Corey Purifoy, Senior Distribution Center Manager, is a dedicated and influential leader here at Soligent. He has spent the past 30 years in various positions – US Military (Army), Manufacturing/Distribution Supervisor, Quality Manager, Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Fleet Manager and currently DC Manager for Soligent. Corey has been married to his lovely wife Dana for 23 years. They have 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 very spoiled dog named Sig.
When he is not managing the DC Operations in Orlando, FL, he likes to hang out with his family, golf, camp, travel, watch sports, and cook. His ability to solve problems, offer effective communication and leadership, and deliver quality work make him an outstanding team member, and we are grateful to have him as part of the Soligent family.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading a bit about Corey. To learn more, please read the questionnaire below.
What is your name?
What department do you work in?
How long have you worked at Soligent?
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Get Mad…Then Get over it. Do not let adverse facts stand in the way of making a good decision
What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day?
I think about something my mother would always tell me when I got frustrated growing up– God will not give you anything you cannot handle. So, keep your head-up smile and “Getter Done”
What’s a trip that changed you, and why?
A trip I took back in the mid 80’s to South Korea. As a young man it brought me to reality. Appreciate what you have because some of the simple things we may take for granted are cherished in other countries.
What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?
The opening of the Orlando DC. After shipping out the 1st customer full truck load – The smiles on the faces of the team were priceless. They were so proud and happy to be part of the Orlando Soligent team.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and rapeled out of a hovering UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, and I am not a big fan of heights.
What’s something you saw recently that made you smile?
My youngest grandchild that just turned 1 took his 1st steps when we visited early this month.
What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
I am really good at grilling and smoking meat. I have the Cadillac of grills and smokers.
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
From my Command Sergeant Major – when first made my Sergeant strips in the US Army “You are going to get a lot of advice of how to lead from all kinds of people Take that advice and apply what works for you and make your own approach to leadership but ensure to take care of your Soldiers and that no one is more professional than you”
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
You are the best Papa “Corey”
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
Relax in my backyard by the pool with my wife Dana and drinking something cold
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
Aaron Franklin – One of the best Pitmasters in the US.
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Calm, Loyal and Fun
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Hanging in my Backyard, Golfing, bike riding, watching sports or going to places with Live music
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for?
Professional Football – “Chicago Bears”
What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like?
What’s the first concert you ever went to?
What’s your favorite TV show—the one you’re always watching on repeat?
Sanford and Son
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Wanted Dead or Alive
What fictional place would you most like to visit?
The place in the Avatar movie
What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
What’s one totally irrational fear that you have?
When walking with someone never split the poles