Congratulations to Carl Blank, Socket’s You-Make-The-Difference Award Winner for September!
Carl had spent over 45 years in the telecom industry before deciding to finally retire. However, after an entire summer at home, Carl got a little stir-crazy – so when Socket reached out, Carl jumped at the chance to get back into things. He now supervises our Field Services team, manages our vehicle fleet, and generally provides an incredible amount of experience to share.
“Carl’s a great resource for installations, technical issues, and a whole host of other things,” said a coworker who nominated him. “We’re really lucky to have him here at Socket!”
One of Carl’s favorite things to do is buy vehicles with Socket's money. When he’s not doing that, he also likes discussing racing (Nascar included), visiting swap meets, and generally traveling. In fact, he’s been to every single state in the nation – Hawaii and Alaska included! His family includes his wife, Charlene, his two daughters, and a very large cat named Shannon.
“I came back to see if I could make a difference,” said Carl. “Sounds like you all think I do!”