#FollowFriday: Adam Maxwell, Engineered Profiles
Tuesday, January 31 2017 12:00am
Connect with alumnus Adam Maxwell ('07) and learn more about his experience as a #BusinessBobcat.
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What was your major(s) at OHIO?
I majored in Accounting and Business Pre-law.
What year did you graduate?
I graduated in 2007.
What company are you currently working for?
I work for Engineered Profiles. We are small to midsize plastics manufacturing company in Columbus, OH.
What is your job title?
I’m now a controller and supply chain manager. This career is really rewarding and very developmental. I’m actually in the process of pursuing a master’s degree in supply chain management to hopefully position myself to become an executive in supply chain management!
How long have you been with the company?
I’ve been with the company for about four years. The newly hired chief financial officer was a buddy of mine from the College of Business and we were both a part of Delta Sigma Pi together.
How many years of experience do you have in your field?
I have 9+ years of experience between accounting and supply chain management.
What was your first job out of college?
Right after graduation, I studied and passed the CPA exam and went to work for PwC in Columbus as part of their private company service division.
What College of Business alumni events have you attended?
The alumni bus trip is always fun. What’s better way than reliving your college and Court Street days and still waking up in your own bed? It’s great because it gives alumni a full-day of interacting with old friends and a chance to relive the glory days, so to speak. It’s also a way to stay connected because we all have passionate and deep rooted feelings for the University. it makes you feel like you’re still a part of what’s happening on campus and not just a part of the past.
What organizations were you involved in at OHIO?
I was a Copeland Scholar as a freshman. That was a pretty cool experience with Dr. Gary Coombs as our advisor. We learned a lot from him. That transitioned into the Business Fellowship and then I joined Delta Sigma Pi. I also played a lot of sports and I was a part of Gamma Iota Sigma, the professional fraternity for insurance. It was cool to learn about the insurance industry even though I didn’t really study it. Between Delta Sigma Pi and Business Fellows, we did networking trips which was very helpful and key to developing outside of the classroom.
What is your favorite place in Athens, Ohio?
All of them! Courtside’s buffalo chicken pizza is second to none. That’s always one of my first stops when I head back to Athens.
What is one piece of advice that you would give to a current #BusinessBobcat?
Don’t be afraid of change. Don’t be afraid of a change in your job, career, or responsibilities, even if it’s something as small as your boss asking you to do a project outside of your comfort zone. What you gain when you face the change is a whole lot more than if you wouldn’t have challenged yourself.