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Employee Spotlight: Lance Woodring – Collision Center

This employee spotlight takes us to our Collision Center to chat with Lance Woodring. Lance has been with us for 3 years now and is one of our Body Shop Estimators. If you follow along
with our Halloween pictures Lance is also known as Mr. Mayhem. See the attached picture. Congrats on the 3 years here at VanDevere. We appreciate you.

VanDevere: Thank you for sitting down with us Lance. What is the best thing about your job?

Lance: I enjoy working with the hysterical Jim Holland.

VanDevere: it is a bonus to have great coworkers. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Lance: I would have to be the feel of family here.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Lance: I think it is supportive, caring, and giving.

VanDevere: Good words! Let’s get off the topic of work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Lance: I enjoy doing home renovations, gardening and motocross.

VanDevere: Awesome. What inspires you?

Lance: Chris Braurer.

VanDevere: You would tell us if he made you say that wouldn’t you? It is good to have a boss the
inspires. Fill in the blank: I once met _______________.

Lance: I once met Tom Cousineau.

VanDevere: We had to google that but that is pretty cool. (He was an NFL player.) If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Lance: I would want to be the Invisible Man.

VanDevere: Nice. What is your favorite travel spot?

Lance: I like to be at home with a campfire and a beer hanging out with my new wife.

VanDevere: Sounds nice, and congrats. What is your favorite local place to eat?

Lance: Akron Family Restaurant

VanDevere: Ok last one is and easy and fun one What is your dream car?

Lance: I want a 1967 Hurst Olds 442!

VanDevere: Great choice, that is a righteous car. Thank you again on you 3 years on the team and for letting us peek into your life.

Oil Changes For A Cause: Akron Canton Regional Food Bank

During the time of April 16th – 30th, The VanDevere Bunch donated $25 to the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank for every oil change performed at one of our 3 service locations.

We are proud to present this check for $18,025 to this great organization that continues to support the members of our community by providing meals to those who are in need.

Thank you to all our customers that helped us in supporting the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. In this difficult time, we are in this together.

Employee Spotlight: Mike Robinson – Kia Sales & Leasing Consultant

This month we sat down with Kia sales associate, Mike Robinson. Mike has been with us for 8 years! Thank you for your time here! We appreciate you!

VanDevere: Hi Mike, thanks for sitting down with us and thank you for 8 great years! What is the best think about your job?

Mike: The people that I get to meet and helping them find their new car.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Mike: The family and relationships I have made here.

VanDevere: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Mike: I love music. I listen and play music.

VanDevere: What are your favorite types of music?

Mike: Gospel and R&B

VanDevere: Awesome. What inspires you?

Mike: My family! My wife of 25 years and my 2 girls!

VanDevere: Wow, 25 years! Congrats! Fill in the blank: I once met…..

Mike: Thank you! I once met Fred Hammond, he is a fantastic gospel artist!

VanDevere: Very cool. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Mike: Mind reading

VanDevere: That’s a good one. What is your favorite travel spot?

Mike: We love going to the Bahamas!

VanDevere: Great choice. What is your favorite local place to eat?

Mike: El Jalapenos

VanDevere: Ok last one, what is your favorite car?

Mike: a Lambo!

VanDevere: Sweet! Thank you for taking the time to sit with us! Congrats on 8 years!