Our Team

Bobby

BobbyHi, I’m Bobby.  My main job here at Hubbard Peanut Company is to make sure all of our bills are paid on time.  I also enjoy greeting customers who visit us in Sedley.

I like working for a ‘small’ family owned business.  I’ve worked for a large corporation and here I know that I’m cared for.

I drive an old, ugly 1995 Dodge Intrepid but I wish I  drove a Jeep Wrangler. 

I am a member of a bowling league, and enjoy going to ice hockey games and playing Fantasy Football.  I don’t do that at work though.

 

Ada

AdaI’m Ada.  It’s nice to meet you.  A favorite thing about working at Hubbard Peanut Company is building relationships with customers and that’s a good thing since my job is customer service.   Your confidence in my ability to fill your orders accurately is important to me. 

I am a huge fan of the Chicago Bears and one day I hope to run a marathon.  Other than that, I like sewing, photography, and painting with my children. 

The last movie I saw was “Turbo”  and  a dream  vacation is to go to Australia for a month.

 

Vernon

VernonOn Thanksgiving Day, Vernon Parker turned 70 years old. That in and of itself is always a milestone to be celebrated, but this season also marks his 50th year of employment with Hubbard Peanut Company! “All I know is that Vernon has been here forever,” said Lynne Rabil, company president, “and he was the very first full time, year round employee hired by my parents.”

“For fifty years, Vernon is the first person here in the morning and among the last to leave at night,” according to Rabil. “He fires up the cooker at 5:00 a.m. and gets everything rolling for the rest of the crew who comes in at 8:00 a.m. He is a role model for everyone here because of his strong and reliable work ethic.” Hubbard Peanut Company’s Production Manager, David Benton, says, “I’ve worked with Vernon for more than 20 years, and can easily say that I’ve never met a more dedicated employee. He cares deeply about the business, his co-workers and most importantly our customers, and is always willing to go the extra mile.”

Not only does Parker know everything there is to know about cooking Hubs peanuts, he can recall things that Rabil and her siblings can’t remember because they were younger. “He gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about the past. His institutional knowledge about our business is something I reference quite frequently,” according to Rabil. “Our family is definitely looking forward to celebrating with Vernon this week.”

Kaye

KayeHello, this is Kaye. May I help you? If that sounds familiar, it’s because I’ve been a customer service representative here for a very long time. I’m also in charge of training the seasonal telephone staff.

One of the best things about my job is my co-workers. I’m really happiest here when the season starts and our old friends return. I live in the country, love crab cakes, and one day hope to tour the New England states with my family. Did I tell you I am a proud new grandmother? I am a collector of miniature carousels and one day would love to own a horse from a real one. Yes, that’s my son and beautiful granddaughter riding one in the photo. Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do outside of work.

 

David

DavidFor more than twenty years I’ve been in charge of the production operation here at Hubbard Peanut Company and making sure we have everything on hand to meet your needs when you need it. I am one of the members of the management team here and work very closely with our president, Lynne. Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do when I’m not working but I also enjoy volunteering in my children’s activities. I was on our local school board for a long time. I think what I like best about working here is the family atmosphere and working for a company that cares about its employees. My astrological sign is Leo. Maybe that’s why I would be a lion if I were an animal.

 

Jeff

Jeff HallHello! I’m Jeff. I am the assistant production manager… with a very important responsibility here at Hubbard Peanut Company. I am the coordinator for our Food Safety and Quality Plan. As a food company engaged in processing Hubs Virginia peanuts, safety is of paramount importance and we are committed to providing high quality and safe food to customers around the globe. We work every day to earn your trust and confidence and continue to benchmark our processes against the Global Food Safety Initiative. Our goal is to protect our employees and customers from harmful conditions throughout the complex supply chain…all the way from seed to snack.

Personally, I was born and raised in this area. After graduating from Virginia Tech, my wife and I lived in Maryland, but moved back home to raise our daughter and son. I’m lucky enough to live within a few minutes of where I work at Hubbard Peanut Company. I love Hubs peanuts, but my mom’s fried chicken can’t be beat.

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