Tiffany Awischus

Territory Account Manager
Smalley & Company

B.S. Chemistry

Career Path: 

My name is Tiffany Awischus and I am a Territory Account Manager for Smalley & Company. Smalley & Company carries sealants, waterproofing, air & vapor barriers, EIFS & stucco, wall coatings, continuous insulation, fire protection and concrete restoration solutions.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from UCI in 2010; 3 of those years were spent being an undergrad researcher in Professor Eric Potma’s lab. Shortly after graduating, I started my career in the construction business with Custom working in their R&D lab formulating adhesives, benchmarking competition, and qualifying products through ISO, ANSI and ASTM test standards. I was then offered an opportunity with a competitor, Parex USA, as their R&D Manager. In this role, our team focused on launching new and innovative flooring solutions, investigating quality issues, attending trade shows, and providing updates to the executive management team. Parex USA promoted me internally to a marketing position as Product Manager. I managed multiple brands and launched various products in both the commercial and residential markets exceeding the company’s KPIs for the facade and flooring brands. From marketing, I then took an opportunity in sales with T&M Supply as an A&D Sales consultant promoting hard surface solutions (terrazzo flooring, epoxy resinous flooring, and quartz countertops. I drove sales through specifications and customer relationships. I have also worked for Armstrong Flooring as a Market Sales Manager. Currently, I work in sales for Smalley & Company.

Career Experience: 
R&D, Marketing and Sales in construction
American Chemical Society, American Institute of Architect, International Interior Design Association, Construction Specifications Institute,WiOps(Women in Operations)
Personal Interests: 
I love to read on my free time and listen to audio books when I am on the road(Midnight Library, The Alchemist, The Secret, The 48 Laws of Power, Principles, 12 Rules of Life, Walden).
I enjoy running, yoga, and hiking. I also love traveling to new places with my family and trying new coffee shops.
Type of Students: 
I would be beneficial to a student who wants to explore industry after college especially if they are interested in a sales or marketing role.
I can be helpful to a student who is looking for career paths outside of medical, pharmacy, veterinary school or grad school.
Number of Students I can Mentor: 
Joined Date: 
8 years 3 months ago
Ideal Mentoring Relationship: 
My ideal mentoring relationship would be meeting in person about once a month. I am available through phone, text, or email.
My ideal mentee would come to me with questions they have. I am a big advocate of "Be Comfortable with the Uncomfortable."