The Column - Meet the Menerds
Highly Skilled and Hugely Smart

Information Systems Engineer

Robert Abramson

What would your un-official title be?

That GPS Guy

What was your first job?

An electric bike salesman

What was your first project with Menard Group USA?

Prologis Triport in Jersey City, New Jersey

What project are you most proud of and why?

256 Vanderpool, and the reason is a secret!

What is the most obscure fact you know?

The urban planning term for a neighborhood where some lots are vacant for a long period of time is "gap-toothed."

Where else can we find you?

On my bike!

What is your favorite kind of soil?

I'm no geotechnical engineer, but on a site visit near Lille, France, we drilled into this fascinating clay. The auger would come out of the ground coated in it, and it was plastic under pressure, so it would form a perfect impression of the surface of the tool that was visible when you peeled it off. But wherever you broke it, it would flake in layers like uncooked puff pastry. I brought some back in my carry-on, wrapped in bubble wrap...when I get the chance, I want to fire it in a kiln.

What led you to Menard Group USA?

Sales Engineer Kyle Shatzer & I were co-captains of the Carnegie Mellon University Cycling Team!

Do you have any unusual food habits?

I recently began eating 1/4lb of kale for breakfast every morning- I feel amazing!