Employee Spotlight


Our Employee Spotlight this month is Mark Hertel.

My name is Mark Hertel, I am married with three children - all boys (16, 13, and 10). I am from Evansville, born and raised. I am the newest member of the Tenbarge team, the Purchasing and Logistics Adminstrator. 

Interests and Hobbies:

Huge Sports Fan (St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals , eBay, , , buying and selling, Collecting Vintage Toys, Playing Guitar, Graphic Design, and Coaching my boys at school.

How have you liked working for Tenbarge so far:

I have really enjoyed my three months with Tenbarge so far. It is so nice to be a part of a company where you are more than just a number. Everyone that I have met at all of the locations have been great. It is a great work environment!

Were there any challenges faced learning how to adapt to your new job:

The biggest challenge is learning all of the products and their usage. However, it is great to have someone like Kent to shadow and train with to help learn about everything.  

What caught your attention the most about wanting to come to Tenbarge:

The opportunity to apply all of my strengths and experience to a new and challenging position outside of the corporate, retail box store environment. It is so difficult to apply your experience to a different field and I appreciate Chad taking the chance on me and giving me the opportunity to do that.

What would you consider your biggest achievement (professional or personal):

Graduating College, being nominated for the CVS Paragon Award, and taking the risk to leave my store manager position with CVS and join the team here at Tenbarge

What past experiences have you had that will help in you success at Tenbarge:

I have 25 years of Retail management experience with Target and CVS in inventory control management.

How would you describe Tenbarge Seeds in a few words:

Focused, Fun and Family

What is your go to happy hour drink of choice:

I’m pretty simple, , , beers! Notice that’s plural!

Do you have a favorite quote or motto you live by:

I have a few:

“A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.” Joe DiMaggio. 

“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” John Wooden. 

“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” Shaquille O’Neal. 

“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” Teddy Roosevelt.