Jack Hineman, Vice President of Business Intelligence, Gaylor Electric, and Chair of ABC Construction Technology and Innovation Committee
I started at Gaylor Electric in the information services department as the network administrator.
My responsibility at that time was to optimize network connectivity between our users, offices and
infrastructure. One fateful morning in the fall of 2016, my supervisor went to breakfast with the
rest of Gaylor’s executive team. During that breakfast, our president and CEO, Chuck Goodrich,
asked the team if Gaylor had the capacity to build a production bell curve. Seeing an opportunity
to impress Chuck, my supervisor mentioned that I had the capability to deliver what our president was looking for.
Immediately following breakfast, my supervisor came to my office to break the news. With a smile on his face, he said,
“Well, I just told Chuck you could build a bell curve—so you better figure it out!”
Take a look at the ABC 2022 Tech Report for a glimpse into some of the insights that we have been able to uncover.
The committee has received great feedback on the report, and I personally have received some excellent feedback
on my contribution with regard to Gaylor’s use of data. One question that I have received frequently is, “How do I get
started?” The ABC 2023 Tech Report will provide valuable insights on the first steps.