A little over a month ago, just as I had recovered from COVID, I dropped a 600 lb case of equipment across my foot, breaking my 5th metatarsal pretty good. I’ve been in a boot ever since and will for another two months as I write this.
Immediately the world looked different from my perspective. I’d never spent time considering just how to deal with stairs before breaking my foot. Now it was one of the most concerning things. How do I take a shower now? Or get in and out of my truck? All new problems to solve. In the last five weeks, I’ve gone from crutches to a combination of Scooter and Peg Leg, depending on what I need to do. It’s been challenging, as many things take much more effort to accomplish, not to mention the pain.
I’ve gotten better at other things too. I can get across our manufacturing plant faster than ever before. Since getting around takes more effort, I’m more efficient at deciding when best to move and what I can do without needing to move. I’ve become more focused and efficient, much more aware of my surroundings and perhaps most of all, more introspective of the process of change, and what to expect. For that, I’m thankful for the experience.
All of Texas is going through that right now. This last week of winter weather in Texas has brought untold damage and heartache for all who call Texas home. Texas isn’t unique though. All of us will certainly face our share of disaster, heartache, loss, and challenge. We don’t have the choice to completely avoid challenges in our lives. What we do with those challenges is the important question.
- Feb 22, 2021 3:03:09 PM |
- Jeff Olsen
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Benoit (Ben) Cloutier, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Hiller Measurements. Cloutier comes to Hiller with an impressive resume of past corporate leadership across the aerospace ecosystem. His combination of leadership and financial expertise make him a great asset to Hiller Measurements as we are experiencing large-scale growth, significant new project awards, and expansion with the recent opening of a new 41,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Dripping Springs, Texas.
- Nov 2, 2020 8:07:00 AM |
- Jeff Olsen
Hiller Measurements today announced we were awarded a $66,300,000 combined firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the Marine Corps Automatic Test Systems program, alongside two other companies. The contract will be used for the design and development of test program sets (TPS) and automatic test systems (ATS). This news follows the opening of our 41,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Dripping Springs, Texas, which allows us to design, manufacture, and support the development of large-scale mission-critical test systems, assemblies, and instrumentation.
- Sep 28, 2020 9:02:00 AM |
- Jeff Olsen