Tom Patneaude

Tom Patneaude

Director of Key Accounts
West Region, Würth Industry North America
Milwaukee, WI

How long have you worked for Würth?

14 years

What do you like most about your job?

First and foremost, it's the people: customers and co-workers alike. I love the comradery and the relationships built over the years. I'm also fortunate enough that I am able to see so many different working environments and meet new people along the way. It's so rewarding to see the positive impact that Würth provides to our customers!

What do you like to do when you're not working?

Family, sports, and music. My wife, Kelly, and I have two beautiful daughters and my focus is always with them. They carry the same passions as I so we tend to blend our favorite activities as a family. That would include soccer (coach and fan while they play), bike riding, tennis, hiking, fishing, etc...all fantastic ways to build memories. Date nights with my wife includes live music, dinner at our favorite pizza parlor, socializing with close friends and if the weather is nice, a ride in our Jeep Scrambler.

What are your favorite sports teams?

My girl's local soccer club team: Go Polonia! Other than them, it's the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks

What is a typical day like for you?

I do my best to begin my day with exercise as a way to keep fresh and remain motivated. Then it's right to work - be it traveling or home, interacting with customers and co workers on delivering our value proposition....making everyday count! Then it's time with the family. Winding down includes spinning some records as good release

What's a fun fact about you?

I am the cook of the household! My favorite part of the day is dinner with the family over terrific food. I love to work the grill, smoker, fryer, oven, etc. and experiment new recipes and different ways to prepare them. I don't however, care much about doing the dishes left behind :)