Get to know our staff a bit, they deserve a little praise now and then, don't you think?

 

April 2017: Connie Morgan-Johnson

Connie works in our A/R department. She has been with Supply Side since 2008. Connie is well liked among the Supply Side staff. Many refer to her as the office "Mom". No matter how bad her drive is in the morning, she is always there for everyone else.  That is why Connie earned Aprils employee of the month.

What’s the most interesting thing on your desk? Why?  

Check Scanning Machine.  When you hear it, that’s money in the bank.  Also, my plant that has now become a small tree….

What would you wear to work if you didn’t have to wear business attire? Why?  

Jeans and a t-shirt all the way.  They’re so comfy any day….

Dream vacation? Why?  

Africa.  That’s where it all began…

How strong do you like your coffee? Fairly strong.  Why?

 I add quite a bit of cream and sugar so I need the coffee to be strong enough to fight through it…

How do you stay active outside of the office?

Walking, dancing & playing with the kids…

What cheers you up?

 Seeing my grandkids Gia & Jaydin….  Don’t see them as much when school is in.  But it’s all hugs and kisses when I do…

What is your favorite product on the website?   Why?   

I like them all but mostly our pop up greeting cards.   They’re very pretty…

If you could be any age for a week, what age would that be?  Why?

25. Fun times!!

Who is your “work buddy” Why?  

Don’t really have just one.  I sort of bounce between a few that as we say, “just get it!”

Favorite Disney Princess?  Why?

Pocahontas, she was beautiful, smart and strong…  She’s also one of the originals.

March 2017: Mark Petro

March was a lucky month for Mark.  For sixteen years, Mark has been working for Supply Side. Mark is the national account manger, and helps with customer service.  Everyone knows Mark by always taking his job seriously.  However, Mark is most proud of developing many of our largest clients.

Most interesting thing you do?

Read Daily Scripture to try to be a better Christian and person.

Favorite Disney Princess?

Ariel, because it was my daughter's favorite princess.

Favorite work experience?

Anytime I help customers solve their problems that impact their business in a positive way.

What would you wear to work if you did not have to wear business attire?

Jeans and a sweatshirt or golf shirt. The comfort level is off the charts!

What is your favorite product on the website?

Private Label locks, because it opens a lot of new doors for business.

Favorite day of the week?

Friday evening, it gives me a chance to decompress.

Who is your "work buddy"?

Sam Sutter;  She is very helpful, hilarious, and so fun to work together with.

Dream vacation? 

A trip to Canada for a fly in fishing trip.

What cheers you up?

Talking to my wife and kids.

How strong do you like your coffee?

Medium strength, I love the taste.

February 2017: Kathy Wint

During the month of February, Kathy showed much love around the office.   Kathy works with Customer Service, as well as sales. She constantly keeps everyone on their toes by her famous email announcement; "K as in kitten, W as in weather, I as intelligent, N as in Nancy, and T as in Tom".   Kathy has been an employee at Supply Side for 3 years this March.  All in all Kathy loves to be around her amazing coworkers.  

What's the most interesting thing on you desk? 

I have paper work everywhere.  I need everything close to me. I am the sticky note queen.  

Favorite place to go on lunch break?

Panera, I love their variety of salads.

What's your commute?

35 minutes. 

Favorite Disney Princess?

Cinderella, because she had a rough life with her step sisters and then she found the man of her dreams and lived happily ever after.

Who is your "work buddy"?

Connie Johnson. We have lunch together almost every day.

How strong do you like your coffee?

Not very strong.  It gives me a stomach ache if it is too strong.

What is your favorite product on the website?

Pop-up cards, because they are unique and card stores do not carry them. Also, I am the pop-up queen.

What cheers you up?

Kittens, or my dog Chalupa

How do you stay active outside of the office?

I walk my dog in the park, when the weather is nice.

What would you wear to work if you did not have to wear business attire?

Jeans, because they are comfortable and relaxing. And of course my favorite pair of hoops!

January 2017: Denise Holley

The new year has brought a new Featured Employee, Denise Holley. Denise works in the warehouse as a packer.  She is well liked by everyone in the warehouse and the office.  Denise is often viewed as a mom figure in the warehouse.  She just wants to enjoy life while doing her job and make the best of it.

