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Meet The Team:  Sabrina Amendola, Executive Assistant, HR Manager

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Sabrina Amendola is the Executive Assistant and HR Manager 31b5fc6.jpgat Sprayer Depot. She's responsible for a wide variety of information management and administrative support for the company. This includes working with accounting, the Leadership Team and other departments.  In addition, Sabrina oversees all HR tasks including benefits management and onboarding new employees. 

In her free time, Sabrina plays on an adult kickball league (her team even won the Social Award!), and enjoys traveling and spending time with her dogs. 

 Let's get to know Sabrina:

Q:  Where are you from?

A:  Mesa, Arizona

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A:  The Little Mermaid 

Q:  Do you have an inspirational quote that motivates you?

A:  "Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus" - Susan Longacre

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry?

A: Call the Sprayer Depot Customer Service Technicians - those guys know everything!

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?  

A: The best part of Sprayer Depot is that everyone really does live our core value of being Fun & Easy to do Business With! Everyone is so welcoming and friendly that it makes work enjoyable.

 

Topics: Spray Equipment Maintenance, customer service, Meet the Team

Meet the Team:  Michael Manning, Warehouse Expeditor

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, May 09, 2017

Operations is a busy department in most equipment companies. And Sprayer Depot is no exception. It takes a lot of organizational skills and IMG_20170508_140234518.jpgattention to detail to make the day-to-day tasks run smoothly, especially in the warehouse. On top of that, Sprayer Depot's Same Day Shipping Policy makes efficiency essential in this department. 

So, who's at the forefront of all keeping all this together? Meet Michael Manning. As Warehouse Expeditor Michael handles a variety of tasks and is a key member of the Operations Team. Working in a fast-paced environment, Michael has to prioritize on a daily basis and is often under strict deadlines. He makes it all look easy, and manages to do it all with a smile on his face . Around Sprayer Depot, Michael's known for his keen wit and sharp sense of humor. 

In Michael's free time, one of his favorite things to do is to sharpen colored pencils. Not making this up. This is seriously how he answered the question. Funny guy.

Let's get to know Michael a little better:

Name: Michael Manning

Department: Operations

Q: Where are you from?
A:  Boston, MA 
 
Q: What is the last book you read?
A:  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins.
 
Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that motivates you? 
A: "A good plan today is better than a better plan tomorrow"--Unknown Author
 
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: Burlington, VT because it's situated between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield.
 
Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?
A: No.
 
Q: What's your best tip for someone in the spray industry?
A: Shop at sprayerdepot.com!
 
Q: What's the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?
A: The birthday presents.
 
Got a question for Michael? Leave it in the comment box below.
 
 
 

Topics: same day shipping, Meet the Team, Same-Day Shipping Guarantee

Meet the Team: Yvonne Rodriguez, Accounting

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

At Sprayer Depot, we take pride in hiring knowledgeable, dependable employees who work hard and represent our core values. "Strives for perfection", and "takes initiative" are just a couple of the qualities that we look to exemplify in each employee.  

We all know that accountants work with numbers. But more than just math, Yvonne.jpgan accounting job involves problem solving and strategic thinking. Plus, the ability to collaborate across all departments within the organization. Meet Yvonne Rodriguez from the Accounting Department at Sprayer Depot. Yvonne has achieved a high level of success in all aspects of her job and has earned the camaraderie and respect of her colleagues.

When she's not at Sprayer Depot, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her family, and especially likes trips to the beach with her daughters (and a good book). 

Let's get better acquainted with Yvonne:

Name: Yvonne Rodriguez

Department: Accounting

Q: Where are you from?

A: While I'm originally from Newark, NJ, I have lived in Orlando FL for the last 17 years.

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that motivates you?

A: "What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." --Oscar Wilde

Q: Tell us something most people don't know about you?

A: Most people don’t know that my first choice when I left high school was not be an accountant, it     vvwas to be a nurse. I took odd jobs in offices while in college and I ended up enjoying accounting   vvmore than I thought I would.

Q: What is the last book you read?

A: Whispers by Dean Koonz

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?

A: To me, the best part is gaining more family. I enjoy working with our team. We are one big   vvvfamily here. 

If you have a question for Yvonne, please leave it in the comment box below.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Topics: employee spotlight, Meet the Team

Meet the Team: Cristan Oates, Administrative Assistant/HR Manager

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Administrative Assistants play an integral role in many businesses. Tasked with providing effective organizational services to the company, they are often the go-to person for Cristan .jpgmany issues, personal as well as professional.

