Tag: Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Rob Kaplansky – Buick Kia Sales Team

Our latest Employee Spotlight features Buick/Kia Salesperson, Rob Kaplansky.  Rob has been with the VanDevere bunch for about 3 years.  We sat down with Rob to learn more about him and thank him for 3 years!

VanDevere: Hi Rob, thanks for taking the time with us today.  Congrats on 3 years!

Rob:  Thank you and it’s been a good adventure.

VanDevere: What is the best thing about your job?

Rob: Being able to help people and get them into better situations.

VanDevere:  That does sound rewarding.   What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Rob: It is truly a family atmosphere. We help each other out.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot from employees.   What are 3 words to describe VanDevere?

Rob: Family, exciting and inspiring.

VanDevere:  Good combo, what do you like to do when not at work?

Rob: I like spending time with my baby girl.

VanDevere:  I bet you both have a lot of fun adventures.   What inspires you?

Rob:  My daughter and making sure she has a better life than I did.

VanDevere: Awesome Now on to some fun questions.  If you could pick any superpower, what would it be.

Rob: Hmmm Teleportation.  Oh, the places I could go.

VanDevere:  That would help with my next question, what is your favorite travel spot?

Rob: No favorite but I want to go to visit Disney!

VanDevere: I bet you and your daughter would have a blast. What is your favorite place to visit eat?

Rob: Easy, Fat Heads Brewery in Canton

VanDevere: Good choice.   OK last one.  What is your dream car?

Rob: Either a C8 Vette or a Cadillac ATS V Series

VanDevere:  Very nice choices!  Thank you for your time and congrats on 3 years.

Employee Spotlight: Rocky Dorsey

Our latest Employee Spotlight features Buick New Car Manager, Rocky Dorsey.  Rocky has been with the VanDevere bunch for about 15 years.  We sat down with Rocky to learn more about him and thank him for 15 great years!

VanDevere: Hi Rocky, thanks for taking the time with us today.  Congrats on 15 years.

Rocky:  Thank you and glad to do it!

VanDevere: What is the best thing about your job?

Rocky: The ability to help people and help the sales team grow and achieve their goals!

VanDevere: That does sound rewarding.   What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Rocky: The family atmosphere! They are a big company that truly cares about employees and treats then like family.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot from employees.   What are 3 words to describe VanDevere?

Rocky: Family, fun and fantastic!!

VanDevere: That was a little freaky!  What do you like to do when not at work?

Rocky: I love spending time with my family, my wife Heather, and our kids, Keyshawn 20 and Skylar 7.  I also enjoy photography and watching “MY” Massillon Tigers play football.

VanDevere: We heard a that you may like the Massillon Tigers.  What inspires you?

Rocky:  Easy, my family.

VanDevere: Very good. Now on to some fun questions.  Fill in the blank: I once met______!

Rocky:   My wife, Heather, 10th grade science class.

VanDevere: Awwwww how sweet!  That is a great person to meet.   If you could pick any superpower, what would it be.

Rocky:  That is a tough one, I guess I’ll go with the ability to fly!

VanDevere: That could definitely come in useful with my next question, what is your favorite travel spot?

Rocky:  LAS VEGAS!!!!!

VanDevere: Yes, that is a fun place.   Since you are in Massillon, what is your favorite place to visit there?

Rocky:  Easy Paul Brown Tigers Stadium!

VanDevere: We should have known.   OK last one.  What is your dream car?

Rocky:  A new Chevy Corvette Z06, white with red interior.

VanDevere: Good choice, we won’t tell the Kia/Buick gang. Thank you for the time. Congrats again!

Employee Spotlight: Justin Griffith

This month we sat down with Sales Manager at our Kia and Buick, Justin Griffith. Justin has been with us for 2 years now. In honor of his anniversary, we sat down with Justin and our questions.

VanDevere: Hi Justin, thank you for taking the time to chat with us. Congrats on 2 years here. We will
start easy. What is the best thing about your job?

Justin: I get to do what I love to do. I have a passion for this business and every day is a new
challenge.

VanDevere: That is great. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Justin: There are many great things about this company but I feel our core values are what makes this company so special.

VanDevere: They are a great list of values. What 3 words describe VanDevere?

Justin: Family, Fun, Integrity

VanDevere: Speaking of the core values…. Ok enough about work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Justin: When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and four daughters.

VanDevere: I bet they keep you busy. What inspires you?

Justin: Oh, they do. Every day is a new day. I truly feel there is a new opportunity and a new challenge every single day and that inspires me to always strive to better myself or the people around me.

VanDevere: Well said. Fill in the blank: I once met ________.

Justin: I once met JR Smith, Former SG of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sold him a Shelby F-150 and the opportunity to deliver it to his house.

VanDevere: That is awesome. If you could pick one super power, what would it be.

Justin: I guess super human strength

VanDevere: Good one. What is your favorite travel spot?

Justin: Dominican Republic

VanDevere: Favorite place to eat in Akron

Justin: That is a tough one… there’s a lot of good spots in Akron. If I had to choose one I would say Ken Stewart’s.

VanDevere: We have heard good things about Ken’s Ok last question. What is your dream car?

Justin: Bugatti Veyron, go big or go home!

VanDevere: Nice! Thank you again for spending some time with us. Cheers to many more years here for you.