Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On the Beat with Tony Furjanic-Part 4

Previously, I have run parts 1-3 of my 4 part interview with Tony Furjanic.  Today, I am featuring the last part of my interview with my former Mt. Carmel school mate.
After the NFL, Tony joined Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies.  He was rookie of the year and had a lengthy and highly successful run with the company.  This didn't surprise me, because Tony was prepared and skilled.  He had sold cars during the off-season in the NFL and transferred those same sales skills into his new profession.  Tony has always been a hard-working, forward-looking person.
Tony recently joined Authorized Acquisitions, the largest national source for surgical equipment.  Authorized Acquisitions also handles asset management and recovery for financial institutions and product manufacturers, as well as medical equipment planning.
In the last 5 minutes of the interview, Tony discusses his transition into the business world. He mentions friends, colleagues and connections he made while at Notre Dame. He also gives us the latest update on his profession.
Seeing Tony again was a great experience.  I am happy to hear he is doing well.  Tony has always been a great guy.  Back at MC, there were many times he helped me during track practice.  Tony wasn't just the star of our school, he was the best football player in the state.  Still, he took time to help me, unquestionably the worst member of the track team.
As an example of just how genuinely nice Tony is, he emailed me after the interview and questioned whether he had mentioned and thanked his family.  Tony's family is very close and he wanted to be sure that he acknowledged all they did for him.  I am pretty sure they all know how much you love them and are grateful, but I will honor that request because it came from his heart.
I really want to thank Tony for his time and consideration.  To learn more about Tony's football career, check out his Football-Reference page.  Also, be sure to check out AuthorizedAcquisitions.com, to get all the info on the best source for surgical equipment.

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