Staff Spotlight: David Ashton
What is your role at CE?
Trade Counter Sales & (Jack’s Wingman).
What is the best thing about working at CE?
The team around me and you’re constantly learning every day.
What is your favourite product/range at CE and why?
It would have to be Drizoro Maxseal Flex. A two part waterproof coating against positive & negative pressure for concrete & masonry.
What three words would you use to describe CE?
Respected, Supportive, Professional.
What is the coolest thing you have been involved with in the last year?
Getting to use the new Noroo Cleanpoxy, two part water based epoxy coating system on our warehouse floor. Its great to experience using the products we talk to people about every day.
Your favourite line from your favourite movie?
“I Feel the Need, The Need for Speed” ( Tom Cruise aka “Maverick” from Top Gun).
If you could perfect one skill, what would it be?
I love my golf as most would know, but would love to be able to hit a straight drive every time I step onto the tee.
What advice would you give 13 year old you?
Firstly make sure you finish your schooling. If you have a dream always pursue it. No matter if its in your work life or sporting endeavours.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
When I first moved to Canberra in 1985 I did some part time modelling for a few years which was fun when you’re in your 20s. More recently, I represented our Mens ACT State Seniors Open Tenpin Bowling team from 2008 to 2016 travelling to different states each year for their National Challenge which was a great honour.
If you could buy/change one thing at CE without the bosses saying no, what would it be?
If you remember the add “Dad I think we need a bigger boat” – Well I think we need a “Bigger Yard”!
– DAVID ASHTON, Trade Counter Sales