Member Monday: Sam Leyton

At CoWork Jax we have the pleasure of working with people in all kinds of industries. This week we introduce our CoWorker from across the pond, Samuel Leyton! He might be able to lend some advice on your gas turbine or your next Halloween costume.

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Company name & brief description of company:

Gas Turbine Controls Corp.

Supplier and service company of control systems to the Oil/Gas and Energy sector. Basically we help keep the lights on… 

Your role/job description:

Field Service Operations Manager.

I am responsible for managing and growing the service aspect of our business. This includes managing our team of engineers along with marketing our offerings. 

Describe yourself in 3 words:

1.     Down-to-earth (Taking this as one word)

2.     Adaptable

3.     Determined 

Are you from Jacksonville, if not where?

Nope, I hail from England. After living in London I moved to New York in 2008 for work. After visiting Jacksonville several times I convinced my company to let me move here in 2013. I haven’t looked back since! [Editor's note: Hear that? He chose JAX over NYC! Pretty cool.]

What's your favorite part about working in a coworking space in downtown Jacksonville?

Meeting new people and working in an environment that encourages self-motivation. Oh, and the beer in the fridge is a bonus!

What's the best Halloween costume you've ever worn?

Woody from Toy Story.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

Alaska – Unspoilt natural beauty. Plus the Northern Lights is on my bucket list.

A favorite quote?

“The problem with quotes on the internet is that it’s hard to verify their authenticity”  -- Abraham Lincoln

I could talk for days about:

My English Bulldog.

Favorite place to grab lunch downtown?

It’s a toss-up between Olio and Chomp Chomp.