Meet Shane King

Meet Shane King

Shane King is an Application Engineer in the Building Automation group. He recently shared some insights on his tenure with us.

I was raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and attended Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Ste. Marie, MI earning a degree in Electrical Engineering – Robotics.

In February 2000, I joined the AC drives group at MagneTek, in a technical support role. During that year I was asked to develop the first training class for the V7 Drive (or GPD315). Shortly after, MagneTek became part of Yaskawa. They had not yet developed a class for the V7 Drive, so they used the content I created and I only taught the class one more time.

Along with my brother, I started a semi-professional football team in 2007, the M&M Timberjacks, out of Menominee, MI. We built a highly successful organization and had four years of fun and hard work. We sold the team in 2010 after winning the organization’s first championship.  Life was just a little too full and something had to go.

During 2008-2009, I developed a retrofit kit for replacing the VFDs in GPD505/6/P5 configured and bypass packages with E7 and P7 products.

I joined the Building Automation group in 2011 under Joe Twohill. Since then, I’ve been providing quotations and specifications for our fine distribution channel partners.  Over the last 8 years I have:

  • Revamped the process by which we receive, log, and track quote requests
  • Developed a process to quickly and accurately evaluate critical price points for cost and price sensitive projects
  • Written various articles published in trade magazines
  • Delivered presentations for distribution partners
  • Presented webinars on topics such as VFDs for Fan Arrays, Harmonics, and QuoteWizard
  • Worked closely with our software developer to implement an automatic submittal builder within the framework of QuoteWizard for our channel partners
  • Implementing a fully functional harmonic analysis feature within the framework of QuoteWizard (which will be completed soon)

Most importantly, I met my wife in 2004 and we have four wonderful children, Tyler(13), Alex(9), Cora(7) and Rachel(3).  When I’m not at work we are at church, bible quiz tournaments, tae kwon do, or hockey practice/games/tournaments, and homeschooling.