6 Questions with Clark Crandall of Moffitt West

A Quick Interview with the Moffitt West Plant Manager.

Clark is a newer addition to the Moffit family, but a veteran of industrial ventilation manufacturing. He has led the team in Denison, TX for several years now. At that factory they fabricate industrial ventilators like the RidgePac and smoke relief products like the Firex. We asked Clark of Moffitt West a few questions about himself and his team.

Moffitt West manufacturing1. Where are you from originally?

Raised in Topeka, KS and then Denver, CO

2. What do you find most challenging about your job?

Blending a high level of “On Time, Best Quality” expectations, while allowing creativity from staff and encouraging “there may be a better way” atmosphere.

3. What has been your favorite project to work on?

The advanced actuator modifications onto the Model 6045 Adj. Wall Louvers. Working with the team in Jacksonville Beach and the team here at Moffitt West to make the motors run smoothly and reliably.

4. What was your most interesting job before working at Moffitt West??

Innovating and developing a new manufacturing method for producing an Environmentally Safe alternative product into an existing market. From product innovation through successful UL Testing and certification.

5. What hobbies do you have outside of work?

Home building, construction, and woodworking. I have some goofy stories but still, have all ten fingers. I was helping a buddy frame his two-story house in Castle Rock, CO. My buddy Wild Bill and I were bracing and detailing the first floor walls. We were deep into the work when I noticed that the sunlight had all but disappeared, even though it was still some time until dusk. A typical late afternoon thunderhead had picked up out of nowhere.

The wind was picking up and puffing sawdust into our eyes. I raised up and looked at Bill. He looked like he had about a 20° list from right to left standing straight up. That’s when both of us realized that the walls were leaning from the wind load, and the whole house was about to fold up. The wind darn near blew the house down around us, but we managed to cable jack a framed structure back into the square and brace it. This is not a Safety Topic, but rather a great example of how fast well-motivated people can keep a house from blowing away around them.

6. Do you have any hidden talents?

Mom always said so but I’m still looking. But really, the best talent I have is to be associated with the finest & most dedicated people to learn from, work with, and celebrate alongside. This blessing continues and strengthens again with John Moffitt and his team.