Employee Spotlight

 Meet Ryan Bruce, Graphics Account Manager

Name: Ryan Bruce

Title: Graphics Account Manager

What do you do for Miller?: I manage accounts and special projects/events. I work closely with some of our large clients to ensure that they are happy and getting the best products Miller has to offer. 

Where are you from?:  I was born in California in 1986. When I was 9 we moved to Boise, ID where I grew up and spent most of my childhood. 

What is your favorite activity around Austin?: Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels is hands down my favorite way to spend some time outdoors. Other than that dinners and drinks is my ticket to a good evening.

What was the last TV show your binged?: Currently, it is Madame Secretary on Netflix. I enjoy all the action and drama in the show. 

Do you have any secret talents?: Being from the north, I am an avid snowboarder. Also I’d consider myself a fairly good handyman. 

What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: Watch the bats leave the Congress Bridge at sunset, from a canoe is pretty much amazing. I had one of the best nights here in Austin starting off with that. Also exploring the caverns in Round Rock was beautiful as well. I’d recommend doing both if you haven’t. 

 



If you haven’t already, meet Larry Williams, CIM Customer Service Representative, 7th Street 

Name:  Lauritz (Larry) A Williams

Title: Customer Service Representative at Miller IDS, 7th Street Location

What do you do for Miller?: Customer Service, Supplies Services and Consultation. (Who’s kidding whom? Larry is the harmonizer and vibe setter at Miller on 7th – having a bad day? Spend 5 minutes with Larry and it’s gonna be better! You just can’t help yourself- everyone loves the guy!)

Where are you from?: If from Austin area, name a K-12 school you attended that you’re proud of?: Austin! I went to McCallum High School in Central Austin. I also studied Graphic and Commercial Arts at Austin Community College and Texas State Technical College.

What is your favorite activity around Austin?:  I like fishing, hiking, and/or relaxing at a swimming hole, my favorite around here is Barton Springs.

What or who is your favorite Austin Original?: Antone’s Night Club. They provide the authentic Austin weekend. It’s a place where you get to recharge and get some good local vibes.

What was the last TV show your binged?: Marvel’s Daredevil. I like action and old school comics—Daredevil and Wolverine, those guys are tough and move fast. They never back down from any challenges. I like that.

Do you have any secret talent? I am pretty good at skateboarding. I skateboard to work sometimes. I like to surf too—if I lived near water, I’d surf more. I took to skateboarding/surfing when it became popular in the 80s and 90s. (The guy rides his skateboard to work, if weather is particularly good. We are talking a good half mile on a skateboard!)

 But you can’t mention Larry without mentioning his band, Afrofreque! We love Larry, and we love Afrofreque. Check out their Facebook page here.

What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: If you’re in Austin, you have to go to a great show at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre and then eat at a local Austin joint. I like Tamale House East and Styles Switch BBQ. Some places in Austin can be too much, but these places are just right.

 


Meet Dalia Gonzalez, CIM Production Supervisor, 7th Street 

What do you do at Miller IDS?
I process orders for customers, place supply orders and make sure drivers deliver orders to customers on time.

Where are you from? if from Austin area, name a K-12 school you attended that you’re proud of.
I am from Texas City, Texas, outside of Galveston.

What is your favorite activity around Austin? Hanging out at family members’ houses or meeting with friends and family for drinks and some good laughs and stories.

Who is your favorite Austin Original? Leslie Cochran, ’cause it’s Keep Austin Weird and you never knew what you’d see him dressed in!

What was the last TV show your binged?: ‘Ballers’ because I love NFL football! Go Dolphins!!!

Do you have any secret talent? Baking cake using Big Red soda as the secret ingredient.

What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: Go bar hopping during happy hour. There are so many unique bars around Austin—especially Tiny Bar at 5th and Bowie.’

 


Meet Vittoria Mottler,  Graphics Manager, Metric Location at Miller IDS

What do you do at Miller IDS?
I assist in running the graphics department for Miller at the Metric Location. I help lead a great team at Metric in achieving high-quality, large-format products.

Where are you from? 
I moved here from Maryland my senior year of high school. I went to Anderson High School.

What is your favorite activity around Austin? 
I love the hiking spots around town. I take my dog Kaizer out on the weekends to hike. Some of our favorite trails are Walnut Creek and Emma Long Park.

What or who is your favorite Austin Original?
Hut’s is one of my favorite Austin originals. I love their bacon cheese burger!

What was the last TV show your binged?:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Do you have any secret talents? 
I make great chocolate milk—the secret is Hershey’s Limited Ingredients Chocolate Sauce!

What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do in Austin?
Go watch the bats! That never gets old for me.


Meet Becca Tambunga CIM Production Technician & Archiving Specialist at Miller IDS

What do you do at Miller IDS?
Scanning and Digitalization of documents. Customer Service, Reprographic Technician, Planroom back-up.

Where are you from?
I’m from Opelousas, LA.
 
Who or what is your favorite Austin Original?
Stevie Ray Vaughn

What was the last TV show you binge-watched? The 100, Fear the Walking Dead

What is your favorite activity around Austin?I love the Rock Shop and I love antiquing…visiting museums, window shopping, looking around stores (I love little holes-in-the-wall). Amethyst is my favorite stone! I love me the Crystal Shop on Lamar.

Do you have any secret talents? I’m good at refinishing old things….I like to go around Austin’s old school shops and find odds and ends to collect. I love snow owls so I’m always on the lookout. I love the museum…. I love old things in general. (Funny, she chose archiving as a specialty, huh!)

What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do in Austin? Summer Theatre in the Park (at Zilker Hillside Theatre). 

 


Meet Webb Fox, Technology Account Manager at Miller IDS

What do you do at Miller IDS?
I sell technology products and services offered by Miller IDS.

Where are you from?
I was born in Houston but grew up about 30 minutes SW of Austin in the town of Wimberley.

What is your favorite activity around Austin?:
Anything outdoors – Hike the greenbelt, SUP, go to the lake, bounce around downtown.
 
What is your favorite Austin Original?
Matt’s El Rancho

What was the last TV show you binged? Ozark on Netflix

Do you have any secret talents?: I can throw a football over them mountains. If coach had put me in the fourth quarter, we’d have took State.

What is a favorite Austin “thing” you’d recommend to do?: SXSW

 


Meet Ian Johnson, Service Technician at Miller IDS

This Round Rock native spends most of his free time hanging out with his wife Megan, their dogs, and streaming video games online. 

What do you do at Miller IDS?
I fix things!

What do you like most about living here?
Good food and the arcade scene.
 
What haven’t you done in Austin that you’d like to do?
I’d like to attend Dream Hack, SXSW, and try a new restaurant with Megan each week.

What are your 3 favorite movies?
“Inception”, “Your Name” & “Shutter Island”

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to star in it?
I would’ve said Denzel Washington previously, but right now I’d have to go with Donald Glover.

Lastly, what’s your favorite thing about working at Miller IDS?
The people!

Ian (and his teammates) can be seen around Central Texas providing great customer service by maintaining and installing HP printers for our customers, as well as for our in-house fleet. We are thrilled that Ian calls Miller home!