Adan R. Roura
WHEN DID YOU START WITH PAINTERS?
WHAT IS YOUR JOB TITLE?
General Manager Chicago Region
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I like the fact that I get to lead a team that strives to enhance the lives of our customers one brush stroke at a time. Personally, I also enjoy leading large, diverse teams and I am always looking for opportunities to reduce waste out of the business through embracing new ideas and challenging the status quo. I am a firm believer that human capital is the most important asset an organization possesses. Employee development is very important to me. Firm believer that we have always done it that way is the most dangerous phrase in business.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOB THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFETIME?
I am certain that my current job will become my favorite job in my lifetime. Previous to my career at Painters, I spent time in law enforcement- that has been one of my favorite jobs so far. The everyday challenges that line of work brings can prepare you to deal with anything thereafter.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
Happy wife, happy life- In all honesty spending time with my family and coaching my sons as well as other boys in my community makes me happy. I am a very competitive person, with that in mind being successful at work also makes me happy. Lastly, being involved in service works is very rewarding to me, I always look for opportunities to engage my family and teams I coach on service work related activities.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN, AS A HOBBY, OR SPECIAL INTEREST?
I am heavily involved in sports leadership beyond coaching. I am fortunate to be able to spend time as a baseball league rep and a football league leader and sit on the board for several sports organizations. I like balancing my coaching with league leadership activities as this presents me with the opportunity to not only coach put also provide long term vision for the leagues which set us apart from other competing leagues. I also like the fact that as a coach I get to influence young men’s lives as a role model. I take this very seriously and I do my best to help them become better young men.
TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING OR EXTRODINARY ABOUT YOURSELF.
I have lived in eight states and DC over a 10 year span with a previous company. My family and I moved every 12-16 months for work related reasons. Each move brought its set of dynamics and challenges but we always made it work both personally and professionally.
TELL US SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE DOESN'T ALREADY KNOW ABOUT YOU.
My wife is from the Northwest region in Bulgaria, although I am a native of Puerto Rico, I have fallen in love with Bulgaria and wish to retire there one day. I want to live the simple life in the mountains after my retirement.