“The more you push your- self to learn and grow, the more opportunities will present themselves. Like my old high school football coach used to say, ‘If you are not getting better, you are getting worse.’”
—BRIAN BUSBY, CEP-IS, branch manager,
Brian started his career in the industry as a driver for Butler Supply. Eleven years and 148
hours of training later, he manages
the company’s Jefferson City, Mo.,
How has industry training helped
advance your career? Completing
EPEC Bronze was a huge stepping
stone in my career. It taught me the
“how-to” part of putting a job together and going through the submit-tal process, which is something I now
do on a daily basis. Product, sales,
and leadership training are also key.
How does your company encourage
you to complete industry training?
Industry expertise is a core value
of Butler Supply, which utilizes the
NLC to provide ongoing training and
education. All levels of management
drive the importance of continuing
education. Quarterly drawings for
gift cards and a yearly contest add
an element of fun to the program.
What is your next career goal? My
goal is to be THE electrical distributor
in my area…to be the No. 1 choice for
products, solutions, and project management in mid-Missouri. I’ve been
working toward that goal since the
day I was hired. I work to reach that
goal every day because the next day
it starts all over again.
BRIAN BUSBY BY
11/ Brian visited 11 countries while
studying abroad in Wales.
4/ Brian is one of four boys in his family,
with the oldest to youngest
separated by six years.
3/ Brian claims to have the “top three ranked
kids in the world”: Devin,
18; Olivia, 8; and Zoe, 4.
0/ Brian believes he has been right zero times
in disagreements with his
wife of nine years, Jennie.