By Pat Hogan, Regional Sales Manager

As 2016 comes to a close and I reflect on the great things that transpired this year, I am left with one word that describes how I truly feel: THANKFUL.  I have been blessed to work with all the wonderful people associated with PRIER.  My company is not only successful, but also very supportive.  I work with the best in the industry!

 This new year brings many changes in my life.  The biggest may be saying goodbye to a 50-year career in sales.  As I reflect on all my years of work, I am totally thankful.  I am thankful for all the great people that have made me the man I am today.  I am thankful I got to end my career with a company that is more like a family to me than an employer.  I am thankful that I get to walk away with the notion that I will be missed by my colleagues and the wonderful people I have shared my time with over the years.

God has lead me down a winding path.  I am glad I trusted him to lead me where He did and where I was meant to be.  My career has had many ups and downs along the way but one constant has remained - I love what I do and the people I have worked with.

I want to end with a quote, one that sums up my philosophy and one I had the privilege to experience:"Choose a work that you love and you won't have to work another day."  - Confucius