Tom Laglay is QC Software’s National Sales Coordinator. Tom works with Systems Integrators to help apply QC’s WCS/WES software to their customers’ material handling systems and concepts. Let’s get to know him a little better. Here are 5 questions for Tom Laglay.
- Hi Tom. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Originally from Cincinnati, my wife and I currently reside near Charlotte, North Carolina. I attended Elder High School where participated in football, basketball and track. I have a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing Management. We have six children and 22 grandkids that take most of our spare time.
- What is your experience in the industry?
I worked for Kroger early in my career where I was assigned to a project team designing and installing automated systems in their Distribution Centers. I went on to work for a bar code scanning company; and later for a venture capitalists’ funded systems integrator where we designed and applied both WMS and WCS software to material handling projects for fortune 100 companies. Eventually I started my own company and have worked on a variety of technology-centric projects in many different capacities. I am now in my fifth year with QC Software which has been an enjoyable and intellectually rewarding experience. The guys at QC have an attitude that they won’t, “quit until it is right”, which is vital to a successful software company.
- What do you enjoy most about working in this industry?
Since I was young I’ve always had a strong interest and passion for anything that is automated. I’ve been in the industry most of my career and still find it a fascinating business to be a part of.
- What would you say are the biggest challenges in your job?
The biggest challenges are getting people to be comfortable in applying the right software functionality and trusting in the results of the operations analysis modeling. Trusting the model is the key to designing the optimum system for any application.
- Have you had any noteworthy experiences personally or professionally?
I had the great fortune to have personally installed the very first bar code label reader in a warehouse in the US. It was in Nashville for the Kroger Company in 1969.