Sandris Rutmanis, Service Technician

Where did you work before Capital Business Systems?

Before my 25 years at Capital Business, I worked as a sales representative with a different business equipment dealer. Before that, I was a construction contractor.

What is the favorite part about working for Capital?

I really enjoy being part of the Lincoln service team. Each and every member is dedicated to do what it takes to keep the equipment in their territories working perfectly, and in turn, keep the customers happy. They are all always willing to help each other, without being asked, and never put in less than 100% effort.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Fortune cookie writer.

What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

I enjoy fishing, cooking and spending time with my family.

Fill in the blank: I once met….

I once met the Lord Mayor of Dublin. He offered me a beer, and I was only 14 years old. One glance at my parents, and he retracted the offer.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

Northern Minnesota. I spend 3-4 weeks in the Leech Lake area of Northern Minnesota every year. I have done so for 50 years. It is the most beautiful, relaxing place there is. Crystal clear lakes, pine trees, and cool weather. There is no other place I would rather be.

What are the three words that best describe you?

Serious, Mature and Motivated.

How do you define success?

To me, success is teaching my children to grow up to be kind and companionate. I succeeded.

What advice would you give others in your profession?

Treat people as you would like to be treated. For me, that is kindly and with respect. This goes for customers, as well as fellow employees. Everything will fall into place after that.