Meet the Ascedian: Nick Rudich

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What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Nick Rudich -- Production Manager

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

I only wish I had a typical work day. Every day brings new challenges and priorities to be determined. Basically, I split my time between acting as a project manager on ongoing projects, a maintenance coordinator trying to make sure tasks get scheduled, and a large amount of time trying to work through quote requests.

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

I have always enjoyed feeling like I am part of something larger. The production manager role gets to be involved with the team and helps promote the idea that everyone is working towards the same goal through our different disciplines.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

The people. Every day is a new adventure. Projects differ from client to client and it really helps keep work interesting.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Bulldog

FIRST JOB

Lifeguard

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

There are no great rewards without great risks. Be willing to trust in yourself and go out on a limb from time to time.

PERSONAL HERO

My father. I know every little kid says that… but I still feel that way.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

The Fermentorium (Okay… I know that isn’t technically in Milwaukee…but Cedarburg is only a short drive from Milwaukee and I encourage everyone to stop by and enjoy a nice, crisp, refreshing craft beer.)

LAST BOOK READ

I don’t know the title… but it was a book that I read to my son last night about bats. Did you know some bats can reach speeds of 60 mph?

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

Vince Lombardi

FAMILY

Wife (Alli), Son (Grayson - 7), Daugher (Kylie - 4), Dog (Stella - 2), Fish (only two if you ask my daughter… but have gone through at least six if you ask the pet store)

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Spending time with my family either hanging out in the pool or up at the lake.

SECRET TALENT

Meat connoisseur…I really enjoy smoking and grilling meat. Frank (our Director of Creative Services) and I will have a BBQ truck someday with a pig (designed by Frank) on the side of it.

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

My family. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not in awe of my children and the way they explore life.

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