Celebrating Team Tropical: Donnie

November 15, 2018

Donnie Byers, Truck Driver

In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical Foods better. Meet Donnie who is a truck driver out of our Charlotte headquarters. He celebrates 22 YEARS with the company this week!

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

I have worked for Tropical for 22 years. I drive Tropical trucks, making deliveries, loading and picking up products, maintaining the upkeep of my truck and communicating with customers.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

I really enjoy communicating and working with customers.

What project/success are you most proud of here?

I am proud of being able to withhold my job for 22 years, free of accidents.

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

It was very exciting when we got the delivery trucks. I remember when we were making deliveries in vans in the early days.

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

To be able to continue doing my job to the best of my abilities before I retire from Tropical Foods.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

PE teacher or football coach

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

My older brother John Byers

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

I can draw & paint very well.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Idris Elba

Tags: anniversary spotlight, company culture, donnie byers, tropical foods

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