January's Innovative Expert of the Month

January 03, 2019 Tommy Lindquist

Gerry Shimek, Chief Financial Officer

Number of Years at The Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC): I've been with the company for 14 years.

How many years of experience in this industry? 34 years - I have 14 years of experience at OGC plus another 20 years in the fireplace industry.

What is your overall experience/background?

I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and spent 3 years with a public accounting firm. I also spent 20 years with Heat-N-Glo®.

Memorable moment at OGC?

I enjoy the white elephant gift exchange every year.

(Our family of employees bring white elephant gifts and we partake in a fun exchange with plenty of laughs at our holiday office gathering.)

Why do you love working at OGC?

I love working at OGC because of the great people, great people, great people! We also have fun products.

Favorite OGC Product?

The Westport Square Pub Height Gas Fire Pit Table is my favorite product.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I enjoy watching Minnesota sports teams, gardening, and being outdoors.

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