Employee Spotlight – Clinton Suttles
Clinton Suttles joined Nexus PMG as a project engineer with over 10 years of experience in the power generation, wood pellet production and pulp mill industries. Before joining the Nexus team, Clinton worked for a large EPC firm primarily designing the conversion of coal-fired power plants to natural gas operations. He is experienced with executing projects from early development through detailed design and construction assistance.
What sparked your interest in Nexus PMG?
From the time of creation, God gave man dominion over all the earth with instructions to subdue it, to dress it and to keep it. God did not intend for man to plunder and destroy his beautiful creation, but rather use the earth and its resources effectively while also taking care of the earth to prolong its life. This, in essence, is the definition of sustainability. I appreciated that Nexus PMG recognizes we do not need to eliminate the use of earth’s resources, but strive to use them in a better, more sustainable way.
What’s the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek advice from those with a great deal of experience. The knowledge they can and probably would like to share with you may very well prove invaluable to growing your own knowledge base.
What did you want to be growing up?
A professional baseball player (specifically a pitcher, short stop or third baseman) for the Atlanta Braves.
What is your favorite meal?
Nothing fancy but always a good time; I love a big cookout with family and friends serving up burgers and hotdogs.
What does leadership mean to you?
In Matthew 20:27, Jesus tells us that “whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” I believe a leader should have a sense of humility, not filled with self-importance or seeking self-glorification. I believe genuine leadership is a matter of service and self-sacrifice, putting the needs of those you are leading ahead of your own.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)
Do you have a favorite tradition? If so, what is it?
I absolutely love the fall season for a host of reasons; the cool crisp air, the colors of the leaves, picking pumpkins and sitting around the fire to name a few. But I especially like our family tradition of heading into the mountains to pick out our annual Christmas tree. There’s something special about scaling the mountainside while sipping on apple cider and watching my kids dart through the rows of trees in search of the perfect one to bring home for Christmas.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Hiking to waterfalls and smooth-water kayaking.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
In everything, do unto others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31, Matthew 7:12)
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