Most office atmospheres can get hectic. It takes an organized person to keep things on an even keel, and maintain an efficient office environment:  meet Cristan Oates, Sprayer Depot's Administrative Assistant/HR Manager. Cristan oversees the general administrative tasks for the leadership team, such as project management and reporting, just to name a few. In addition, Cristan  is in charge of Human Resources, including recruiting and onboarding new employees, internal communication, and maintaining and updating the employee handbook. 

In her free time, Cristan enjoys playing video games and spending time with her husband and family. Let's get to know Cristan:

Name: Cristan Oates

Title: Administrative Assistant/HR Manager

Originally from: Alaska

Q: Where are you from?

A: Everywhere, due to the military! I was born in Alaska, but I’ve lived the longest in Central               Florida.

Q: What is the last book you read?

A: Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama (Manga)

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that motivates you?

A: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Suess

Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?

A: I absolutely LOVE Latino music, especially “reggaeton”, and have loved it since I was 14 years old.

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry? 

A: Buy from Sprayer Depot!

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team? 

A: The people, hands down! I’ve met so many amazing people in the time that I’ve been                     here, all of whom love their jobs and do their best every day for our customers.

 

Got a question for Cristan? Leave it in the comment box below. 

 

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Meet the Team

Meet the Team: Evan Hengge, Director of Operations

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Sprayer Depot Employee Spotlight.jpgEver wonder what happens after you order your new sprayer? Who manages sprayer production, scheduling, supply chain, and quality control?  Meet Evan Hengge, Director of Operations for Sprayer Depot, who is tasked with these responsibilities among others.

As Director of Operations, Evan oversees the Production and Warehouse teams, including Shipping & Receiving. With a primary goal to ensure a lean manufacturing process, Evan maintains a key focus on the Kings Sprayers® product line.

In addition, he is responsible for ensuring acuurate inventory levels of sprayer parts, accessories and components. With more than 10,000 items in stock, Evan makes sure everything our customers need is accounted for in our warehouse. 

In his free time, Evan follows Gators sports and enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, moutain biking and hiking. Let's get to know him better:

Name: Evan Hengge

Title: Director of Operations

Originally from: North Fort Myers, Florida

Q: What is the last book you read? 

A: I mostly read work related books so… Learning to See: Value Stream Mapping to Add Value and      Eliminate Muda by Mike Rother and John Shook

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that motivates you?

A: "The expert in anything was once a beginner." - Helen Hayes

Q: Share something most people don't know about you.

A: I’m a 4th generation Floridian.

Q: What tip can you give to others in the spray industry?

A: Aluminum frames are the way to go!

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?

A: Sprayer Depot has a great team of people who are focused on exceeding customer expectations.

 

Got a question for Evan? Leave it in the comment box below.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, Sprayer Parts, Kings Sprayers, Meet the Team, Shipping

Employee Spotlight: Eric Collins, Inventory Specialist

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Mon, May 16, 2016

Eric_SD_Inventory.jpgBusy season for the spraying industry is well underway, and we know you are counting on us to stock the parts you need. We think it is only appropriate to highlight one of our employees who is tasked with maintaining our large inventory, helping you avoid downtime.

As Inventory Specialist, Eric makes sure every spray part, accessory and component you need is accounted for in our warehouse. He is also responsible for ensuring our inventory levels are accurate, among other things. 

On his days off, you'll find Eric enjoying the sun at the beach and spending time with his dog named Charlie. Let's get to know him better on today's employee spotlight:

Name: Eric Collins

Title at Sprayer Depot: Inventory Specialist

Originally from: St. Clair, Michigan

Q: What’s your favorite song or one that's stuck in your head? 

A: Find Your Cloud by Papadosio.

Q: What is the last book you read?

A: A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin.

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that you live by?

A: "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs

Q: Ok, if you were a superhero, with a sprayer as your secret weapon, what would be your magic power?

A: Super speed, so I could spray everyone’s lawn, field, farm, etc and be done before noon.

Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?

A: I have an eidetic memory.

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry? 

A: Come to Sprayer Depot, because if you need something, we’ve got it covered.

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?

A: The atmosphere. Everyone is pretty laid-back and fun to work with, and we still always get the job done.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, customer service, customer service technician, employee spotlight, Meet the Team

Employee Spotlight: Justin Anderson, Customer Service Technician

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Our first "Employee Spotlight" of the new year features one of our best Customer Service Technicians. Justin_Customerservicetech-184818-edited.jpgYou may have talked to him on the phone or he mayhave helped you out in the showroom. Although he is a man of few words, he is always ready to help. We are talking about movie aficionado, Justin Anderson! 

Justin first joined the Sprayer Depot team back in 2012 as part of the production department. He then transitioned into a Customer Service Technician role in 2014 and brought all of his hands-on experience with building and servicing sprayers to the sales floor.

