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Ted Pridgen

WHO ARE YOU?
Since retirement didn't take, I became the "oldest" newbie to the ESC family. I use my nearly three decades of industrial maintenance and engineering background to care for my clients as well as my passion – my 31-acre property.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
Besides rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, I serve both my client and my design team in the management of project timelines, budgets, and resources.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
My favorite moment actually occurred before I was an ESC employee. I was a project manager for Kraft Foods at the time and Andy Snider, Willy Strausbaugh and myself were doing a startup on a milk unloading system at the plant. Andy and Willy were doing an electrical/controls checkout on a system that tells the milk which silo to flow into. Willy accidentally opened the wrong valve and doused Andy with several gallons of milk. As a diligent Kraft employee, I made sure that Andy had a package pass to enable him to take a “shirt and pant load” of milk out of the building to get by security and prevent him from getting accused of theft of company property. Funny thing is, Willy “accidentally” did the exact same thing to an electrician later in the week.

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Thomas Batson

WHO ARE YOU?
I’m a husband and proud father with a BS in administrative management and an AAS in automation and instrumentation. I enjoy learning new things, volunteering in the community, and working on projects.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I build and maintain our AutoCAD Electrical (ACADE) library as well as train and support our ACADE team and assist in electrical design packages.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
I like the gatherings that ESC hosts. Whether it’s a volunteer or work gathering, they allow us to get to know each other and our community.

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Wanda Strausbaugh

WHO ARE YOU?
I'm a wife, mom, grandma, and proud supporter of nepotism. A seamstress, machine embroider, crafter, quilter, and part-time traveler. I also act as House Mom to our young electrical engineers.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I help our electrical engineers by creating project drawings and documentation. I love watching movies and vacationing with my husband and family.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
I don't have one favorite moment. ESC is just an awesome place to work. You never really know what each day is going to bring.

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Wendy Broome

WHO ARE YOU?
I’m a wife, and best of all, a grandmother. Other than working, I love to bike, walk, hike, and play sports with my grandsons. Between project managers, the CAD department, and coordinating schedules, I grandma harder at the office than at home.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I draw. I draw a lot. Sometimes I use the computer. I aim to please.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
I have several favorite moments. Someone "framed" me and put my shoe prints on an electrical panel one time, and I’ll never forget Boyd chasing his car out of the parking lot. olds.

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Willy Strausbaugh

WHO ARE YOU?
Having surrounded myself with just the right type and amount of people at work and at play, I’m in the middle of my life and happy. I enjoy competitive shooting and binge-watching t.v. shows. To solidify my job security at ESC, I married a co-worker.

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m an interpreter. I speak “machine” to client and “client” to machine. Every day is a family reunion working with my wife and my brother Ricky.

FAVORITE ESC MOMENT?
I really enjoy how we work as a team. It is exciting to participate in what ESC’s future holds.

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