(Q&A with John Willett, Strongsville High School and Polaris Career Center graduating senior)
Where did you go to high school?
Strongsville High School and Polaris Career Center for precision CNC machining
Where are you future career plans?
I do not have college plans at this point. I worked full time as a temp at Efficient Machine Products during summer 2017, returned through Polaris’ early placement program and am now working there full time.
What is your intended career path?
I want to become a CNC machinist.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not in school?
Tinkering and learning engineering, metal and woodworking through videos, especially about military application and armor. I don’t read much because it’s time consuming. I prefer to listen and watch videos. Currently, I watch a lot of gun and history-related content. I find the inner workings of guns to be fascinating.
How did you hear about HGR Industrial Surplus?
Through my step-dad who is an engineer for Ramco.
Why are you a customer?
I like the wide selection and varying things offered. Great prices
What types of things have you bought at HGR and how have you used them?
Various. My step-dad’s company buys and sells to HGR. I recently bought a blower fan and plan on making plate armor out of it.
What inspires you?
Creativity. I have a lot of ideas that I like to explore in discussion and action. I pull most of my inspiration from video games, movies and YouTube.
What made you decide to do your senior pictures at HGR?
My mom asked me, and it was the first place I thought of. I also think it’s a neat place and would be something special for my photos.