It’s September, and this month we spotlight Dave Hanthorne, field technician III for PSE&G Income-eligible residential programs. Dave works out of our New Jersey office and has been key in helping our outreach efforts for the PSE&G programs. Let’s learn more about Dave!
Provide a quick background about yourself.
I was born in mid-Michigan and lived for a few years in Minneapolis and Cleveland before moving to New Jersey in 2006. I’ve held a lot of jobs in very different industries and have a breadth of industry certifications, from MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) to my six HVAC licenses/certifications and many others. I am even forklift certified. I like spending time outdoors, whether it’s hiking, fishing or camping, and I’ve recently started getting back into mountain biking.
Prior to joining CMC, what did you know about energy efficiency or the industry?
I have an HVAC background and while energy efficiency is discussed in general terms, it’s not a focal point of the industry. So, I knew relatively little before joining CMC. I joined CMC because I wanted to be part of an industry where the goal is reducing energy waste.
What motivates you about the work that you do?
Everything I do at CMC is about helping people. Knowing that I’m helping customers save money on their energy bills, and live healthier and safer in their homes is very rewarding. I also try to help my fellow technicians whenever I can to make our team better.
What do you like about the work that you do at CMC?
I enjoy learning. Whether it’s a new concept or a deeper understanding of something I deal with every day, I love being able to have a deeper understanding of how things work. Knowing this provides me a better chance to properly fix it. That ability to gain new knowledge is legitimately very satisfying for me.
What do you do for fun? Do you have any hidden talents or interests?
I love being outdoors. I’m a big fan of music, both listening to it and playing it. I play guitar and bass, write music and I’m even learning the harmonica.
I also enjoy cooking. Now that autumn is approaching, this is prime time for making soups, stews and chili. I’m really looking forward to that.
Do you have any plans for the next few months, vacations, etc.?
I’m always looking forward to my next time sleeping under the stars with a campfire crackling nearby.