February 2024 Employee Spotlight

Meet our February Employee Spotlight, Kammie Metters! Kammie is a part of our Hydraquip Houston team. Let’s get to know her better:

What is your role? Briefly describe what you do.

“Operations Assistant – pulling strings and pushing buttons.” 😊

Who/what inspires you?

“My daughter is my ultimate inspiration. She fuels my drive, determination, and resilience, instilling in me a relentless pursuit of success. Her presence has transformed my perspective, renewing my purpose and commitment to continuous improvement.”

If you had to pick one strength you bring the to team, what would it be?

“I am unmistakably a Taurus.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“What is free time? Where do you get this?”

If I could learn how to do one thing, what would it be?

“I want to learn ALL the things! Absolutely, everything. Fun Fact? Count me in! New regulations or guidelines? Let me find a pen!”

Where were you born?

“Texan by birth and by heart!”

What’s the best thing about your job?

“In operations, I get a backstage pass to the show. I get to see a little snippet of each department and watch as it all comes together.”

What’s been one of your proudest moments at EOHI?

“Stay tuned. I am just getting started.”

How do you define success?

“Viewing failure as an opportunity rather than a dead end is key. If you extract lessons and insights from each experience, setbacks become moments for reflection, adaptation, and growth. Recognizing that success and failure are intertwined, and fully embracing them both, will lead you to a level of success many will never reach.”

EOHI Employee Spotlight: July 2019

EOHI is filled with dedicated employees. This employee spotlight series highlights our talented individuals who work with us. For July, we’ve chosen to highlight Toney Tolbert, our Production Coordinator for Hydraquip at our Houston office. We asked Toney some questions to get to know him better and to see why he enjoys being a part of our EOHI family.

What is your role at Hydraquip? Briefly describe what you do.

“I am the Production Coordinator (in Houston Texas). I manage the entire Hose and Couplings department with a team by overseeing all daily operations. Our department produces hydraulic kits for various customers in the area. On average, we produce 2,500 hoses a month.”

Who/What inspires you?

“Tim Nichols, Hydraquip President, because he has respectable qualities that make him a great President and I try to display his qualities of integrity and loyalty throughout my daily life. Gordan Shellhaas, former Vice President of Hydraquip, also inspires me because he moved up through the ranks to become a top performer with excellent leadership qualities. I aspire to grow into a leadership role.”

Where were you born?

“I was born and raised right here in Houston, TX.”

If you had to pick one strength you bring to the team, what would it be?

“My ability to multitask in different roles such as shipping, inside and outside sales. I provide a lot of versatility to the team.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“I’m a home body. I enjoy watching Netflix, specifically shows like Narcos and Ozark. When I’m not relaxing with Netflix, I like to work on cars.”

What’s the best thing about your job?

“I love the flexibility about my job. It is cool being trusted with certain tasks and not having a supervisor worrying about whether the job will get done.”

What’s been one of your proudest moments at Hydraquip?
“One of my proudest moments was when James Cooper, Account Manager, chose for me to go on my first outside sales call with him. We worked a full 24 hours that day. Having his trust and faith in me to get everything done correctly with a huge client was something I’ll never forget.”

If you could learn how to do one thing, what would it be?

“I wish I knew foreign languages, especially French. I always admire people I see or meet who are speaking different languages and think it would be cool to be able to join in on their conversations in their language of choice.”

Thank you, Toney, for all your hard work and dedication to our company. We appreciation all that you do!