Kimberly Toche, Human Resource Director
As the human resources manager at Bay Wood Products, Kimberly Toche does more than explain and promote the generous benefits packages offered by the company doing business in Baldwin County since 1994. She also is responsible for seeking out talented team members, coaching existing staff, and working to develop the potential of the more than 120 men and women who make the wooden pallet manufacturing company thrive.
"Every day presents a new challenge as does every stage in the growth of the company," Toche said. "In the four years I have been here, the progress has been expansive. I really enjoy the challenges this environment presents and being a part of it."
Toche has earned over 22 years of experience in human resource management roles to include; experience working with defense and government contractors, big box retailers and international distributors. She said her role with Bay Wood has been gratifying: "I truly believe in the company, the people and the products and feel valued for the part I play in the company’s successes."
Knowing she is helping others succeed motivates Toche: "I like to think that I make a difference, whether it is helping a new employee attain job success they never believed possible or being a sounding board to those who face challenging situations that affect their work life."
A Baldwin County native, Toche attended Faulkner State University. Her community involvement includes taking part in local animal rescue efforts and Habitat for Humanity projects. She and her husband of 25 years have two adult children. The couple enjoys training for marathons, hiking and cycling together.