In this edition of Sanofi Stories, Brian Wielgosz, Manager, Fleet & Travel Operations at Sanofi US did a drive-by to fill us in about his current role. His job is to develop programs and provide services that “make my colleagues safe and productive whether they are traveling on business or utilizing their mobile office (their company vehicle).” Buckle up and see below for more about Brian!
BW: During my senior year of college I decided to pursue an internship to help prepare myself for the “real world”. At the time there was an opportunity at our Sanofi Pasteur site in Swiftwater, PA that really aligned with my career aspirations and I immediately jumped on it. I started learning more about the company, its products, and met some of great people. I knew Sanofi was something I wanted to be a part of. That was 15 years ago…
SoS: What’s different about working in this industry as compared to others?
BW: It’s very fulfilling to see the impact we have on the lives of others. This is evident not only through our great products, but also through our Company’s commitment to volunteerism. The team that I’m fortunate to be part of incorporates a volunteer activity during our quarterly meetings. It’s a great way to roll up your sleeves and give back. We had an opportunity to help an equine therapy facility last year and saw first –hand the positive effect it has on others. It was a very rewarding experience.
SoS: What inspires you about your work?
BW: I really enjoy helping others be more safe, productive, and happy so they can focus on serving our patients. Finding ways to give colleagues time back in their day is very motivating and rewarding. Currently, we are working on new ways to provide our customers with tools to help increase efficiency.
BW: Outside of work, I spend the majority of my time with my family and friends. I have two wonderful boys who are very active and keep my wife and me busy. Otherwise, I may be catching a Redskins or Mets game.
FUN FACT: Brian went to High School, College, and Graduate School in the same city (his hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA). And no, it wasn’t the same school…
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” ~ Babe Ruth