With our company continuing to grow, we are finding our sales department doing the same.  Our continuous growth has allowed us to expand our footprint and grow our outside sales team to be able to continue providing a high-level of service and exceptional product offerings to over 15,000+ customers nationwide.

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Ray LaBonte, to our Outside Sales team as the Director of Sales – Eastern U.S.  Ray’s extensive background, personality and goals align with our vision and values here at Yazoo. A 45-year veteran in the paper tube and core industry with several companies, Ray brings extensive knowledge, development and success to our team.

In his new position, Ray is responsible for growing business in small to medium sized companies in the Eastern U.S. territory.  Through new and existing relationships, Ray develops strategic innovation to help customers grow their business and focuses on finding solutions with Yazoo’s products that will allow companies profitable and sustainable growth.

What led Ray to Yazoo?  He says “I’ve always heard good things about Yazoo’s family-owned culture, integrity within the marketplace, quality and customer service.  What also drew me to Yazoo was how customer-focused they are – they have a strong commitment and dedication to their customers.  Yazoo is truly passionate about finding innovative solutions that work for the customer.  The culture, values and how focused they are on their employees showed a solid, devoted-team that is continuing to grow and I’m proud to say that I’m part of the team!”

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Welcome to the Yazoo team, Ray! We’re excited to watch you grow with our company!

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Sara Snyder to the position of Document Preparation Specialist at our Hanover Distribution Center.  Sara, a graduate from Towson University, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and a Minor in Spanish.  Previously, she worked as an Operations Assistant for MassMutual in Savannah, GA where she was in charge of the entire application process for various financial and insurance products for the Financial Advisors.  Sara is no stranger to Yazoo – she was hired temporarily to fill a Data Entry position and applied with hopes that a permanent position would become available.

In her new role at Yazoo, Sara prepares customer orders to be pushed through production.  She determines how orders are going to ship based on customer requests, packaging specifications, weight and footage and then proceeds to send the orders out to the plant.  Additionally, she creates the jobs to replenish the paper tube and core products for Yazoo’s stock programs.

The company culture that Yazoo provides definitely helps Sara feel like she belongs.  “The atmosphere here is wonderful.  Everyone is friendly, has a good attitude about work and is proud of what they do.  They are quick to compliment a job well done or help with any questions as I continue learning a new position”, she says.  When Sara isn’t at Yazoo, you can find her spending time outside with her husband and dog, being a weekend-warrior and taking road trips, renovating their camper/future tiny home, traveling abroad when opportunities arise and getting her hands on all things DIY.

Welcome to the Yazoo team, Sara – we’re happy to have you and excited to watch you grow with our company!