Employee Spotlight News

Employee Spotlight: Eunice Wynn

Just in time for her last full month at HPI before she gets to enjoy retirement... this month's spotlight employee, Eunice Wynn!

 


Employee Name:
Eunice Wynn

Position at Hooiser Pattern:
Shipping/Delivery

What's that mean?
I deliver finished tooling/sand cores to foundries in the 3 surrounding states. I also set up freight pick ups.

Tell us about yourself/family:
I have lived in Decatur my entire life except for a little over a year in 1967 and 1968. I have a brother who lives in Berne and 4 nephews whom I loved spoiling when they were younger and now get to do the same to their children.

Where was your first job?
Adams County Hospital as an EKG Tech

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Traveling and reading

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I spent about a year in Mexico City, Mexico for my junior year of high school. I also have a P.I. license.

What is your favorite TV show?
NCIS

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
Go to London, England

Employee Spotlight: Blake Adams

 

Employee Name:
Blake Adams

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Apprentice Patternmaker

What's that mean?
I'm working and going to school to be a patternmaker

Tell us about yourself/family:
I'm 22 years old. I have a sister who is 18 and two brothers that are 10 and 8.

Where was your first job?
Byerly Farms

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Hanging out with friends

What is/are your favorite TV Show(s)?
River Monsters and North Woods Law

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
Skydive

Employee Spotlight: Tina Fourman

 

Employee Name:
Tina Fourman

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Office assistant/purchasing

What's that mean?
I enter job information into the computer and purchase tooling needed for jobs.

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
Since Sept of 2009, so almost 6 years.

Tell us about yourself/family:
I am grateful to God for everyday that he gives me- good or bad! I have 2 sons that are young adults and I adore them. I am quick witted and have a sense of humor.

Where was your first job?
Penguin Point

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Taking pictures, being with friends and familly and sewing.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I'm not a professional, but I take pictures for friends and family.

What is your favorite TV show?
Any type of criminal investigation show. My favorite is NCIS: Los Angeles

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
One day, I'm not sure when, I want to go on a cruise somewhere warm.

Employee Spotlight: Janie Mendez

 

Employee Name:
Janie Mendez

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Sandroom Technician

What's that mean?
I cleanout the box when it comes out of the printer, clean out the parts and then pack the parts for shipping

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
2 months

If less than a year, where did you previously work?
Adams Memorial Hospital

Tell us about yourself/family:
I am the baby of my family and the youngest of 5 sisters. I grew up in Monroe and graduated from Adams Central High School.

Where was your first job?
Adams Memorial Hospital

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I enjoy cooking, swimming, walking and being with family and friends.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I love all types of animals. My dream job would be to work with exotic animals.

What is your favorite TV show?
The Walking Dead

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
I've never been on a cruise ship, so I would like to go on a cruise for vacation sometime.

Employee Spotlight: Lisa Stasko

 

Employee Name:
Lisa Stasko

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Sand room technician

What's that mean?
I clean sand cores and help maintain the 3D sand printer

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
6 months

If less than a year, where did you previously work?
I worked from my home.

Tell us about yourself/family:
I graduated from Bellmont in 2005. I have 2 sons, Brody who is 7 and Kellan, who is 4. I have 2 sisters and one brother.

Where was your first job?
I worked at Woodcrest in the dietary department.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I love being outside: fishing, biking, bonfires, and going to the lake. I also enjoy playing cards and shopping.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I lived in Florida as a child and I am a type 1 diabetic

What is your favorite TV show?
Duck Dynasty

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
skydive!

Employee Spotlight: Barb Reid

 

Employee:
Barb Reid

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Sand Room Lead Person

What's that mean?
I assist Travis in the sand room. I clean/maintain the Ex-One machines, start prints, and back up the shipping department.

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
It will be 2 years in June

Tell us about yourself/family:
I was born and raised in Western New York. I have been married to my husband for 26 years and we have 3 kids. My youngest child is the only Hoosier.. everyone else was born in New York.

Where was your first job?
I had a paper route when I was 13.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Cheering my kids on in all their sports, gardening and I love to read.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I don't like ladders

What is your favorite TV show?
Bar Rescue

What is something you've never done, but want to?
Travel to Ireland

Employee Spotlight: Taylor Gage

 

Employee Name:
Taylor J. Gage

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Apprentice Pattern Maker

What's that mean?
An apprentice at Hoosier Pattern fills the roles of student/employee. It is a 5 year program and throughout the 5 years, I will be taking classes at Ivy Tech along with working in different positions at Hoosier Pattern with different patternmakers to learn all aspects of the trade to become a Journeyman and all around patternmaker.

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
3.5 Years

Tell us about yourself/family:
I am 26 years old and I have 2 sisters, Kate Brickley who is 33 years old and a younger sister, Rebecca Gage, who is 22 years old. I’m getting married to Brean Smith on October 10, 2015

Where was your first job?
Busboy at West End Restaurant

What are your hobbies outside of work?
My hobbies include hunting, fishing, spending every weekend at the lake and working out.

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I have an Associates Degree in Applied Science

What is your favorite TV show?
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
Go on a mountain lion hunt

Employee Spotlight: Travis Winchester

 

Employee Name:
Travis Winchester

Position at Hoosier Pattern: 
Sandroom Supervisor

What's that mean?
I make sure that the sand printers are running properly and sand parts are cleaned, packed and ready for our customers.

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern? 
1 year

Tell us about yourself/family: 
I am 26 years old. I am married and have 2 children. I also have 4 older sisters.

Where was your first job? 
Wal-Mart as a cart pusher

What are your hobbies outside of work? 
Outside of work I enjoy 4 wheeling, working on cars/trucks and relaxing with friends.

What is something not a lot of people know about you? 
One of my favorite movies is The Notebook

What is your favorite TV show? 
How I Met Your Mother

What is something you've never done, but want to do? 
Skydive

Employee Spotlight: Joella Phillips

 

Employee Name:
Joella Phillips

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Office Manager

What's that mean?
I oversee the office functions and staff to make sure things run smoothly and that we provide support to all employees.

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
10 years and 7 months

Where was your first job?
JL Hudson Company in Westland, Michigan

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Reading, walking, gardening and traveling

What is your favorite TV show?
Chicago Fire

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
Visit Australia

Employee Spotlight: Keyara Mere

 

Employee Name:
Keyara Mere

Position at Hoosier Pattern:
Shipping/Receiving

How long have you been at Hoosier Pattern?
4 months

If less than a year, where did you previously work?
Fresh New Start

Tell us about yourself/family:
I graduated from AC in 2012 and then attended Ivy Tech and received my Associates degree in Business. I live in Decatur with my boyfriend, Eric and his daughter Aliyah.

Where was your first job?
Wendy’s

What are your hobbies outside of work?
Spending time with my family, doing puzzles, playing board games, and binge watching shows on Netflix

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I’m expecting a baby girl in August! Also that we are buying a house in April.

What is your favorite TV show?
Modern Family

What is something you've never done, but want to do?
Travel to all 50 states