Teammate Spotlight: Scott Barrett
Have you ever wondered what it takes to empower bakery operators or bakery teams? We pondered this same question and discovered a team built on diversity of thought and the collaboration of various life experiences is the formula for a winning team. Our teammate spotlight blog is the corner of our site where we highlight our team, what inspires them, and what they enjoy about working at AMF. Keep reading to learn more about Facilities/Safety Manager Scott Barrett.
What is your role at AMF Richmond, and how long have you been there?
I am proud to say that I joined AMF 4 years ago. When I started, I was hired as an Assembly Electrician. Through hard work and the opportunity for career growth, I was promoted to Facilities/Safety Manager in January of 2020.
What gets you excited about AMF?
Some of the things that stand out to me when I reflect on my time thus far are the care and concern we are shown by upper management. Working in an environment where it’s clear that we are cared about gets me excited to work here. In addition, I appreciate the fact that there are opportunities to volunteer, it is a team atmosphere, and AMF puts its people first.
What has been your most memorable experience at AMF?
A circumstance that had the most significant impact on my view of the company was when we lost a teammate from the assembly department. When I attended the wake for that teammate, I was touched to see many people from varied departments and roles in attendance. This gave me the feeling that not only did I work for a good company, but one that operated as a real support system in times of need. This experience confirmed that I am lucky to have a career with a company that is more like a family than a job.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Through my attempts to have an excellent work/life balance, I’m happy to say many unique, crazy, and amazing things happened to me. I’ve done stuff like zip-lining from the country’s highest zip line in Hunter, New York, and drove a convertible across the desert on old route 66. I’ve also experienced camping so deep in the woods I could hear a bear sniffing around my tent. I’ve felt the blistering heat of Death Valley, California, and sat at the summit of a mountain with the clouds below me. Sometimes, when I am swinging in my hammock at the highest point in Virginia (Mount Rogers), listening to total absolute silence is amazing to me. We only get one life, so my wife and I try our best to experience exciting, crazy, and unique things as often as we can.