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“Success travels in the company of very hard work. There is no trick, no easy way.” – John Wooden
Meet Kevin Bachota | A hard-working Yazoo employee who has been with our company for 11 years and strives each day to make an impact not only on his team but also on the company and our 15,000+ customers. Kevin works vigorously at any given task and completes it with maximum efficiency; always going above and beyond what is needed. He’s passionate about learning new skill sets and helping take the company to the next level which has landed him the promotion to Winding Supervisor.
In his new role, he is responsible for scheduling the work orders between machines in Winding to meet customers’ deadlines, maintaining high-quality standards while ensuring that his operators are also focused on quality, and communicating with various department supervisors to ensure efficiency across the board. He also focuses on driving company policy & discipline, ensuring all safety procedures are acknowledged & followed, and leads, teaches and coaching his team to be successful as well as have the tools and knowledge to continue operating as the supplier of choice for paper tubes and cores.
Kevin contributes his 11-year tenure at Yazoo to many different things. He says “Yazoo Mills is a family-owned company and the people that work here have become a part of my family, literally. The pay and benefits are second-to-none in the area, career advancement opportunities and safety are a priority that is taken very seriously.”
In his spare time, you can find Kevin spinnin’ the DJ table at weddings and events, spending time with his family, coaching his son’s travel baseball team or grilling and relaxing by the fire.
Congrats on your well-deserved promotion, Kevin! We’re excited to watch you grow in your new position.
Larry Kuhn, a well-seasoned Yazoo veteran, has grown with our company during his tenure of two and a half decades. He started fresh out of high school, at the young age of 18 as a Baler & Winding Table and went on to hold positions in our Recut department as a packer, machine operator, setup operator, and lead. He never misses a beat, powers through busy workloads, and always greets you with a smile or a laugh.
We are proud of Larry’s hard work and the dedication he has given to our company while working here for the last 26 years. We would like to congratulate him on his promotion to Supervisor in our Recut Department! In his new role, Larry is in charge of eight employees in the Small I.D. department where they ensure that products are burr and trim-free. He also focuses on QA as well as managing bulk orders with a lot of pieces; anywhere from 10-40,000 sticks. He makes sure that his team is always on the ball, giving our customers high-quality products that fit their specifications.
You’re probably wondering “what’s kept him here so long?” Larry likes what he does and loves being able to work with his hands. He’s an innovative thinker and problem solver so the wheels are constantly spinning for him. He likes the convenience of working close to home, the unbeatable benefits that Yazoo has to offer, and the solid foundation that the company has built, not only for its customers but for its employees.
In his spare time, you’ll find him playing softball and basketball, finding new restaurants, and trying out new foods. Oh, and don’t be intimidated by his size, he’s truly a big teddy bear!
Congrats on your promotion, Larry. We’re excited to see you take your department to the next level!