It’s only fitting that we’re directing the Meet The Team spotlight on Carl Pitts this time around because this popular CV Products salesman was also just named October employee of the month. That makes it a two-fer for Carl, who joined us back in 2004 and is a salesman on the Mooresville, N.C. sales team.
While we’ll mostly be talking about Carl’s job here, you should know that this active family man has a lot of outside interests, including traveling, woodworking, motorcycling — plus keeping five grandchildren entertained.
So here’s what Carl has to say about his other family — CV Products:
CV Products: What did you do prior to coming to work for CV Products?
Carl Pitts: I worked in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for 26 years in Indiana and Kansas and ended my medical career working at a hospital in Kansas City in charge of medical equipment and supplies. I was the supervisor for the Central Service department.
CV Products: Where did you go to college?
Carl: I’m a 1977 graduate of Ivy Tech College in Indianapolis, Ind.
CV Products: What attracted you to come to work for CV Products?
Carl: I moved to Mooresville, N.C., to follow my passion — which is racing — and I wanted to be part of a company that I could grow with and have stability. I knew CV Products was the No. 1 supplier to the motorsports teams and wanted to be part of this company. I joined the company in 2004.
CV Products: How would you describe an average day for you here at CV Products?
Carl: I provide counter and phone sales to all venues of racing. My day starts at about 7:30 a.m. and I restock the showroom for the day, plumb oil lines, draw up valve prints as requested, and help both phone and walk in customers.
CV Products: What reality TV show should you be on and why would you win or lose?
Carl: It would be Survivor for sure and I would win! My parents taught me survival skills from a young age when we used to camp almost every weekend and most of the summer. My dad taught me about edible plants, how to trap, fish and to make it on your own in the wilderness. With this knowledge and my medical skills I could survive without a doubt.
CV Products: What’s your all-time favorite CV Products item and why?
Carl: The Xceldyne titanium valves. After touring Xceldyne, I was fascinated by the inertia welding process. The minute tolerances that they hold the specs to and the final inspection process are fascinating.
CV Products: What’s one thing not many people know about you?
Carl: That I went to grade school where the movie Hoosiers was filmed.