Our company started back in August of 1994 in Austin, Texas. As we enter 2014, and begin our 20th year in business, we asked some of our long-tenured employees to reflect on memories and think about some of the important fundamentals that have made us not only successful, but also sustainable.
“AMTS has gone from being a very entrepreneurial, fast moving and loosely organized entity to a much more focused, mature company with a disciplined approach. While there have been changes in our product offering and team, the thing that’s stayed consistent is our core belief of always doing the right thing for clients, employees and the communities where we do business. We are founded on principles of honesty, doing the right thing, giving back and showing gratitude. From my perspective, that has consistently rung through for this company. As a group, we’ve been true to those fundamental values because of our strong leadership.
As we’ve added more executive level people, maintaining those values has been a big focus. If anything, over the years these values have broadened, and have become more uniform throughout the enterprise.”
— Johannes Brinkmann, CFO, employee since 2000
“Even though we’ve had some turnover, which has been a reflection of our business, as projects come and go, we have also managed to build a group of long-tenured employees. Some have left, but they come back because they appreciate that upper management allows for participation in the operation of the company. We have a great amount of talent on our team, and talented people appreciate a culture that invites their collaboration and ideas.
We have a very strong mission and value statement, and people on the team understand that the core foundation is what’s built the opportunities with our customers and with the community.”
— Jan Hainbach, VP of Finance, employee since 2000
I’ve gotten to travel all over the world on projects over the years – throughout Western Europe, China, Malaysia, Brazil and also in the Northeast United States. And I’ve gotten to see a lot of the world’s history and experience different cultures – both in and out of the workplace. I just really enjoy my job, and I’m fortunate that I have a wife and son who are getting to see the world with me.
Over the years, what I really appreciate the most is the relationships I’ve built with my co-workers and also other people involved on projects. We spend a lot of time together and it’s such a bonus when you find good people that you like to spend that time around.“
— Scott Morrison, Project Manager, employee since 1994
“Something I appreciate about the leadership of our company is the fact that they empower you to do your job. A lot is demanded from you because we owe that to our clients. But we are trusted, and therefore I think it helps each of us perform at a high level to get things done.
There’s a lot to be said for shared values and consistency from the leadership team. We all know what the overall vision is and that makes it much simpler to get solid processes and relationships in place.”
— Gregg Parsons, Controller, started in 1999