Where are you from and what did you study in school?
Darren: Originally Chatham NB, but spent my high school years in Montreal. Studied journalism, communications and sociology in university.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Darren: Walk with my dog Jack, assuming there’s not hockey, baseball or football on.
What jobs did you have before working with UE Systems?
Darren: A lot of restaurant work, mostly cooking. I am also a freelance sports journalist.
What was your first impression of the maintenance & reliability community?
Darren: How many people know each other and what great people they (for the most part) are.
What has surprised you the most about what you could do with ultrasound technology?
Darren: Hear the fluttering of my eyelashes. That was pretty cool.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Darren: I can take any button on a shirt and immediately marry it to the corresponding buttonhole. And without looking. Talent at its finest should stay hidden.
If you could snap your fingers together and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Darren: Understanding the ladies.
What is a place that you hope to get to visit?
Darren: Highmark Stadium to watch a Bills game.
Cake or pie?
Darren: A nice piece of chocolate cake and tall glass of frosty milk. Cream pies are also good.
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be and why?
Darren: Vincent Van Gogh so I could ask him to lend me his ear
What’s your best childhood memory?
Darren: Other than multiple cracks to the head, cuts and dozens of stiches, they were all pretty good.
What’s the best piece of advice you have received?
Darren: If you think you’ve learned all you can on a subject, think again.
Do you have any movie or TV show recommendations?
Darren: Brooklyn Nine-Nine is good, and Field of Dreams is awesome.
What is the most important thing you have learned while working with UE Systems?
Darren: How important good reliability programs are to the succuss at any facility.