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Employee Spotlight: Vong Sanouvong

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Vong Sanouvong, a reconditioning technician at our Chevrolet location. Vong has been with the company for 13 years now. We sat down and gave Vong our normal “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned!

VanDevere: Hi Vong, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Vong: I would say the comradery of the team. We always have each other’s backs.

VDV: That’s great! We do have such a great team of coworkers. Also, fun activities like holiday contests and dressing up for Halloween. What are 3 words you would use to describe VanDevere?

Vong: Family. Oriented. Company.

VDV: Love to see how much the company feels like home! We also help so many Akron non profit organizations which really makes it feel like home. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Vong: Spending time with my family is always a great way to spend my time. I also attend fishing tournaments!

VDV: There is nothing better than family! It is amazing that you do Fishing tournaments too. How did you get started with pro fishing tournaments? Do you usually travel for these events?

Vong: I got started in 2011 and loved everything about fishing so I decided to see if I could take it a step further and join tournaments. I get to travel instate and outside of

Ohio too. I am actually going to be participating in the Bass World Championship at Lake Murray South Carolina. I will be able to represent my home country of Laos.

VDV: This is amazing! Good luck in South Carolina’s tournament. We hope to be able to see you on TV! Who/What inspired you to do this?

Vong: A man named Jacob Wheeler! He is the number one fish angler in the world! He is definitely a world class fisherman.

VDV: It is great to have such an amazing role model. I once met ____________!

Vong: I was actually able to meet Jacob Wheeler!

VDV: That is Crazy! What a great experience to meet the person that got you into the sport. Speaking of superhuman fisherman players, if you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Vong: Mind Reading for sure.

VDV: Who would be the first person you would utilize your superpower on?

Vong: I would read my wife’s mind!

VDV: What a great answer. Would also love to be able to read people’s minds. Now, locally, do you have a favorite place to eat or visit in your city?

Vong: I love to go to Fisherman Central. I find a lot of bait and tackle items there

VDV: Great place to be for a fisherman! Last question, since we are in the car business, what is your dream car?

Vong: I would love a brand new 2023 Toyota Tundra TRD!

VDV: That is great for all your fisherman needs! Especially since it will be able to carry your boat with ease. A big thank you to you, Vong, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your 13 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch. We all wish you the best of luck in the tournament in South Carolina. Cheers to you!

Employee Spotlight: Ken Peach – Kia Service Advisor

Welcome back to our employee spotlights. We hope you are all safe during this crazy time. We recently sat down with Ken Peach Service Advisor at KIA. Ken has been with us for 4 years. Thank you for your years of service.

VanDevere: Hi Ken, Congrats on 4 years. Thank you for your service. Thank you for sitting down and
chatting with us today. What is the best thing about your job?

Ken: I enjoy taking care of our customers.

VanDevere: Awesome. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Ken: The family environment we have here.

VanDevere: It is a nice feeling. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Ken: I would say friendly, happy and welcoming.

VanDevere: That is a nice way to describe it. I am sure the customers appreciate that. Enough about
work. What do you like to do when not at work?

Ken: I really enjoy hanging with my wife and kid.

VanDevere: Same! We do, too. What inspires you?

Ken: Making the customers happy inspires me to do better!

VanDevere:  Fill in the blank: I once met ______________!

Ken: I once met the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

VanDevere: Wow that is pretty cool. If you could pick one superpower what would it be?

Ken: I would like to be able to read people’s minds.

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

Ken: My family and I love to visit Fort Meyers, Florida.

VanDevere: The beach is always a good choice. What is your favorite place to eat in Akron.

Ken: It would have to be Taqueria La Loma Mexican Restaurant.

VanDevere: Mmmmm we love Mexican food. Ok, last question, what is your dream car?

Ken: The Dodge HellCat. I love it!

VanDevere: Sweet!! Thank you for the glimpse into Ken and congrats on the 4 years here!