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BARRIE HOUSE EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Indra (Gangadai) Persaud  - Machine Operator in Production A

Indra (Gangadai) Persaud  - Machine Operator in Production A
Indra is a key part of bagged coffee production as a machine operator in production A. As a machine operator, Indra’s daily responsibilities include checking the work orders and making sure all items and products match, such as outer box labels, film, bag labels, flavors and more. She oversees getting the machines up and running each day and doing sample runs to ensure there is proper oxygen levels, bag weigh and no bag leaks. Indra ensures that all product coming off the machine meet the necessary quality specification.

Thanks for all that you do Indra!
20 Questions in Two Minutes
1.  Years at Barrie House?
29
2. Favorite part of your job?  
Seeing new products and coffee being produced
3. Favorite coffee?   
Breakfast Blend
4.  Mug, tumbler, or paper cup?    
Tumbler (Travel mug)
5.  Number of cups of coffee per day?  
I stick to only 1 cup per day
6. When do you have your first cup?  
5:30 AM
7.  Where did you grow up?    
Guyana, South America
8.  Any nicknames (now or as a child)?   
Indra, my first name is actually Gangadai
9.  What do you like to do in your spare time?  
Cook! I love to cook
10.  Who should play you in a movie about your life? 
My daughter
11. Favorite musical artist/band?    
I like to listen to cultural and traditional music
12. Favorite TV show?    
I like to watch Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy but I love anything on the Lifetime Network!
13. Favorite sports team?    
Not really
14. Favorite meal?    
RICE! We grew up on rice!
15. Favorite season?    
Spring
16. Dream vacation?    
Hawaii, maybe one day!
17. First concert? 
If I were to see anyone at a concert, I would like to see my traditional or cultural music  
18. Saturday or Sunday?  
Saturday 
19. What would be your superpower?    
The ability to help people in need. That would be my superpower
20.  One item you can’t live without?    
My grandchildren!

Tony Davenport - Roasting Plant Porter

Tony Davenport - Roasting Plant Porter
Tony Davenport works at the Mount Vernon Roasting Plant and is an important part of the roasting team. He has been with Barrie House for 37 years and is one of our longest employed team member.

Tony works as a porter where duties include loading, unloading, and moving materials within the plant. He safely transports products and materials from receiving areas to storage areas and maintains safe working practices to ensure compliance with manufacturing standards.

Tony is a key part of keeping the roasting plant clean and safe for all.
Thanks Tony!
20 Questions in Two Minutes
1.  Years at Barrie House?
37 years. I started here in July 1983
2. Favorite part of your job?  
Cleaning
3. Favorite coffee?   
Swiss Mocha Almond
4.  Mug, tumbler, or paper cup?    
Tumbler
5.  Number of cups of coffee per day?  
3 on the weekdays and 2 on the weekends
Another four during the day. So 5-6 a day
6. When do you have your first cup?  
When I arrive at work at 6am
7.  Where did you grow up?    
North Carolina
8.  Any nicknames (now or as a child)?   
Tony Lee
9.  What do you like to do in your spare time?  
Go out
10.  Who should play you in a movie about your life? 
Tyler Perry
11. Favorite musical artist/band?    
I like the old-time music like R&B, Marvin Gay and Prince
12. Favorite TV show?    
Favorite movie, Rocky
13. Favorite sports team?    
NY Giants. But I have a cousin who played on the NY Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and San Diego Clippers. His name is Lowes Moore.
14. Favorite meal?    
Salmon and seafood 
15. Favorite season?    
Summertime
16. Dream vacation?    
My dream vacation would be out of this country…Israel
17. First concert? 
I saw Temptation play during the summer at Central Park  
18. Saturday or Sunday?  
Saturday 
19. What would be your superpower?    
I would like to be like Superman. Flying, super strength, invincible.
20.  One item you can’t live without?    
One thing I could not live without would be my family. 

Stuart Kopf - Customer Care Representative

Stuart Kopf  – Customer Care Representative
Stuart Kopf is an important member of the Barrie House Customer Care team. He has been servicing and developing private label OCS accounts with us for over 30 years and is our resident expert on whole bean coffee, legacy business, and coffee contract management. Along with assisting customers with new orders, inquiries and/or problems related to products and services, he oversees and supports all green coffee contracts for corporate customers. Stuart also shares his knowledge of products and services offered by our company to develop new business relationships as well as supports e-commerce customers with tracking updates, coffee pairing suggestions and help desk support for managing their subscriptions accounts.

To get to know Stuart a little better, we asked Stuart 20 rapid fire questions about himself. See the questions and his answers below!
20 Questions in Two Minutes
1.  Years at Barrie House?
I believe I have 37 years in the books
2. Favorite part of your job?  
I enjoy billing orders…entering and billing orders
3. Favorite coffee?   
House Blend Extra Bold
4.  Mug, tumbler, or paper cup?    
Mug
5.  Number of cups of coffee per day?  
Two between 5am and 6am.
Another four during the day. So 5-6 a day
6. When do you have your first cup?  
Officially at 6am every morning
7.  Where did you grow up?    
Flushing, Queens
8.  Any nicknames (now or as a child)?   
 The Hoff
9.  What do you like to do in your spare time?  
 I enjoy gardening, cooking and I enjoy my pets.
I have a 33 year old parrot, a couple of tanks of fish and a dog
10.  Who should play you in a movie about your life? 
 Tom Hanks
11. Favorite musical artist/band?    
Bruce Springsteen – the Boss
12. Favorite TV show?    
This Is Us
13. Favorite sports team?    
The New York Giants
14. Favorite meal?    
A nice piece of halibut fish
15. Favorite season?    
Summer
16. Dream vacation?    
It was cancelled in September due to the virus
– a trip to Alaska
17. First concert? 
An interesting concert – Diana Ross and the Supremes
when I was 13 years old. Stevie Wonder opened for them  
18. Saturday or Sunday?  
Saturday 
19. What would be your superpower?    
To Fly
20.  One item you can’t live without?    
Coffee