Phil Smith, Mahaska Operations Manager, started his career as an aircraft mechanic and is now a loyal Mahaska employee. He has dedicated 27 years of his life working for Mahaska and is a contributor to the success of the company. Phil was born and raised in Kansas and continues to work in Mahaska’s Kansas office. Read below to learn more about Phil!
What is a typical day at Mahaska look like for you?
Organized chaos (a three-ring circus with all venues running at the same time).
Favorite beverage that Mahaska distributes?
Mountain Dew Live Wire.
Favorite snack that Mahaska distributes?
What do you do outside of Mahaska for fun?
Wood-working and taking trips with the family.
What’s something no one would guess about you?
Started my career as an aircraft mechanic.
How would you think your friends describe you in one sentence?
A pleasant person to be around.
What are you most passionate about?
My family and my country.
Are you involved in the local community? If so, how?
Yes, I donate my time and skills to a local charity.
What have you seen Mahaska do that benefits the local community?
Mahaska is an avid supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, the Dew It For Your School program has been very successful.
How would you describe “Midwest Values?”
Independent, self-reliance, dedication and strong moral convictions.