Meet the Microban Team: Emily Best

From woodworking in her spare time, to dreams of becoming a master piano player, meet Emily Best, North America Marketing Manager, Built-In at Microban International.

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How long have you worked at Microban?

I am almost half way through my fourth year with Microban. I joined the organization in January 2017.

What 3 traits define you?

  • Open
  • Process Oriented
  • Independent

What is one interesting fact about you that people would be surprised to learn?

I like to build things. I have enjoyed wood working every since I took a wood working class in my undergraduate studies. I am pretty handy with power tools, and I often create my own solutions for interior and exterior design around my home by simply following my vision working through my planning process. There's not much you can't do with some imagination, a ruler, and table saw!

Where is the best place you have traveled to and why?

I have been blessed to have visited Italy twice now. On my first trip there, we spent some time in Cinque Terre - a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline on the western side of the country. It was magical, beautiful, and mysterious. I had the pleasure of being able to hike in between the five villages and explore them with my husband, which made me happy because we love to hike together.

How do you define success?

Success to me is developing positive relationships with other people and accomplishing great things together. We can do many things independently, as most of us often do, but a great network can take you to your greatest heights and open up new possibilities.

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If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to become a master piano player. I took lessons for many years as a young child, and I have picked it back up here and there through my adult life. It would be so awesome to sit down at a piano and play any song I wanted. Who doesn't love a good sing along?

What three words would you use to describe Microban International?

Innovative. Driven. Strategic.

What is your favorite thing about working in the antimicrobial industry?

Working with our partners is what gives me the greatest joy. In this industry, we have the pleasure of working with a wide array of companies across a broad spectrum of industries, segments, and brands. I really enjoy the learning opportunities and the exposure to new areas. Each of our valued partnerships brings new relationships, education and experiences. This is my favorite part of my job with Microban.

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be?

I would have dinner with my father. I miss him very much since he passed away in my twenties.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chocolate ice cream. I LOVE IT.