Favorite place to go on lunch break?

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My car, so I can talk to my husband.

What's your commute?

15 minutes approximately.

Favorite work experience?

Training new employee's because it enjoyable to show them the ropes. 

Most interesting thing you do?

Make people laugh. You never know who needs to laugh to keep from crying.

Who is your work buddy

Bob Sutter, my Boss, because he is funny and a little "crazy".

How strong do you like your coffee?

People say I drink colored water... not strong at all.

What is your favorite product on the website?

The happy pill because it sounds like my granddaughter when she laughs. 

What cheers you up?

My husband always finds a way to cheer my up.

How do you stay active outside of the office?

I relax and fish.

December 2016: Muhammad Khan

The Featured Employee is Muhammad (aka Sal) Khan. Sal tends to keep to himself and listen to music.  He has been at Supply Side for about a year and a half.  Outside of the office Sal loves to work on cars and go to the gym.

What's the most interesting thing on your desk?

My puppy mouse pad! It's so cute!

Favorite place to go on lunch break?

Mucho Buenos, because you get a decent amount of quality food for a very affordable price. 

Favorite Disney Princess?

Jasmine,because I think she is the most beautiful and her palace is extravagant. 

What do you do when you procrastinate?

I listen to music, and sometimes try to nap when I'm all alone.

Favorite day of the week?

Friday= last day of the week!

What would you wear to work if you didn't have to wear business attire? 

My regular casual clothes because I am very fashionable. 

What cheers you up?

Husky puppies and making more money!

Dream vacation?

Galapagos Islands because the scenery and the weather is to die for!


November 2016: Darryl Sharnas

Darryl Sharnas Working hard in his office

Darryl Sharnas Working hard in his office

For the month of November, our Featured Employee is Darryl Sharnas. Around here Darryl is known as the jokester and is always making all kinds of jokes. He started at SupplySide three years ago and works in purchasing. Anyone who knows Darryl knows that he loves riding his motorcycle and really loves his coffee.

What’s your commute?

20 minutes through beautiful “Brunstucky”

Favorite work experience?

Working with Sam Sutter because she is super cool!

Most interesting thing you do?

I go home every day and ride my bike because I was born to be wild.

Who is your “work buddy”?

Connie – We like the same music and enjoy talking about life.

Favorite day of the week?

Everyday – I love life!

How strong do you like your coffee?

As strong as me – Super strong! It gets me through the day.

What would you wear to work if you didn’t have to wear business attire?

Jeans and a Harley shirt because it’s laid back and comfy.

If you could be any age for a week, what age would that be?

21 – I was carefree back then. 


Ibrahim Shamsi

Ibrahim Shamsi

October 2016: Ibrahim Shamsi

This month’s Featured Employee is Ibrahim Shamsi. He is a passionate and energetic entrepreneur who loves what he does. Ibrahim has a bachelor degree in Finance and started his work at PWC Group working in the Sustainability and pallets division. SupplySide USA was one of their customers before they acquired it. In 2009, Ibrahim started to get involved in the procurement and operations side, and then went fulltime at SupplySide around 2010. He started from Operations and eventually took over the role of Vice President, which is what he does now. In this role, Ibrahim basically looks over all aspects of the company along with the rest of the management team.

 

 

 

What’s the most interesting thing on your desk?

Cricket Balls. I grew up playing the game and am an avid fan. I still play in a local league. Most of these cricket balls are my “Player of the Match awards”.

I bounce and juggle them around, especially when I’m stressed out.

What’s your commute?

20 minutes of scenic drive through Brecksville, North Royalton, Hinckley & Brunswick, which I mostly spend on the phone and catching up on news.

Favorite work experience?

 The day we hit our first Sales Goal since I joined SupplySide.

Most interesting thing you do?

I’m an adrenaline junky. I am into sky diving, race car driving, white water rafting, cricket, etc.

Who is your “work buddy”?

Tim Spicer. Easy to hang out with. He knows how to take a joke. Awesome to work on new ideas with. Real creative guy.

How strong do you like your coffee?

Don’t drink coffee. I drink my Pakistani Tea. Can’t live without it.

