Our Employee Focus this month is on Darlene Hayes. Darlene has been with Van Mark Products for only a year, but in that short time her positive attitude and willingness to help others has proven her to be a valuable member of the Van Mark team. Darlene handles Van Mark’s receptionist duties, as well as supporting customer service and the sales department. If you call Van Mark, most likely Darlene’s voice will be the friendly voice you hear on the other end of the phone.
When asked what she enjoys most about working at Van Mark, Darlene responded “The people! We all work really well together!” Darlene likes that she reports to a supervisor who is a hard worker, and sets a great example for others. She feels her work is challenging and the biggest perk is that she works with a great group of team players. As for the future, Darlene said she hopes to retire from Van Mark.
Darlene is a Detroit native who grew up on the west side of Detroit. She has since moved to the suburbs of Detroit and has 2 grown sons and 3 grandchildren. When not at work, Darlene enjoys traveling to warm locations. She’s been to Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Her favorite spot is Playa Del Carmen in Mexico! Darlene also loves to cook, and says she’ll take a home cooked meal over dining out any day of the week! She also enjoys sewing in her free time, and is currently working on a quilt for one of her grandchildren.
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