Meet Julie Trahan, Account Manager, Sim'Label

Name: Julie Trahan

Location: Montreal (Sim'Label - Cowansville), Quebec, Canada

Current Position: Account Manager

How long have you been with the company? A little over 2 months

What does your typical day involve? Because I am new with Constantia, the key words these days are listening and learning and simultaneously getting to know our active customers and looking for new ones!

What do you like best about your job? To see a P.O. from a new customer and to see the presses running.

How did you get started in this industry? As a summer student in the accounting department of a big web plant in Montreal. However, after meeting with me the sales manager at the time thought I had more of a sales person profile than an accounting one. He gired me for his team and I never looked back. Even though I tried to escape for a few years, printing has its way to keep ypu coming back....For me printing is a passion.

What are your favorite sports or pastimes? Is there enough paper in this magazine?

i. Jogging

ii. Downhill skiing

iii. Water skiing

iv. Kayaking

v. SUP Board

vi. MOST IMPRTANT OF ALL: the absolute best challenging sport I've ever dones and that I love over and above any other is (was) raising my children! :)

Do you have a favorite sports team that you root for? Hockey!

i. Les Cataractes de Shawinigan (QMJHL)*

ii. Les Canadiens de Montreal!!!!

What would people be surprised to know about you? That I'm very much involved and active in Canadian politics or that I am French Canadian? :)

What is your favorite band, movie, or book?

i. Depending on my mood my bands are: Queen, Genesis, U2

ii. Movie: Top Secret (old Val Kilmer movie)

iii. Book: "Life's little instruction book" (Everything you have to know about life and is not taught in school)

What was your favorite holiday/vacation? A ski trip with my father and sister in the French Alps accompanied by a mountain guide. We skied off track for an entire week! A body killer but how magical!

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received? OMG so much advice I received in my career. They were all so important but the one I always have in the back of my mind day after day since over 30 years is:

NEVER ASSUME