What is your favorite product on the website?

Love our Locks and Decorative products. Locks drive my operational skills, while decorative products are so much fun to work on for their creativity. They are also fun to develop with the rest of the team since there is no right or wrong answer.

What cheers you up?

My kids, my wife, family & friends, food, and definitely winning a cricket game.


Robin Walters

Robin Walters

September 2016: Robin Walters

We're finally going to continue our Featured Employee of the month! This month we chose Robin, who is known here as the “Work Mom” because she is so nice and caring and she’s willing to help anyone who needs it. She was born and raised in Bedford, OH, but when she married she relocated to a small farming town in Portage County. Robin and her husband have two boys, Kyle and Clay, as well as a “spoiled” golden retriever named Woody.  Robin attended John Carroll University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She has worked in the warehouse at Supply Side for five years. She started by performing office tasks and also picked, checked, and manifested orders before being promoted to customer billing.

Favorite work experience?

Still waiting for that "ah-ha!" moment!

Most interesting thing you do?

The most interesting thing that I do at Supply Side is customer billing because I get to put my editing skills at work by paying close attention to the pick tickets and making sure that all totals are correct in order to ensure customer satisfaction with their invoices. No one likes to be charged more than they are supposed to!!

Favorite Disney Princess?

Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" because like the old adage “beauty is only skin deep” she doesn’t judge Adam (the beast) by his looks but rather his character/personality.

What's the most interesting thing on your desk?

 A photo of my two handsome sons, Kyle and Clay. 

Who is your "work buddy"?

My work buddy is Sam Sutter because we both began our careers with Supply Side around the same time and at the same location.

Dream vacation?

On a private yacht on the Mediterranean Sea off the islands of Capri, Italy and Santorini, Greece.

If you could be any age for a week. what age would that be?

29 years -- but I've been that age for at least 10 years now!

What is your favorite product on the website?

My favorite product on the website is "Snowballs with Attitude" – why you ask – try them and you’ll see!!

January 2016: Carol Byrge

Carol byrge

Carol byrge

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Carol is one of the many members of our staff that is local to our facility. She started at Supply Side USA in February of 2013 as a member of our Customer Care team and as an Inside Sales Consultant and has not looked back since then. We decided to make the Featured Employee this month a little more fun, so Carol was nice enough to fill out a small questionnaire.

Best Memory of 2015?

Moving into our new warehouse and office space was a great memory and accomplishment for Supply Side in 2015. I am very fond of my new space and the improved functionality it provides to be located in the same building as our primary warehouse.

Goal for 2016?

I plan to play an integral part in exceeding our customer service and sales goals this year by delivering extraordinary customer service that is creative, genuine and deliberate.

Hobbies?

I enjoy all facets of photography, craft-making and decorating. I love motorcycles and adventure. I also simply adore my twin grandsons and have spent most of my Sundays with them since they were born three years ago. We call is Grand Sonday!

If you could have one super power that could help you at Supply Side, what would it be and why?

carol the pirate won our Halloween costume contest in 2015.

carol the pirate won our Halloween costume contest in 2015.

I think I would choose to have the super human power of clairvoyance! Having the psychic ability to know what was going to transpire with my orders in advance would ensure perfection every single time – making me Supply Side’s customer service super hero, Clair Voyance!
I’d also like a sparkly cape and boots to go with that title, please :)

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Owl have to get back to you on that.

Which Disney princess do you most associate with and why?

My favorite Disney princess is Belle, from Beauty and the Beast.  Like her, I think I see the world differently than most - I have a big heart - I make wishes on dandelions - I’m resourceful and love to learn - I know that kindness is power and I would do anything for the people I love. If only she rode a Harley!!

December 2015: Edward Schroth

As our Support Specialist, you can ask everyone at Supply Side USA just how invaluable he is to our team. With a wide array of abilities, Edward has become an asset of which Supply Side USA can be proud.

Originally from Baton Rouge, LA., Edward completed his ungraduate education at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA and finished his graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a proud Melt Bar & Grilled tattoo member. Edward, and his wife Andrea, are newly wed and enjoy visiting the many zoos across the great state of Ohio.