Employee Highlights: Meet the SSG Team All-Stars

August 8, 2019 Kit Heath

Recently, Southwest Solutions Group passed a major milestone—50 years in business! In this post, we’re going to take a moment to highlight some of the game changers, team players, and overall great people who have been with us the longest.

Bruce Delp, Sales Representative

Years of service: 15

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

When I have created, or when a client and I have worked together to create the right solution for their challenges and problem. Our solutions-oriented client relationships are very strong, and they know they’re getting the best system at the right price.

When do you have the most fun at work?

Creating solutions for clients and projects. Working with other SSG team members to bring about the solutions needed. Building relationships with clients that lead to friendships as well.

How would you describe Southwest Solutions Group in 5 words?

Innovative, Driven, Passionate, Focused, Searching.

What three words would you use to describe your role?

Listener, Problem Solver, Farmer and/or Hunter.

Who would you cast to play you in a movie about your life?

John Goodman (but I’m probably way too boring for him).


Jo Atwood, Marketing Assistant

Years of service: 17

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

Making my co-workers smile, making and keeping my customers happy and doing all I can to make day to day life at the office easier for the execs. But most of all, doing my best to live up to the work ethic taught to me by example by my hero, my daddy.

When do you have the most fun at work?

When I am organizing an event/meeting. My absolute favorite thing to do!

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

A family of team members

How do you define success?

Being happy with what I do, knowing that I make a difference. Knowing that I do the very best that I can.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last 5 years?

That change isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Change can mean new opportunities, new things to learn and excel at, and new people to meet. What’s not to like about that?


Court Stalnaker, IT Project Manager

Years of service: 18

When do you have the most fun at work?

Working with customers that are engaged.

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

“Embraces innovation without fear of failure.”

What’s something you learned last week?

That the speed limit in Wyoming is 80 mph.

How do you define success?

Completing projects with integrity.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Problems are just opportunities!


Benny DeGeorge, Sales Representative

Years of service: 21

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

Designing and analyzing.

When do you have the most fun at work?

Solving a problem for the client!

What’s your least favorite chore?

Emptying the dishwasher.

How would you describe your job to a child?

I cram a whole bunch of toys in a Roly Poly!

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the past 5 years?

Change and be one step in front of others.


Chester Pannell, Installer

Years of service: 16

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

The smile at the end of a project.

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

Opportunity, success, value, accomplishment, growth.

What has been your favorite project at SSG?

The next one!

What are your biggest professional challenges?

Keeping up with technology.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the past 5 years?

Change will happen.


Lori Channel, Accounts Receivable

Years of service: 19

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?

Tell no one!

How would you describe your job to a child?

I play with numbers.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Do it right the first time to get more done!

What does true leadership mean to you?

A true leader has the confidence to stand up for what’s right and the courage to make tough decisions rather than popular ones. He/she creates more leaders instead of followers. A true leader creates a positive environment, resolves conflict, and encourages comradery.

Would you rather fight 50 tiny alligators or one giant horse?

Can I take 50 rubber bands to the fight?


Art Drouin, Sales Representative

Years of service: 15

How would you describe SSG in 5 words?

Efficient Space Management for Stuff

What would be the title of your autobiography?

No Sweat

Who would you cast to play you in a movie about your life?

George Clooney.

What does true leadership mean to you?

The ability to recognize when you can make a difference and doing it.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the past 5 years?

That I am not always right.


Heidi Clark, Project Planning Manager

Years of service: 22

What is one way SSG has changed over the years?

We’ve become more diversified, which has solidified our place in our market. Change is necessary to create and maintain that foothold.

What is your proudest accomplishment at SSG?

Growing the planning department into the group of professionals it is today.  We have evolved a great deal over the years.

What has been your favorite project at SSG?

We were tossed these huge nomenclature lists of weapons and after many hours of weapons research, I figured out how to store weapons and optics, and we sold thousands of weapon storage racks over the next couple of years.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Something like this:

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Sea urchin.  I was with two others on the planning team for lunch. Undoubtedly the weirdest and the worst thing I’ve ever eaten.

Join the SSG Team

We’re immensely grateful to everyone who works at Southwest Solutions Group and keeps us at the top of our game. Interested in joining the team? Check out our careers page on Linkedin!

Stay tuned for more employee highlights!

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