Todd Newell- Divisional Operations Manager, Westburne West

How did Westburne cross your career path?

I was looking for a career change after 14 years with a services organization. Eighteen months ago, I was presented with the opportunity to transition to Westburne, and get re-engaged in a totally new and different sector. So many people have been willing to take time to share knowledge, which has made the transition smooth.

What do you enjoy most about your role at Westburne?

I enjoy that every day is a big learning opportunity for me. I came to Westburne with no experience in the electrical industry, and continue to learn so much from our internal teams, our vendors and our customers.

In your experience, what differentiates Westburne from other organizations?

Westburne has an unrivaled size and scope, and amount of people talent which differentiates us from our competition.

What has Westburne done for your career path and personal growth?

Westburne has instilled a new sense of engagement and excitement in me. Working in an organization with the reach of Westburne opens up doors and opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

What is your best memory from your time at Westburne?

My best memory with Westburne thus far is how well I was accepted into the organization when I came on-board. Every individual was quick to offer support, and share their experiences and knowledge with me.

In your opinion, what is the recipe for success at Westburne?

Entrust our people to be successful, and provide the tools and support they need.

Tell me something your co-workers would be surprised to learn about you.

My family and I try to travel as much as possible. We try and experience a few new cities every year.

Thinking beyond your day job, what are you passionate about?

I am a huge sports fan; I enjoy playing and watching almost all sports.

What is something you’d like to learn, or are in the process of learning?

I would love to learn another language.

Tell me about an event or person that has changed your day-to-day life for the better?

My kids – they make you appreciate all the little things that easily get forgotten about as an adult.

What are your professional and personal resolutions for the upcoming year?

To be a better listener both at work and at home. It is amazing what you can learn when you stop and really listen to someone.

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