Let's get to know him better:

Name: Justin Anderson
Title: Customer Service Technician
Originally from:Clarkston, Michigan

Q: What’s your favorite song or one that's stuck in your head? 
A: Hello - Adele.
 
Q: What is the last book you read?
A: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
 
Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that you live by?
A: "If you’re not first, your last.” - Ricky Bobby.

Q: Ok, if you were a superhero, with a sprayer as your secret weapon, what would be your magic power? 
A:Flying.
 
Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?
A: I am afraid of the dark.

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry? 
A: Rinse your pumps out after every use!

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?
A: My coworkers.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, customer service, customer service technician, employee spotlight, Meet the Team

Employee Spotlight: Lewis Hand, Customer Service Technician

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Nov 04, 2015

This month in our "Employee Spotlight" we are getting to know Lewis Hand, one of our top Customer Service Lewis_HandTechnicians.

Lewis is a University of Central Florida graduate who recently got married and is expecting his first child! He has been part of the Sprayer Depot team for almost three years and is always ready to share his knowledge with customers.

Let's get to know him better:

Name: Lewis Hand
Title: Customer Service Technician
Originally from: Syracuse, New York

Q: What’s your favorite song or one that's stuck in your head? 
A:  “Come Sail Away” by Styx.

Q: What is the last book you read?
A:  Baby Owners Manual by Joe Borgenicht and Louis Borgenicht.

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that you live by?
A: “Don't sweat the small stuff”.

Q: Ok, if you were a superhero, with a sprayer as your secret weapon, what would be your magic power? 
A: To be able to teleport.

Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?
A: I brew my own beer. 

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry? 
A: Maintain your sprayer. 

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?
A: Everyone is fun and easy to work with.

Topics: Sprayer Depot, customer service, customer service technician, employee spotlight, Meet the Team

Employee Spotlight: David Herrera, Production Manager

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Fri, Aug 21, 2015

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This month in our "Employee Spotlight" we are getting to know David Herrera, our Production Manager.

David is one of our team members with the most seniority, which makes him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the sprayer industry. He plays a key role here at Sprayer Depot by coordinating operations across departments including establishing the production schedule, designing custom sprayers and ensuring quality control. He makes sure that your sprayer is built on time and with the highest standard of quality!

Here's what he had to say:

Name: David Herrera
Title: Production Manager
Originally from: Florida

Q: What’s your favorite song or one that's stuck in your head? 
A: I don’t have one favorite song, but lately I’ve been listening to Dr. Dre’s new album Compton pretty much non-stop. Instant Classic!

Q: What is the last book you read?
A: Gary Dell'Abate: They Call Me Baba Booey

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that you live by?
A:“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

Q: Ok, if you were a superhero, with a sprayer as your secret weapon, what would be your magic power? 
A: Teleportation, so I could instantly go anywhere in the world, without the hassle of travel.

Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?
A: I’ve been in the sprayer industry for 12 years.

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry? 
A: Keep stock of common wear items like strainer gaskets, diaphragms, and in some cases, a spare pump, to keep you going in case something fails in the field. There is nothing worse than being down for a day or two while waiting for parts to arrive.

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?
A: Definitely the people I work with and the environment we create. We work hard and play hard. There is an old saying, popularized by Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” There is no dullness at Sprayer Depot.

 

Topics: Sprayer Depot, custom built sprayers, employee spotlight, Meet the Team, production, quality

Employee Spotlight: Francisco Contreras, Welder

Posted by Sprayer Depot on Wed, Jul 15, 2015

FranciscoContreras_WelderIn this edition of "Employee Spotlight" we wanted to highlight a member of our team in charge of building your trusted Kings Sprayers® sprayer.

Francisco is our lead welder and he is an expert at transforming 6061 aircraft grade aluminum bars into sturdy frames of all shapes and sizes. He's always up for a challenge so if you have a specific sprayer customization in mind, just let us know! Here’s what he had to say:

Name: Francisco Contreras
Title: Lead Welder
Originally from: Venezuela

Q: What’s your favorite song or one that's stuck in your head? 
A: Master of Puppets - Metallica 

Q: What is the last book you read?
A: The Lord of the Rings.

Q: Do you have an inspirational quote that you live by?
A: Family comes first.

Q: Ok, if you were a superhero, with a sprayer as your secret weapon, what would be your magic power? 
A: The power to exterminate the bad guys, haha.

Q: Will you tell us something most people don't know about you?
A: I'm mystical.

Q: Care to share the best tip for someone in the sprayer industry? 
A: Always perform regular maintenance on all your spray equipment.

Q: What’s the best part of joining the Sprayer Depot team?
A: You get to work hard and have fun while doing it. I love welding and learning something new every day.

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Topics: Kings Sprayers, employee spotlight, Meet the Team, 6061 aircraft grade

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