By Nabeel Jaitapker, M.A.
To his friends and family, Taj Wilson is the one person who always finds a silver lining in things.
“I tell myself that I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination,” he said. “The key is to remain calm and positive when everyone around you thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to lose focus or control.”
This attitude has translated well into Wilson’s professional life at Bell and Howell, where he has been working as a traffic analyst since 2014.
“If I can help you, I will,” he said. “If I can’t, I’ll go out of my way to find someone who will.”
Wilson’s job requires focus and a sense of calm. That’s because his responsibilities include working within Bell and Howell’s entire supply chain, which includes international logistics, procurement and project management.
“It’s pretty cool to see how a manufacturing industry works from start to finish,” he said. “I have learned so much here in the past three years.”
But working at Bell and Howell is not the only thing that drives Wilson, who got married in 2014 and had a daughter the following year. Wilson, who continues looking for the insight and knowledge needed to be successful in life, is in his first semester of graduate school at NC State University.
“The MBA program is a challenging one,” he said. “But it allows me the flexibility to study, work and have a personal life all at the same time.”
Taj Wilson, pictured left, is currently working on his MBA at NC State University. He has been a Traffic Analyst at Bell and Howell since 2014.
Wilson incorporates his love for sports in his personal life, too. He is a huge fan of the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the Duke University Blue Devils. He said that sports are one of the few things in life that unify people with different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds.
“It has taught me the value of teamwork, while giving me the opportunity to find common ground with people,” he said. “And to be successful at your job, you must be able to rely on your team and vice versa.”