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Bristol Connection: Paul Seymour

This installment of Bristol Connection visits with Paul Seymour from our Green Bay office. Paul is Bristol's Director of Business Process and Systems. He oversees Bristol new client implementations, business processes, and all I.T. projects for Bristol.

What do you like to do in your time away from Bristol? 

Normally, I would say something about going to a car show or working on cars, but recently, all my free time has been spent working on our new home in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  

What is the sound you love the most? 

The sound of rain in the morning. As a teenager, I worked summers for my father who was a logger.  The sound of rain in the morning meant that work was canceled that day, and I didn’t have to get up at 4am to go to work so there was no sweeter sound on earth than rain in the morning.

If you could have dinner with anyone from history who is no longer living, who would it be and why? 

Normally, I would say Abe Lincoln or some famous person, but now being back around my family in Green Bay, I wish I could have dinner with my grandmother who died when I was young.  I am finding out more and more just how important she was to our family and truly made us who we are today. I would love to have dinner with her again. 

What do you like best about working at Bristol? 

Our Empowerment!!!  At the end of the day, we are given the support to solve problems and truly do what’s best for Bristol and our clients.

Would you rather live for a week in the past or the future? What would you do when you’re there? 

I would live in the past.  I am not sure when though. I actually never thought about it. but, if I had to choose, I would go back to 1957 and live a week in my super small hometown and see what life was like back then for my Mom and Dad who graduated that year.

If you could have anyone play you in a movie about your life, who would you want to portray you? 

I guess Richard Dreyfuss since he is my doppelganger.

In one word, how would you describe Bristol’s culture? 

Connection!  It’s everything to us.  If you are connecting you are not connected, and I don’t mean that you have to conform and be a stepford wife.  We have the most awesome co-workers.  Take a moment to get to know one of them ;-)

Do you have pets?  If so, if you could ask your pet 3 questions and they could answer you, what would you ask them?

We just got a puppy to replace our old pups who passed away this past year at 16 years of age.  Gibbs is an Anatolian Shepard mix, 8 months of age, and the perfect little dog for my little boy, Christopher.  And, if I could ask him any questions, I think it would be, “why did you poop in the house again?”.  Puppy training is tough.

How do you feel you “connect versus control” with others? 

I think through my storytelling.  I always have some story to tell about something and this I feel, is the way I “connect versus control” with others.

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete? 

I would compete in the decathlon.  If anyone knows me, I have many candles burning at any moment here at Bristol, and I think the decathlon would present a similar challenge to what I see if my everyday job. 

Trekkie or Star Wars forever? 

Definitely Star Wars forever!!!

If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what name would you pick?  

I always thought my pen name should be Marcel Simard.  This is actually my dad real name, but he always went by Red Seymour. My dad grew up hating his given name, Marcel and our last name was changed when my grandfather emigrated to the US from Quebec Canada from Simard to Seymour so if I could pick a new name, I would choose Marcel Simard.

Who is someone you admire and why? 

Tim Seelig, he was our music conductor for an all-male chorus I sang with for 5 years back in 1998-2003.  He has always been an inspiration for me about the person I want to be.  He always able to bring out the best in everyone he ever met, and he simply made you want to be a better person.

What is the best thing about of being a part of your family? 

We are fun!!  There is never a dull day around our house.  The best thing about being a part of my family is that Christopher is becoming such a fun person to be around. 


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