what we’re trying to achieve and why. Those conversations can be with people on the board of directors to operators on the floor. I get to talk to a lot of people here, which I enjoy. Another aspect of my job is reviewing reports to see how we’re doing and making corrections as needed.”Best part of working at FABCON:
“This is a company that fits my values. It lets me be who I am. It’s a company that believes that there’s always a better way. We’re always seeking out a better way to do things and we don’t rest on our laurels. There’s always a new challenge that we’re willing to take on.”
What I appreciate most about FABCON:
“I appreciate that it’s a place that feels like home. You want to do well for the people you work with so it’s a lot like the relationship you have with your family. Lots of companies have good employees, but it’s how to get them to be a good team is what sets FABCON apart. There’s great teamwork here.”
Why I would encourage others to work at FABCON
“FABCON is a fun place to work, and we have had a lot of success. Like a winning baseball team with a loose clubhouse, it is hard to say which caused the other, but they definitely begin to fuel each other as time goes on.”
When he’s not working, Kuckhahn says he leads the classic Minnesota lifestyle.
“I’m completely into whatever’s in season,” he says. That means golfing and going to the cabin in the summer, hunting in the fall, snowmobiling and skiing in the winter and playing competitive volleyball on a men’s league year round. He can also be found cooking, grilling, making wine and running his two teenage boys to basketball games and other sports.