Meet Paul Kuharevicz, Regional Sales Manager
Dynamic Conveyor Corporation
Paul Kuharevicz is a Regional Sales Manager for Dynamic Conveyor Corporation. Paul started his career at DCC June 1998. He received his BSME from Michigan Technological University and took his first job with a precision bearing manufacturer where he worked for ten years. Finding a new opportunity at DCC to take the role as the Engineering Manager… a position he stayed in for 20 years. During that time he developed new products that lead to three patents.
His contributions have led to a wide range of custom conveying solutions designed to meet the changing needs of manufacturers, and helped develop the original DynaCon conveyor line. You may recognize Paul from the company’s videos highlighting many of these solutions.
Paul also contributes to St. Francis de Sales Church, having served as chairman of the buildings and grounds committee, and as co-director of the church’s Capital Campaign.
Paul rides his bike to work every day (20-mile round trip) during the weather months. Paul is on track to meeting his goal to ride his bicycle “around the world” by riding 24,000 miles in 12 years, he is in year 9 of this endeavor and will finish 2022 with 18,000 miles. A Muskegon resident his entire life who also enjoys photography, cross-country skiing, and hiking with his wife.
Would you share a happy/fun memory from your childhood?
I had a fantastic childhood! I was my dad’s little buddy and was fascinated with how he built, fixed and maintained things around the house
What gives your work life meaning?
I’ve worked at large corporations and it seems like my contributions were for the most part unseen, and not appreciated. Working at DCC is exactly the opposite. From the shipping department to the President’s office… everything you contribute is in full site (so they better be good contributions). At the end of most days I feel like I moved the company forward (at least a little bit) and my work is appreciated
What gives your personal life meaning?
Easy question…my wife of 30 years, and my four “boys” ages 22 to 27
Favorite city/place in the world and why?
I have been to London England twice and loved it both times. No language barriers and lots of world class soccer
Name one thing you are good at and would be your best piece of advice to someone in this regard?
I was taught by my parents to be very compassionate to people who don’t look like me, talk like me, dress like me, and come from completely different backgrounds. When I can, I try to make their day better somehow. I think that’s good advice for anyone
What are your favorite hobbies?
I have been an avid bicycle enthusiast most my life… now, it’s the go to activity for my wife and me
Where is your dream vacation destination?
Being 100% Polish, I would like to visit Poland. Exploring the cities where my great- grandparents and grandparents lived would be awesome
Where was your favorite vacation?
My wife and I honeymooned in San Francisco/Napa Valley… young/dumb/happy
What is your favorite Turner/Dynacon moment?
I was asked by Turner Sales to visit an account (Trinity Glass). Laura Douglas picked me up from the Sea-Tac airport and then schooled me on how to make effective sales calls. I learned a lot as face-to-face sales calls were new to me. She handed me off to Chuck Roehm to visit some of his customers and was as smooth as glass in front of customers
What does company culture mean to you?
Good/great company culture is when you take people, all with different backgrounds, that unite to achieve company goals together
If you could only eat one type of food the rest of your life, what would it be?
Americanized, Mexican food. I do not need anything too authentic
What is one of your unwritten rules for work?
To bend over backwards to understand a colleague’s point of view when it is 180 degrees different then mine… and to arrive at a reasonable, positive compromise