This month’s Offline Confidential features Pat Felgner, second-shift pressman and shoeless aquatic sensation. A 25-year industry veteran, Pat joined Homewood in 2001. In addition to operating our offset presses, Pat is experienced on nearly all of our gear and this versatility makes him a major asset to the company, allowing us added flexibility in resource allocation. Flexibility is important to Pat as well, as he shared: “The thing I like best about working for Homewood is the family-like culture. It’s family-owned and that feeling is carried across to the workplace.”
He continued, “Thanks to (Homewood President) Scott, I’ve been able to maintain a good work/family life balance over the years, coaching my daughter’s softball team and attending school functions, even though I’m a shift worker.” A Toledo native, Pat and his wife have three daughters. He started water skiing when he was 5, ditched the skis by 13 and has competed at an amateur level for several years. If you ask us, there are not too many things as exhilarating as barefoot water skiing at 40 miles per hour!