Dwayne Paro welcomes Troy McCann to today’s podcast. Troy McCann attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in May of 1990 with a degree in Computer Science. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Army as an Armor (Tanks and Cavalry) officer. McCann was stationed in Germany, assigned to the 8th Infantry Division, took part in Desert Storm, and was later assigned to the Division Cavalry for the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. He attended a number of schools at Fort Knox, KY, including: Armor Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, and the Cavalry Leaders Course, as well as Airborne School in Fort Benning, GA, and the Combine Arms Firepower Course in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
In June, 1997, McCann resigned his commission at the rank of Captain to go to work for IBM. After 11 years in the information technology field, he went to work for the family business in the fire-safety industry. Since overseeing the purchase of Bare Metal Standard in 2014, fire prevention and kitchen exhaust cleaning have become McCann’s passions. Servicing restaurants such as, but not limited to, Chick-Fil-A, Hardee’s, Splash Seafood Bar & Grill, and Jethro’s BBQ, Bare Metal Standard of Des Moines has completed over 200 jobs in 2017 alone.