We’re engineers, customer service representatives, accounting gurus, tech support superheroes, and more — but we’re also real humans. In our new blog series, “Employee Spotlight”, you’ll meet BBP employees, learn about their background and roles, and discover what they like most about working at BBP. In May, we interviewed BBP’s Director of Automation, Stefanie Funk, about what it takes to be a member of the BBP team. As a leader within our organization, Stefanie is always ready to step up to the plate to embrace new challenges and support her team’s projects. Stefanie values customer experience and brings our Automation team to the cutting-edge of the industry’s latest technologies. We are lucky to have Stefanie on our team!
Title: Director of Automation
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Family Status: Married
What is your role at BBP? I lead the automation team, which includes DCS, PLC, wireless, custom enclosures, custom solutions, and IIOT systems and solutions.
How long have you been in the industry? 8 Years
What do you enjoy most about your role? I enjoy working with customers to solve the problems that they face on a daily basis.
What makes you proud to work at BBP? I enjoy working at BBP because they are a very forward-thinking company. We are always looking at new ways to better support our customers and help them be successful, which includes staying up to date on the latest technologies so we can offer the best solutions for our customers.
What are 3 words to describe BBP? Innovative, Responsive, Caring
What is something that most people do not know about you? My go-to karaoke song is Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
What is your favorite quote? If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. – Ben Franklin
Motto or Personal Mantra: Do what’s right, not what’s easy.
If I could do it all over again, I would: Buy more DogeCoin when it was at 5 cents
Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Teddy Roosevelt, Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein
If your life had a theme song, what would it be? Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Well what type of music do you listen to? I listen to a little bit of everything.
What advice do you have for prospective BBP employees? My advice to new BBP employees is to ask a lot of questions! We have a lot of great resources available both inside the company and outside the company on a wide range of topics.