Troy Industrial Solutions is happy to announce new Connecticut Territory Manager, Tyler Slomkowski. Tyler works closely with new and existing accounts to offer Troy’s full line of service, parts, training, fabrication and routine preventative services.

“A vibrant market like Connecticut needs vibrant leadership,” said Dave Barcomb, vice president at Troy Industrial Solutions. “We’re excited to have Tyler on board here at Troy Industrial. He thrives on figuring out solutions to our customers trickiest and most challenging needs. In the short time since he has joined us, he has won the trust and admiration of many new and existing customers all over Connecticut.”

Manufacturing is in Tyler’s blood. He comes from a long line of engineers, and as soon as he was able to get a part-time job he began working at Kamco Supply Corporation at their Wallingford and East Hartford locations. He worked there for seven years during high school and college in many supervisory and operational positions in the Millwork Division including warehouse shipping and receiving, boom/moffat/box truck delivery, fork lift operation, and customer service.

Tyler graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and an Individualized Major in Organizational Studies of Work in Commerce and Communication. But he wasn’t quite ready to sit down behind a desk. Tyler grew up on the water and began considering the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI or joining the military. He went with the latter and joined the United States Coast Guard.

After basic training, Tyler was stationed in Baltimore, MD and attended helicopter rescue swimmer school. He went through the very intense, physical training for 3 1/2 months and then had a major injury to his shoulder. After two surgeries, the Coast Guard felt his shoulder wasn’t strong enough to continue the grueling rescue training and assigned him to desk work. But as a guy who thrived in a dynamic workspace, he knew he needed to take on a different kind of challenge. He began working toward his MBA online and soon after decided to go to Coast Guard Mechanical Engineer training, where he graduated top of his class.

Tyler was stationed in Portland, ME in 2014 as a mechanical engineer on the USCGC Sledge, a 65’ inland ice breaking harbor tug. He served in many roles over the years including Damage Control Petty Officer, Underway Engineer of the Watch, Investigator, Boat Crewmember, Cutter Surface Swimmer, and Aids to Navigation Technician. In Portland, the boat went through an extensive dry-dock period where Tyler was project manager on several large initiatives including replacement of over 50% of the steel hull, lead & asbestos removal, pump overhaul and a ventilation rebuild. He was recognized as “Sailor of the Quarter” twice, selected as a Coast Guard Reserve Officer Candidate, received the Special Operations Service Ribbon, qualified as a pistol sharpshooter, and was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.

Tyler also played for the highly-competitive Coast Guard hockey team. Having played hockey through high school and college, he was a sharp, talented asset to the team and was asked to join a joint-military All Star hockey team. On that team, Tyler played in exhibitions against the Dallas Stars, tournaments in Las Vegas and all over the country. He was nominated for Coast Guard Enlisted Athlete of the Year for his service to the team.

Tyler completed his Coast Guard service in January 2017. During the next few months he moved back to his beloved home town of Hamden, CT, finished his MBA at Quinnipiac University, bought a house, started working with Troy Industrial, and was married. When his honeymoon was delayed by hurricane season, he eagerly jumped back in to work with clients until he can take that vacation. Tyler thrives on that level of activity. “I tell customers, ‘I know time management,’” he said.

Tyler is looking forward to supporting clients in an industry that is so much a part of him. His broad experience helps him understand the needs of clients in the robust and continually evolving manufacturing industry.

“I’m so happy with my decision to join Troy Industrial,” said Tyler. “Across the board there is a great support team here. We have open communication with our customers and are committed to supporting the critical work they do. It’s like a family, and that family mentality is very important to me.”

Contact Tyler by phone (203) 734-1695 or email tslomkowski@troyindustrial.com.

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