Tag: Employee Spotlight

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.

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.