Gary has a passion for locating. There are networks of cables, pipes and vaults underground and if Gary does his job right only the few who need to find them will ever know they are there. He has trained thousands of professionals world-wide over his 13 years at 3M on the principles of locating and the equipment used to identify underground assets.
In addition to training, Gary works with the market to create better products to improve the locating and marking process. Over his career he has worked on many roles with telecommunications and energy. To give back and support the industry he is a member of the Common Ground Alliance. “While there are many ways to find a pipe, locating is the preferred method.”
During her 28 years with 3M, Sally’s been able to pursue her deep curiosity about how things work, what makes them break, and how to improve product reliability through design and training. Sally brings a unique, real-world perspective to her work as an Applications Engineering Specialist.
To understand her breadth of knowledge and experience, you probably need to know that she began her 3M career on the Product Development side of the business That experience gave her the foundation for her work in analyzing field failures as well as to develop the 3M process for conducting a failure analysis. “When you learn how and why things fail in a medium voltage cable accessory, your next step is figuring out how things can be improved.” And that Sally has done. She has led training sessions both at 3M and with customers and partners to show best practices for cable preparation and cable accessory selection and installation. Additionally, her work in failure analysis has been used to identify product opportunities to both improve our current products and create new products. “I’m a curious person. I like figuring how and why cable accessories fail and, ultimately, helping our customers understand the root cause of their field failures.”