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Why Sur-Seal? Meet Mike Bryant in Our Team Member Spotlight

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“An organization is not measured by the machines it has or the building it’s in. It’s measured by the people who choose to work there.” — Mike Bryant

We have several people on the payroll who’ve been with us for more than a decade, including Mike Bryant, Director of Sales. 

Discover why Mike chose to work at Sur-Seal in our team member spotlight.

What Drew You to Work at Sur-Seal?

Mike has been in sales since 1984. Before coming to Sur-Seal, he was working for a competitor in Atlanta, GA. However, a time came where he needed to be in the Carolinas because of family obligations. Mike knew Sur-Seal well and got word there was a job opening in 2009.

“​​They’ve always been a very reputable company and had great relationships in the industry.” — Mike Bryant

Mike chose Sur-Seal as his next career move because of stability. The fact that the company had such a diverse customer base was appealing.

“I felt like they were recession-proof. No one in the industry could hurt Sur-Seal because they sold to so many different industries.” — Mike Bryant

Mike was with Sur-Seal during the 2008-2009 recession and the COVID-19 pandemic. The company survived both crises with no layoffs and no paycuts.

“They care about their workforce. They’ve done everything they could to make sure that as the world was going through the turmoil that they took care of their associates.” — Mike Bryant

How Does Sur-Seal Support You?

Mike appreciates that Sur-Seal supports its associates not only professionally but also personally. Since he’s been with the company, six of his family members have passed away. Mike says the Sur-Seal team is always there when he needs them.

“I have witnessed firsthand how they support you when you’re going through things that are not work-related.” — Mike Bryant

Mike says Sur-Seal commits time and money to various programs designed for advancement and growth when it comes to professional development. 

“There are organized programs to find out what your career path goals are. And that’s documented. They try to help you along with that—what you want to achieve—and they try to make sure that they’re trying to support that.” — Mike Bryant

Mike has watched Sur-Seal triple in size over the past twelve years. He attributes that success to a group of his peers that also joined the company in the late 2000s.

“Sur-Seal had said, ‘We don’t want to stay the same. We want to grow this business.’ And they invested in all these people.” — Mike Bryant

What Is the Future of Sur-Seal?

As for the future, Mike and his colleagues are developing the next generation of leadership for Sur-Seal. 

“That’s really what my future is right now: trying to make sure that we’re creating a business that’s going to stand the test of time.” — Mike Bryant

Part of that sustainability includes serving new industries, which made Sur-Seal successful in the first place.

“A big part of Sur-Seal’s marketing growth is partnering with our suppliers, helping them grow their business, and looking at different target markets that they want to branch into.” — Mike Bryant

Mike says as the company explores new markets and grooms associates for leadership roles, there’s never been a better time to work for Sur-Seal.

“There’s going to continue to be a lot of advancement opportunities within the organization. The company continues to grow.” — Mike Bryant


Mike Bryant in the Sur-Seal Team Member Spotlight

Now you know why Mike works at Sur-Seal and why customers should do business here, too.

“We love customers who are constantly being challenged and need someone that’s able to step up to those challenges.” — Mike Bryant

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