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Get to Know Billy Burns

  • BBurnssIf you could go back in time, what time period would you travel to? 
    Around 80 million years ago so I could see living, breathing dinosaurs and other prehistoric flora and fauna!
  • How do you recharge / what is your favorite hobby?
    I love playing video games, building computers, racing go-karts and doing autocross!
  • When are you the happiest?
    When I’m with my family!
  • Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know__________.
    I’m a well of random and useless knowledge! Also I love space and the curiosities of the universe! 
  • What would you most regret NOT having done at the end of your life?
    Never traveling and experiencing the world!
  • What characteristic do you most admire in others?
    Positivity and optimism! It’s kinda my jam!
  • Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
    Windows of course! it supports WAY better hardware and that means better gaming experiences and better content creation!
  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Breakfast food! Eggs, cheese, biscuits, sausage gravy, and bacon…. Ohhhh yeah. Bacon.
  • What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
    Compete in Gumball 3000 cross country supercar rally!
  • What was your first car?
    1988 Yugo GV. Go ahead. Google that bad boy.
  • Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them!
    I don’t!
  • Star-Trek or Star Wars? Why?
    Star Wars! Enterprise < Millenium Falcon
  • Are you married? Kids? Tell us about them!

    Married to my beautiful wife Katelyn who is a stay-at-home mom to our two handsome boys Alistair Wayne and Lincoln Thomas!

  • Where did you grow up?
    In West-Philadelphia born and raised… Wait, that’s not right… Here in Blairsville, Georgia for the most part!
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?
    Ohhhh snap! Christmas of 1996. Opening my brand new Nintendo 64 console. The good ol’ days.

Work-related questions:

  • What motivates you to work hard?
    I’m driven to advance and succeed by my always supportive friends and family!
  • What departments have you worked in at PBI?
    I started in receiving (Miss you guys!) but I’m now in Engineering working in the ICE program creating 3D renderings of the buildings and mezzanines we sell our customers!
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?
    Turning wrenches for a Spec Miata racing team called OPM in Cumming, GA!
  • What is your biggest pet peeve at work?
    Needs more cowbell!
  • How long have you been at PBI?
    Let’s see…. Almost a year and a half!
  • What is your favorite PBI memory?
    I have a lot of great ones already, but definitely 2018 bowling party!
  • What is the best part of working at PBI?
    I like what I do, who I work with, and it allowed me to move back here to live in the mountains!
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