Employee Spotlight: Inside Sales Team

Barbie Smith joined Carus in 1988 in the Accounting Department and has served in many roles including Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, and Staff Accountant. In 2003, Barbie joined the Sales and Marketing Team as a Bid Specialist and currently holds the position of Inside Sales Manager. In Barbie's free time she likes to work-out and enjoys time with her family and grandkids. Barbie also likes to cook and finding new plant-based whole food recipes. 

Samantha Pumo began in the Finance department as an Accounts Payable Clerk. In 2001, she joined the Sales and Marketing Team as the Customer Support Rep and was then promoted to Senior Customer Support Rep. Samantha currently holds the position of Bid Specialist. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, bowling, and spending time with family & friends. She is a self-proclaimed social butterfly.

Dylan Kemmerer is the Inside Sales Representative for Carus. Dylan’s 7 years of experience with Carus includes: Quality Control Technician, Lead Generation Specialist, and Technical Service Chemist. In Dylan’s spare time he is a Crossfit Coach at his local gym and enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn daughter.

Newcomer to Carus and the LaSalle/Peru area, Dawn Fox brings over 10 years’ experience working in various manufacturing industries. Dawn joined Carus in August 2019 as an Inside Sales Analyst.  In her role, she is responsible for evaluating customers needs, providing bid extensions while building and maintaining client relationships. Dawn's motto is “I believe in creating value for my clients and having a strong passion in what I provide." As a newlywed to a farmer, Dawn's downtime includes settling into farm life by cultivating her garden and caring for her animals.