January 7, 2016
We are kicking off a new initiative in 2016 named Colleague Focus. Our goal is to introduce our audience to the numerous extraordinary colleagues that make up our organization. Mar-Bal was founded in 1970 with a CAN-DO spirit, an American dream and a vision to build a company focused on the customer. Fast forward 45 years later and we not only continue to have the same spirit, dream and vision but strive to have the best colleagues in the industry driving innovation and business development with a customer-centric attitude.
Mar-Bal, Inc. is the leading integrator of BMC Thermoset Composites. The integrated model of DESIGN, FORMULATION, COMPOUNDING, MOLDING and FINISHING capabilities provides a one-source and complete value stream model for our customers. In addition the vast array of capabilities, Mar-Bal also has great engineering, manufacturing and operations colleagues that deliver premier thermoset composite solutions everyday.
Our integration and people are distinctive.
This week, our Colleague Focus is on Becky Basham from our Missouri Manufacturing Plant located in Cuba, MO. Becky works on our Customer Service team and also provides support to the Plant Human Resource department. Becky has been with Mar-Bal for over 15 1/2 years.
When asked what her favorite part of working at Mar-Bal, Becky mentioned, “Working with different people from talking to prospective employees, customers, vendors, suppliers or corporate – it makes the day very interesting and some days very challenging. I also enjoy working with our employees as well.”
We asked Becky what her proudest moment at Mar-Bal was and she responded, “My proudest moment is when I was asked by another company to come and work for them but when Mar-Bal learned of this, Mar-Bal offered me a salaried position to remain. Knowing that Mar-Bal valued me as an employee, made me very happy.” We then asked Becky to describe how Mar-Bal has helped her with career development, Becky said, “Since coming to work for Mar-Bal, I have worn many different hats. With all the different positions, this has given me a wealth of experience in all aspects of working in an office environment.”
We wanted to understand more about Becky and her life outside of Mar-Bal as well. She described her favorite home-cooked meal as “either my son or daughter’s lasagna with cheese bread.” Admittedly, that does sound delicious! When asked to name someone that she looked up to and provide a reason why, Becky outlined, “I admire my sister-in-law, Linda. She has been through breast cancer, lost her father at an early age and has a son with two liver transplants. She and my brother have been through a lot but she always sees the glass as half full.”
Becky told us that her favorite vacation spot is Marco Island, Florida – anywhere that has water, sunshine and a beach. She also told us that her favorite TV show is NCIS – any of those series – as she loved the TV drama theme.
When we asked Becky what she liked to do outside of Mar-Bal, Becky was quick to respond, “I LOVE spending time with my 3 granddaughters, ages 9,7 and 5. We do lots of fun things together making memories.”
THANK YOU Becky for sharing your experience and life with us – we are honored to serve with you as a Mar-Bal colleague!