David Huante is a Senior Sales Executive here at Quality Material Handling. He was recently awarded the Employee of the Month award for May, 2016. Even when on vacation, David still finds a way to get work done, and this is a true reflection of his work ethic and dedication to QMH. We asked David a couple questions to get to know him better and about his time here at QMH.
1). What is an inspirational/motivational quote that you live by?
My favorite quote that I live by would be from Michael Jordan “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and I missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Coming from arguably the best basketball player ever to play in the NBA, it helps you realize that everyone fails. It’s about how you handle those failures and how you conduct yourself moving forward.
2). What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
The best gift I’ve ever received is being blessed with the parents that raised me. I can’t remember a time they put themselves before me and I wouldn’t change a thing about them.
3). Favorite tradition as a kid?
This is a tough one but I’d have to say opening up 1 present on Christmas Eve. The anticipation and hype drove me crazy so my parents allowed me to open up 1 present every year.
4). How do you balance work and your life outside of work? (With family and friends)
My Calendar on my phone. Once I have something booked, I stick with it. It’s the only way I don’t over-promise and over-commit.
5). What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
Travel! There is so much more to the world outside of California and the United States. I also love anything Basketball, snow-boarding trips, going to the river, and reading.
6). What advice would you give new and upcoming employees of QMH?
Get to work! Nothing is given here at QMH and everything must be earned.
7). What has been the best part about working at QMH?
The best part about QMH is the culture. We have an amazing team and everyone is treated like family.