Name: Paul Kuruliak
Job Title: Production/Machine Operator
Where Do You Live: Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Family Details: “My lovely wife Tamara and I will celebrate 31 years of marriage this coming May. We have one daughter named Natasha (25 years old) who majored in math and graduated with a five-year University degree in Concurrent Education. Natasha is now pursuing a three-year degree in Accounting and plans to continue on to also get a Master’s as well.”
History with ARMOR: Paul joined the ARMOR Canada team in September of 2010. He currently runs all of the plant’s machinery along with its shipping and receiving and in his “spare time” helps with monthly inventory.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?: “I like the variety — on any given day I can go from machine-to-machine filling orders or making product. I also like the family atmosphere that the company brings.”
Experience before coming to ARMOR: Before joining ARMOR, Paul worked for 18 years as a lead hand in the brewing and blending department of Lakeport Brewery in Hamilton, Ontario. Among his list of duties, Paul was responsible for setting up the paperwork and communicating with the brewery’s production team as to what they were producing both for the day and for the week.
If you could trade places, who would you like to be for a day and why? “Because I enjoy sports so much, I would love to own a professional sports team!”
Hobbies: Paul loves all sports, whether he is playing them or just watching. “I used to jog three times a week until knee surgeries put that to an end to that so now, I walk daily and bike ride.” Paul also enjoys going to the cottage with family and friends and “having a few cold ones on the beach while swimming.”
Favorite Food: “My favorite foods would have to be pizza or a good burger.”
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy? “I would love to have someone build me a two-story log home by the water.”
What are you currently watching? Paul likes to watch reruns of sitcoms such as the “Big Bang Theory,” “Mom,” “The Office” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” as well as police and fire-fighting dramas.
What song is most likely to get you to dance? “Off the top of my head I would have to say ‘YMCA’ by the Village People!”
Favorite Quote: “If you are not part of the solution, you must be part of the problem.” — Eldridge Cleaver