Getting to know Brandon Weaver

Position: R&D / IT

Where are you from?
I was born in Dayton Ohio. At the age of 4, I moved to Pottstown Pennsylvania because my dad got a job working at LaSalle University as a professor.

Tell us about your family.
In total, I have my mom, my dad, my sister, and my cat. My dad is a professor at La Salle University where he teaches ISBIT which stands for integrated science business and technology. My mom actually works where I attended school, which is Renaissance Academy in Phoenixville. She’s a kindergarten teacher. My sister is now a stay at home mom, but she also went the teaching route and became a middle school math teacher. My cat lives with me in Prospect Park.

What is your favorite part about GPRS?
My favorite part about GPRS is being able to work as part of a team with the rest of the IT department. Before going through the acquisition, it was just me doing IT. Now it’s great to be able to work with a team that has a collective goal and to be able to work with a bunch of interesting and very nice people.

What GPRS core value do you identify with and why?
I would identify with teamwork because I work really well within a team and I really believe that teams add so much value to accomplishing a goal.

What was your first job? What did you like and dislike about it?
My first job was working as a process engineer for a plastics manufacturing company in Reading, PA. I really liked being able to interact with the technicians on the floor and being able to wake up every morning, talk to them, and solve problems they were having to make their jobs easier and to increase productivity.

What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
I don’t really enjoy any weird food combinations. For the most part, I actually kind of stay pretty true with normal food. I don’t even like things like ketchup, mustard, or any condiments.

What social stigma does society need to get over?
I think we need to get over judging other people about things they can’t change about themselves.

What is the most interesting documentary you’ve ever watched?
Don’t F with cats. It’s a documentary about hunting an online serial killer on Netflix. I’d recommend it.

What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?
I would say red flags to watch out for in life would be one of those that I’m working on right now; not thinking of your response before the person is done talking. A lot of the time, what ends up happening is that we don’t end up listening to each other fully. We should be listening with an intent to understand rather than listening with an attempt to respond.

When you are old, what story will your children retell about you?
Yeah, I don’t really want to have children, so I don’t really know how to answer this question.

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