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Greer Hunt

Greer Hunt

Business Development, Hunt’s Logistics

At just 22, Greer Hunt Jr works hard and plays hard. When he’s not travelling the continent to compete in ultimate frisbee tournaments or representing his country internationally, Greer is scouting the same regions for any type of supply chain avenues where he and the Hunt’s Logistics team can develop optimal turnkey solutions.

With entrepreneurship in his blood, and a recent commerce graduate from Memorial University, Greer optimizes his business initiative mindset into everyday opportunities and challenges. Greer believes every individual has a unique set of experiences to offer; he promotes constant learning and innovation as a model for success in business and life.

Known for his aura of positivity, Greer is actively involved in coaching, engaging, and developing youth and young professionals; he sits on two boards of directors and is proudly involved in the local business community.

We asked Greer:

The OGM: What does sustainability mean to you?

Greer: Sustainability is the responsibility to be accountable for your impact on society and the environment and how your actions will impact the future. Each individual is like an organism on their own and to live in our ecosystem we need to continuously adapt and modify ourselves to make the best of what is available and to better our situation for generations to come.

The OGM: Have you had a mentor?

Greer: I have been privileged to have many mentors throughout my life and career. Their knowledge and wisdom is beyond any one person’s capabilities, they have taught me the value in truly listening, the value in preparing for any circumstance, and the ability to find the opportunity to prosper in any situation.

The OGM: What does success mean to you?

Greer: Success is an ever changing goal that continues to change and develop every single day. What’s important is to determine success not by comparing to others, but by your own morals and values that define your individual persona. To me that is equivalent to having a strong work – life balance where I can be proud in the work that I do and cherish the people closest to me.

The OGM: If you were to describe your career in three words, what would they be?

Greer: Ambitious, Challenging, Rewarding

The OGM: What advice would you give to someone looking for a career in the Energy Industry?

Greer: Show your value. Do your research and make a list of how important your skills are and what you can bring to that role or company. Employers want to see the initiative being taken, to go outside your regular duties and provide real tangible value to the work you are doing. Most importantly, once you are in that role, don’t be satisfied with the status quo. Always look for new ways to compliment yourself, to learn, to find a better solution. Not only will your employer be impressed but you personally will feel the pure appreciation of success.

The OGM: Describe a milestone in your career?

Greer: It was a feeling that developed within me over many years, and continues to grow stronger the more I work and live. I realized that I love what I do, but I love what I do because I love working alongside my family. I guess you could say it was more of an evolving epiphany but it is so important to have strong relationships, particularly in the workplace. A team of individuals who connect with incredible chemistry can be much more impactful than a team of all-stars with no chemistry.

The OGM: Describe a challenge you faced in your career?

Greer: A family business is a challenging operation to excel and succeed within. It requires working outside the scope of your regular duties and going far beyond what is required. This environment has prepared me to be very dynamic and adaptable in the workplace.

The OGM: What impact does technology have on your career?

Greer: It is one of the most crucial aspects in my career. It allows me to stay connected with clients, discover new information, develop new strategies in supply chain solutions, all to fulfill the end goal to find economic solutions for our customers to create and maintain positive working relationships.

The OGM: What do the next five years look like in your career?

Greer: As I continue to develop and grow within the company, I will explore our business model and reach out into new markets. My role will change often as I plan on continuously learning and finding new ways to evolve our business relationships. Whether it’s in logistics, warehousing, commercial real estate, or even new business ventures, I look forward to finding new opportunities to work and succeed in synergy.

The OGM: Were you always interested in a career in Energy?

Greer: I am not sold to one sector. My career interests are diversified. The one thing I look for most in a career is to be challenged and wherever that ambition takes me is where I will go.

The OGM: What interests you to sustain a career in the Energy Industry?

Greer: The energy industry is incredibly crucial to our society and has seen rapid growth in the last several decades. If I can contribute to large scale projects that allow future generations to continue to learn and discover, and develop, as we can today, there is no industry that I would rather be a part of.

The OGM: Do you have a role model you look up to?

Greer: Yes I do. I am inspired every day by his thoughtfulness, tenacity, raw intelligence, and knowledge. I can say that I do not plan to fill his shoes because he has done more for me and everyone around him than I could ever dream to do. I only wish to follow his footsteps, to make him a proud Father, and be able to work and live alongside him as anyone would wish to do with their own mentor.

The OGM: What does Energy mean to you?

Greer: Energy is not just what powers our electronics and equipment, but it is the energy inside you that creates that drive to live and flourish. We have the choice each day to choose how we react and how we wish to seize that day for all its potential. Energy is my daily component and I hope that it can be shared and felt by those around me.

The OGM: What is your favorite APP on your phone?

Greer: Easily Shazam. I keep my music up to date and have playlists for every occasion or mood. Shazam keeps track of new music that I hear and is almost unbeatable at music trivia.

The OGM: What impact will the Millennial Generation have on the Energy industry?

Greer: I’m very enthusiastic about our generation. We are so self aware and a generation of “what if” or “why do we do it that way?” We ask the questions to find out why things are as they are and then work together to develop new ways to address the situation. We care about our environment and our peers, why stay with the status quo when we can make a better change happen. As the millennial generation becomes the most formally educated generation in history, there will be major changes in the energy industry and new ways to create and utilize sustainable energy.

The OGM: What’s your take on Social Media and our ever changing digital world?

Greer: SM is a voice in our world. It’s not biased or controlled, it’s a dynamic communication network where every individual can express their opinion. It’s the place where news will be shared, relationships will be constructed and two people from opposite sides of the globe, who would never before meet, can come together and unite their views and opinions. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.. just the beginning. There will be many more SM giants who will find their niche and find new ways to add value to the digital world.

The OGM: What Social Medium do you use on a daily basis?

Greer: Facebook and LinkedIn. It’s easy to stay in touch with contacts and friends and more importantly on Facebook it’s my quickest source of news. Subscribe to a few pages like CBC or CNN and have instant access to local and global news all through one platform.

The OGM: Do you use Social Media for work?

Greer: Yes absolutely. It’s a great resource and information tool. We use social media ads for recruitment and for marketing and brand recognition.

The OGM: What do you think of Social Recruiting?

Greer: It’s a great resource to target specific individuals or demographics. It also allows us to target geographically across the country for individuals who may be interested in a position in our Ontario branch, or others seeking to return home to NL.

The OGM: Why do you love what you do?

Greer: I love the everyday challenge and the constant changes in projects and the teamwork involved in determining the most effective and efficient way to get the job done. It feels like creating art to make sure that all components of the company are integrated and work effectively together as a larger entity. There is nothing like the passion of working in a family business and always looking for new innovations to get to the next level, engaging our team and succeeding. I’ve learned to always keep active in all roles of the company, and work with each team member. It’s intriguing to touch on each sector and it is more rewarding to see the total outcome when you know you have helped solidify each pillar along the way.

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