Behind-The-Scenes with Our Cost Analyst

24th Jun 2019

Behind-The-Scenes with Our Cost Analyst

IKONICS Imaging is more than just sandcarvers and photoresist film. We have an entire team dedicated to bringing you the best sandcarving products on the market. This month, take a look behind-the-scenes with Damian Westermann, Cost Analyst for all IKONICS divisions including IKONICS Imaging. Damian has been with IKONICS for over 25 years and is just one of the many team members who helps to make IKONICS Imaging the world leader in sandcarving solutions.

How long have you worked for IKONICS? I have worked at IKONICS for 25 glorious years.

What is your job at IKONICS? I am the Cost Analyst for all IKONICS divisions. I do the boring accounting stuff. I started out at IKONICS back when IKONICS Imaging was called PhotoBrasive Systems. I worked in production, cutting film and making ProMask. I also worked in shipping for a bit before moving into the accounting department.

What did you do before working at IKONICS? Before working at IKONICS, I worked at a taco place and three different pizza places. I also had a brief stint picking eggs, which was an environment that made every subsequent job seem easy.

What are your hobbies outside of work? When I'm not reading or travelling around in my RV, you can find me on the golf course trying for that elusive hole-in-one.

What was the best concert you ever attended? I saw U2 in St. Paul, Minnesota during the original tour for their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. It was epic.

If we went to happy hour, what would you order? Give me a dark beer any day of the week.

What’s the strangest talent you have? Spinning and catching a sheet of paper. It's harder than it sounds.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? Flying. Walking is for the birds.

What is the last book you read? I just finished Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris, which is both absurd and hilarious all at the same time.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would love to return to Europe. I was born in Verdun, France but only lived there until I was 6 months old.

And finally, the most dividing question here at IKONICS... Packers or Vikings? Growing up in the part of Wisconsin that we did, you’d have to be some sort of nutjob to be a Vikings fan. Go Pack Go!

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