Employee Spotlight: Ken Meyer

This month, we met Ken Meyer, Vision Net’s Senior Network Technician/Supervisor in our Billings office. Learn about the technological changes that have guided his career, how networks have changed from copper to fiber-based, and his favorite way to unwind out of the office!

How long have you worked at Vision Net?
18 years!

What 3 words describe Vision Net?
Innovative, exciting, teamwork

What is your favorite Vision Net perk?
Healthcare

What challenges do you enjoy at Vision Net?
Ever-changing technology; once I think I’ve learned all there is, I really haven’t! There is always a new technology or innovation to come along, and I get to learn something new!

Are there any projects you have worked on that you’re proud of?
The Tandem Network I’ve been working on that for over 15 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Vision Net team?
The technology and the teamwork. Everyone in the Transport department is great to work with!

What advice do you have for prospective Vision Net candidates?
When you join the team, you’ll find that there is a lot to learn, so be ready to adapt and go outside of your comfort zone. But you will learn fast, and there is always someone who will help!

What is something people would never guess you do in your role?
I do the purchase orders for the Transport Department!

With the changes in technology, how has your job changed?
Going from a copper-based network to an internet and fiber-based network!

What is the greatest innovation you have seen in your lifetime?
The internet!

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Anything outdoors! I enjoy golfing, hiking, camping, really anything outdoors!

What is your favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption

What is your favorite food?
Steak!

How do you define success?
I go back to what a former coach told me; his words of advice were that “You’ll be successful if you learn from your mistakes!” Be determined, work hard, and you’ll be successful.