Robert Svidron

AGE: 26



How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?

RS: I have been in the industry for almost three years.

What drew you into the industry?

RS: I have a passion for working on solutions to challenging problems. This is what initially drove me to obtain a mechanical engineering degree and is what ultimately drew me to Intellihot. They were shaking up the industry in ways that other manufacturers were not, which gave me the opportunity to work in a space where I am actively encouraged to think outside of the box.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?

RS: The plumbing industry is critical to the success of society. Without clean and safe water, people’s daily lives would be completely upended. This provides me with a considerable sense of meaning in my day-to-day work.

What motivates you every day?

RS: To stay motivated, I like to remind myself that every day is a fresh opportunity to make an impact. We are not on this planet for very long, and what we do on a day-to-day matters more than we give ourselves credit for.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?

RS: When you open your shower in the morning, you expect hot water. In order to deliver that hot water, countless people worked together to design, manufacture and install a series of interconnected components that work together seamlessly. When you turn that handle in the morning, you are greeted with water at the perfect temperature, thanks to an entire industry of professionals. It’s easy to take that for granted.

What has been your proudest moment in your career so far?

RS: I am particularly proud of a project I worked on in 2022 where we commissioned 98 wall-hung heaters in a high-end condo complex in Arizona. Due to the uncommon nature of this job, it took five weeks and required a lot of coordination and effort to finish on time.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

RS: I have a passion for weather. Any time there is a thunderstorm rolling through, you can find my face pressed up against the window watching it.