Crest Ink - Volume 32 - Number 02 & 03

Welcome Michelle Faivre has recently been hired to fill the role of Accounts Payable Manager in our Accounting Department. In this role, Michelle will performing a wide-variety of accounting, bookkeeping and financial tasks while providing direction and support within the Account- ing Department. Michelle comes to us after spending about 25 years in various Controller and Accounting roles at Monterey Mushrooms, LLC in Princeton, Illinois and brings many years of valuable experience! Michelle and her husband, Bill reside in LaMoille, Illinois. She loves to walk and work on the never-ending restoration of their 1850’s home with her hus- band. Jonathan Moye has recently been hired to join our IT Department as the IT Systems Admin- istrator. In addition to learning as much as he can from Phyllis Ott before she retires this summer, his responsilities will be centered around supporting our existing applications, serv- ers, workstations, phone system and network infrastructure. Jonathan’s education and expe- rience in Networking will make him a great fit for this role. Jonathan and his wife reside in Rockford and he enjoys wilderness backpacking, flying drones and cooking. Greg Noble has been hired as our new Machine Shop Manager/Welder/Fabricator in our Contract Packaging Division. Greg will spend most of his time managing all fabrication requests for the Machine Shop that support Production. He has a background in manufac- turing management, welding, fabrication and heavy equipment maintenance. Outside of work, Greg enjoys running his own concrete business, hunting, swimming, fishing and camp- ing with the family. He has 3 daughters: Kennedy (17), Emersyn (13) and Ella (10) and is happily married to his wonderful wife Katie. Bob Van Raden joined the Production Management staff this May as a 2nd Shift Supervisor at the West Facility in our Contract Packaging Division. Bob comes to Crest Foods with 16 years of experience in the food industry at the Del Monte Foods plant located in Mendota, Illinois. He has a diverse background with experience in production, warehousing and qual- ity control. He should be a great compliment to our existing staff. Bob has 11 children - 7 daughters and 4 sons ranging in age from 7 to 26. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling and is very involved in his local church teaching Sunday school, directing music, working in kids ministries and taking teens to youth conference in Indiana. Regina Cortez joined the Ingredient Division Research and Development team as a Project Manager this June. She served for 9 years as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. After her naval service, she earned an AAS in culinary arts from Kendall College Chicago. She then completed both her BS and MS in food science and human nutrition at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has published much of her research. After graduation, she worked as a project manager for the University of Illinois system. Regina enjoys reading, cooking, golfing, hiking, camping, and is the pet parent of one Lemon Beagle named Charles Winston Brown. We are excited to have all of these new faces on board and know that they will be an asset their departments and Crest Foods. Welcome to the team!

Michelle Faivre Accounts Payable Manager

Jonathan Moye IT Systems Administrator

Greg Noble Machine Shop Manager

Bob VanRaden 2nd Shift Production Supervisor

Regina Cortez R&D Project Manager

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