Employee Spotlight: Brad Federenko

This month, we met Brad Federenko, our transport and fiber locator in our Billings office. As a newer employee, he brings with him a diverse background and an eagerness to learn about fiber and transport technologies and applications. Learn about what Brad enjoys about his role on the Transport team, his favorite foods, and how he defines success!

What is your position at Vision Net and what do you do?
I am the Transport locator here in Billings. I’m a certified splicer as well.

What made you choose Vision Net?
I operated the Billings Ice Rink for years and wanted to change careers. I knew a lot of people from Vision Net and when I saw the opportunity, I applied!

What is your favorite Vision Net perk?
The job itself! Since I’m the locator, I get to do something different. I’m not stuck in the office, I’m always learning, and I get a company truck!

What is your favorite thing you have learned at Vision Net?
Fiber optics

What challenges do you enjoy at Vision Net?
Learning everything from scratch, especially fiber splicing. I’m always learning, and I enjoy that aspect of my job!

What advice do you have for prospective Vision Net candidates?
Come in with an open mind! It’s a great company, great people, and everyone is willing to help. There are no dumb questions, and everyone is very welcoming!

What is something people would never guess you do in your role?
I enjoyed the hands-on nature of fiber training and seeing the start to finish of installing fiber networks

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Golf. I’m getting back into golfing after taking a break for a few years, and I really enjoy getting back into it!

What is your favorite food?
Anything I can cook on the grill; be it ribs, chicken, steak, anything!

How do you define success?
Being happy, doing a good job, enjoying time off, and enjoying life!

See the full video of Brad’s interview!