Get To Know John Rateliff

  • JohnRIf you could go back in time, what time period would you travel to?
    Going back isn’t really necessary for me, I’m happy with the present
  • How do you recharge / what is your favorite hobby?
    I love to keep myself busy whether it’s my personal marketing portfolio, business scrapbooks, or reading. I like to cook, clean and write in my personal and work journal. I also like to meditate and reflect on the day and make sure I try to perform better in the next.
  • When are you the happiest?
    When my family, and coworkers at Panel Built Inc are satisfied with my duties and activities.
  • Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know__________.
    I am one with nature!
  • What would you most regret NOT having done at the end of your life?
    Going to Japan and learning the culture and languages there.
  • What characteristics do you most admire in others?
    Organizational skills
  • Do you prefer Windows or Mac? Why?
    Mac, Born and raised off of them. No problem working with windows though!
  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Caesar Salad!!
  • What would you sing at Karaoke night?
    It’s My Life by Talk Talk
  • If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
    What I do now, Marketing!!! I love it.
  • What was your first car?
    1996 Honda Civic, bought it for $500 and didn’t even give me any problems until I totaled it.
  • Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them!
    A beagle named Addie.
  • Star-Trek or Star Wars? Why?
    Neither. Not a big fan of those movies. Sorry!
  • Are you married? Kids? Tell us about them!
    No. Not any that I know of yet.
  • Where did you grow up?
    Downtown Atlanta.
  • What is your favorite childhood memory? 
    Learning how to play basketball from my father.


Work-related questions:

  • What motivates you to work hard?
    Beth, and other interested management are satisfied. I am very inspired by their acceptance and the results to take action!
  • What departments have you worked in at PBI?
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?
    Marketing for online companies and non-profit groups
  • What is your biggest pet peeve at work?
    Sugarcoating. Tell me I did something wrong straight up so I know what I need to fix and apply it better next time!
  • How long have you been at PBI?
    Almost 2 months.
  • What is your favorite PBI memory?
    Every day is a favorite experience in its own way for me. I’m very grateful to have a wonderful team and involvement here.
  • What is the best part of working at PBI?
    The people, their management structure and interactive efforts. It’s pretty awesome. 
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