Faces of Evotherm: Lance Brooks
Oct 03, 2016
Former NFL wide receiver, Jerry Rice, once said: “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” Anyone familiar with Lance Brooks knows that he lives his life as if these words are his personal motto.
Lance is a Technical Marketing Manager for the southeast and Great Lakes regions who enjoys leading and developing his team at Ingevity, as well as innovating technologies with customers. Lance recently presented “It’s Not Just for Warm Mix Asphalt” at the 2016 Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida. Outside of work, he also takes pride in being the proud husband to Shaharra, and father to his 11-year old son, Rhett, and his coonhound, Tracker.
If not yourself, who would you like to be?
I really enjoy being Lance. I truly enjoy my asphalt career and look forward to what the future holds.
Where would you like to live?
Prior to living in Charleston, it was high on my list, and now it’s home. Austin, Texas, is my Number Two. I lived there from 1998-2002. Fortunately, I've been able to live in 10 cities over the last 20 years.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother, Nancy. She, along with her parents, raised me and I owe them everything. My dad, Bruce, has been a great motivator. I get my selling genes from him.
What’s a natural talent you’d like to be gifted with?
I'd like to be a little taller. I always wanted to play football or baseball.
Name one thing about your work that gets you out of bed in the morning.
Problem solving with my customers. Seeing the joy it brings when our technologies make their lives easier and save them money (or make them money)!
When not problem solving or making customers’ lives better, Lance can be found running, weight lifting, and enjoying baseball with his family. Although not a Green Bay Packers fan, Lance is motivated by the words of Vince Lombardi: "Think of only three things: your God, your family and the Green Bay Packers, in that order."