Help us celebrate 40 amazing years by sharing your Trojan story!
As part of our anniversary celebration, we’re inviting you to share your Trojan story and memories from the past 40 years. Simply click the ‘Submit Your Story’ button and join the conversation! You can also enter to win a Trojan Technologies Swag Bag, by providing your email with your submission.
Check out Marv DeVries, President of Trojan Technologies’ story for some inspiration, and get sharing!
Jona Thier’s Story
Having started work at Trojan in the early years when there were probably less than 20 people all in, as an individual there were unlimited opportunities for growth and development. Nothing needed to be written down as a development plan, everyone, without exception, wore many hats and jumped in where needed to get things done! Our municipal sales department of 3 was also the marketing department. As an administrator in sales, I was tasked, among other things, with tradeshow logistics. This story goes back to 1991…
WEFTEC (one of the largest North American trade shows in our industry), was in Washington DC. This was my first trip on behalf of the company. Already nervous and wanting to do the very best job possible, I wasn’t sure how to respond when Hank Vander Laan’s wife Anne stopped by the booth and told me I should accompany her to shop for shoes! As much as I liked shoes, I told her I really didn’t think my boss would let me go “shopping”, that wasn’t why they brought me along. Anne smiled, looked at me and asked who I thought “the Boss” was. I then pointed over to Hank who was standing in the booth. She said “Good, and now you will know who his boss is”. She walked over to Hank and told him she was taking me with her to go shopping. Hank smiled at the both of us and said “enjoy your day ladies”. I thought, wow, not only did I manage to work for a company with family values BUT a company who valued family. I thought, this is the place for me! And yes, we had a great afternoon shopping!
Jona Thier, Trojan Technologies, 30 years of service
Rob Stover’s Story
The best memory that I had was back in the day when Jan Marrs and myself installed the first installation in Tillsonburg On. At that time we were able to run chlorine and UV side by side in the same channel comparing each through a fish toxicity test. When chlorine was run down the channel all the fish had died due to the chemical. When UV was used all the fish had survived. O yea, there was also another selling feature of the equipment. Jan and myself both had a taste of the effluent after the UV was used. We must have done something right there because both of us are still kicking.
Thanks for the memories Trojan have a lot of them.
Rob Stover, 40 years of service