Category Archives: Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight: Diane Fogle, Customer Service

DeKALB Molded Plastics is a partner that you can trust, working with you every step of the process, because we are committed to your solutions. All of this is made possible due to the talented individuals that make up DeKALB. Our Employee Spotlight series was developed as a way to introduce you to the impressive people that work here.

What is your name and title? How long have you worked with DeKALB?

Diane Fogle, Customer Service. I have been with DeKALB for 16 years!

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Ohio.

How would you describe your current role?

It is ever-changing.  There are new challenges presented every day with opportunities to assist customers.

What does your typical day look like?

It is a mixture of fielding customer orders, scheduling, inventory control, production reporting, phone calls, emails, etc.

What drove you to apply for this position at DeKALB?

I was in an outside sales position and DeKALB was one of my clients. I had a working relationship with an Engineer at the time, and DeKALB had an issue with a paint process, and Chris knowing my background reached out for assistance.  Chris knew at the time I was wanting to change jobs because of all the traveling I was doing. DeKALB was looking for a paint supervisor at the time, I applied, and the rest is history.

What has been your favorite part of working at DeKALB?

Rick Walters - his sense of family and giving back to the community.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on at DeKALB?

5s—Finding a home for everything, and everything put away

What do you have a knack for?

Organizing and cleaning - fantastic stress relievers!

What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients?

Urgent production runs - that is not just me solving the issue, it is the DeKALB Molded Plastics team pulling together to make things happen in a short period of time.

What do your ideal clients say about you?

Professional, Knowledgeable, Friendly Accommodating

What are you most passionate about professionally?

Communication with our customers

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

With family and friends, poolside or on the golf course

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

Attending live music concerts, golf course, poolside in the summer—I hibernate in the winter.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

My close ties with family and friends

Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?

For the people that know me well, they know that Zoe, my 16-year-old Yorkie, is my world

What is your dream job?

This would have to be something with cleaning or retirement

What are some of your hobbies?

Golf, concerts

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a 16-year-old Yorkie.

What’s your favorite movie?

Sweet Home Alabama

What are you most passionate about? 

Family

If you could learn how to do anything, what would it be?

A second language

What is your favorite meal?

Chicken and mashed potatoes

What would be your dream vacation, and why?

Somewhere definitely sunny and warm with a beach and golf course.  Very relaxing

What is your favorite color?

Purple

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Employee Spotlight: Jessica Roby, Intern

DeKALB Molded Plastics is a partner that you can trust, working with you every step of the process, because we are committed to your solutions. All of this is made possible due to the talented individuals that make up DeKALB. Our Employee Spotlight series was developed as a way to introduce you to the impressive people that work here.

Where are you from?

I am from Butler, IN.

What drove you to apply for this position at DeKALB? 

I met Marcia, DeKALB's HR manager, at a job fair. She was well represented, spoke highly of DeKALB and showed a lot of enthusiasm for me to be a part of the team.

What has been your favorite part of working at DeKALB?

My favorite part about working at DeKALB is the friendly nature of the employees. Everyone here is nice and welcoming.

What are your plans after high school? 

I will be attending Indiana Tech after high school.

Do you have any advice to give to underclassman?

Even though you are trying to keep your grades up and have a great future, have fun with it. You only get one high school career, make the most of it.

What is your dream job?

My dream job would either be a medical manager or HR manager. Both of these are what I am going to school for.

What are some of your hobbies? 

My biggest hobbies are cheering and creating new things.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs, one is a 5-month-old puppy, Gunner, and my other dog, Zakari, is a German Shepard.

What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is "The Last Song"!

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about making a difference. I want to make the most out of everything and make a difference in the lives of myself and others.

If you could learn how to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to learn how to understand people who don’t like to show the emotional state of being and how to help people communicate. Both of these would help me with my future career.

What is your favorite meal?

My favorite meal is steak with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and rolls.

What would be your dream vacation, and why?

My dream vacation would be visiting Hawaii because you’re surrounded by the ocean. The ocean is extremely beautiful; I could only imagine being surrounded by water on all four sides.

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