Every once in a while, we like to show off one of our hard-working, detail-oriented problem solvers. Take a moment to see who's in the spotlight today!
Name: Kevin Santos
Title: Production Manager, Cleveland
Start date: 12/02/19
Tell us “your story.” How did you end up at Avalon?
After spending 12 years with InfoCision, they decided to exit their print and mail division and entered a joint venture with Avalon. I was asked by Avalon to join an amazing team in Cleveland.
What’s your favorite thing about Avalon?
I came from a company that was in steady decline for the print and mail portion of their business with really no desire to grow it. I am truly excited that Avalon seems to be in continual growth mode.
What’s your favorite thing about your position at Avalon?
The great people I work with, like Gary, Navy, Jim, Bob, Marty, and Chris. They all have great attitudes and dedication to the company.
What is your proudest moment at Avalon?
We had a great February hitting over 170,000 pieces printed and mailed!
What does a typical workday look like for you?
Up at 4 a.m., here by 6 a.m., check and respond to any emails, clean up any rollover work from the previous day, and then proceed with the daily files and special projects. I usually finish between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.
What’s your favorite workplace memory?
I was Employee of the Quarter twice and inducted into the InfoCision Hall of Fame.
What’s a must-read blog or book that you’ve read recently and why?
The Shack by William P. Young. It makes you look at things from a different perspective.
What’s your favorite motivational quote?
If a door closes, open a window! [We love Kevin’s take on the popular version of this quote, “When one door closes, a window opens,” since he’s taking control of the situation himself!]
If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would it be and why?
Turks and Caicos looks amazing and I love beautiful beaches.
If you were stuck on an island and could only bring three things, what would they be?
Knife, a pan, and a good Cabernet!
What do you do for fun?
- Listen to live music just about anywhere
- Coached four daughters in fast pitch softball over 12 years
- Vacation to new places
- Golf, fishing, cooking on the grill, trying new foods
- Anything that has to do with water, skiing, swimming, tubbing, pontoon, sailing
- Watching college football. I bleed Scarlet & Gray... Go Bucks!!!!!!