Have You Met Meghan Ludin?

Name: Meghan Ludin

Title/Role: Spares Team Lead, External Sales

How long have you been with KONE Spares? Five and a half years

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What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now? Day one of freedom, I am going to take my kids to play at our favorite local park playground! It has been hard to see the caution tape covering up all that fun for the past few months.

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call? With kids in the house, there are always funny things that happen. My favorite was probably when my four year old daughter decided the perfect time to perfect her werewolf howl was when I was on a call.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? A new love of bicycling AND working out in our yard (even though I am still plant killer, extraordinaire!). It has also been so great to slow down a bit and get some great family time in!

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I love cookbooks! I find a new favorite and work to cook and bake my way through the whole thing and, generally, don’t like making the same recipes more than once!

What is something you want the industry to know about you? I truly love what I do. Over the years, so many customers have become friends. It is great to learn from each other and connect in a way that is very unique to our industry. I take a lot of pride in being a trusted resource for our customers and love watching them succeed!

Have You Met Paige Anderson?

Name: Paige Anderson

Title/Role: Buyer Purchasing 

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 23 years with KONE, and 2 with Montgomery Elevators

What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now? To go visit my 99-1/2 year Great Aunt

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call? Thought I was muted — and i wasn’t — and told my family to shut up because I was in a meeting.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? I thought it would be difficult to work from home but it is amazing how everyone works as a team, and was able to work just fine with current technology and my cell phone. 

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I really wanted to be chef and not major in computers in college.  I love to cook new things.

What is something you want the industry to know about you? Elevator life is a lot of ups and downs and people pushing your buttons, but at least KONE Spares will try and get you that right button so people can go up and down. 

Have you met Laura Hotle?

Name: Laura Hotle

Title: Sales Representative

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 2 years

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What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now?  How do you decide just ONE place? I suppose to Target for a “quick errand” where I will endlessly roam the aisles, spend too much money and there will be NOTHING quick about it. Oh, and did I mention it will be WITHOUT my children and husband?

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call?  My daughter fell behind the TV stand directly behind me which knocked the TV and bookshelf over as a result! I was pretty frustrated at the time but looking back, it is pretty hilarious!

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? The lack of rushing around constantly is allowing us to have more quality family time that is otherwise rare. I’ve also been able to get many things done around the house that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! Some of you may already know this by now but I have 3 (used to have 4) metal plates in my face! Ask me why if you want to know! 😊 If that’s old news to you, something else is that I’m addicted to looking at houses for sale online!

Have you met Becky Cousins?

Name: Rebecca (Becky) Cousins

Title:  Administrative Associate Spares

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 15 years

What is the first place you are going to go that you are unable to go right now?  New Mexico to visit my nephew (had to postpone too long now).

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call?  I hung up on my boss – wasn’t intentional, I assure you.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine? Operating this tiny little laptop!

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! My best friend & I won blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair for demonstrating how to refinish wood from an old table & making it into a beautiful box shelf.

What is something you want the industry to know about you?  I’m very good at handling problem phone calls.

Have you met Jessica Gross?

Name: Jessica Gross

Title: Senior Sales Representative

How long have you been with KONE Spares? 5½ years

What is the first place you are going to go when able that you are unable to now? Vacation… once given the green light I want to go to ALL of the places! We’ve postponed 3 trips at this point and are really looking forward to traveling again once it is safe to do so.

What is the funniest thing that has happened during a virtual meeting or call?  My son roared like a dinosaur during an entire call. Apparently working at Jurassic Park is my new normal.

What is one positive that you didn’t expect from quarantine?  The additional connections being made personally and at work. People have been more open to taking the time to talk and find ways to virtually connect. I’ve appreciated getting to know customers better and finding unique ways to use technology to stay connected.

Tell me something about yourself that is not common knowledge or that someone would never guess! I lived in Germany for a year when I was 4. My mom was born and raised in Germany so we went often. Now as an adult I do not get to go as often as I would like but my daughter has had a chance to go twice and this year was to be my sons first trip, looking forward to hopefully be able to take them again in 2021!