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Brand Ambassador – Steve Kydd


Steve’s amazing focus and creative thinking skills serve him well outside of work to fuel his wildlife photography hobby. Steve is an avid wildlife photographer experimenting with landscape photography of rivers, streams, and forests. Steve calls his photography project Mythic Explorer Wildlife Photography. His photographs are not the only way he expresses his creativity. His imagination runs wild with ideas for digital renderings like the one pictured below. He likes to create worlds and landscapes that look so real with texture and depth, yet feel surreal at the same time. Every week you can stop by his desk and he features a new computer screensaver of his art work. Steve also likes to write creative short stories in his spare time. His mindset to always strive for continuous improvement and innovation is evident in his creative ventures and through his work.

To relax outside of work, Steve enjoys playing guitar. He is a lover of heavy metal and classic rock music. If that doesn’t quite work to unwind, he will enjoy some rounds of gaming with Call of Duty or Fallout. His nostalgic side shows with his collection of older game consoles including Sega, Nintendo, and Atari. Steve is very much a go-getter kind of person. If you bring him a problem he will gladly assist you. As David Harris describes,

“Steve Kydd, has shown his ability to remain calm in the face of loud adversity. His quiet guidance and cumulative knowledge has led the western territories to the success they have had. Specifically, Steve has supported and trained a very green work force of technicians to become virtuosos.”

Steve gives others the tools to raise themselves up to be their best selves. During the start of Steve’s career at Phillips, he showed amazing successes in his scheduling role. Mike Vaughan reflects, “He was responsible for all of the scheduling in the West, a task that has continued to increase in difficulty over the years. In FY06, we logged and completed 1,472 service calls. In FY07, the total was 1,519, a 4% increase over 06. In FY08, the total was 1,928, a 27% increase over 07. This accounts for a 31% increase in 3 years.

To date that is an average of 7.5 calls per day that must be scheduled and coordinated. Steve did this everyday by himself with great thought and precision to get the most out of each day and each technician. Over those years, I have watched Steve develop into a great service coordinator. He is respected by the technicians he schedules and the customers will ask for him by name. He has great knowledge of the product we sell and welcomes every opportunity to share it.”

Steve gives others the tools to raise themselves up to be their best selves. During the start of Steve’s career at Phillips, he showed amazing successes in his scheduling role. Mike Vaughan reflects, “He was responsible for all of the scheduling in the West, a task that has continued to increase in difficulty over the years. In FY06, we logged and completed 1,472 service calls. In FY07, the total was 1,519, a 4% increase over 06. In FY08, the total was 1,928, a 27% increase over 07. This accounts for a 31% increase in 3 years.

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