MEET THE HEAD NUTS

JEFF WILLIAMS

Operations

Jeff graduated from the University of Toledo and during his senior year helped start a Portfolio Management company which traded high net worth individuals’ retirement accounts and was eventually bought out by his partner. From there Jeff worked at a consulting Firm and eventually went to work full time for one of his clients until buying into Bassett Nut Company in 2013.

Aside from his career, Jeff is a dedicated volunteer, who is highly engaged in his community. Currently Jeff is a Board Member of the University of Toledo Alumni Association as well as the Treasurer Board Member for iLEAD Spring Meadows Charter School. In his past he has sat on the Toledo Area Small Business Associations Board and was a Chairman for EPIC Toledo. In recognition of his career and community involvement Jeff was awarded the prestigious Toledo 20 under 40 award.

In his spare time Jeff enjoys boating and you can usually find him and his family docked at Catawba or on one of the many islands of Lake Erie.

LARRY ROBBINS

Sales

Though born in Detroit, Larry has been a Toledo resident since the age of 12, and has adopted the Glass City as his own. After graduating from the University of Toledo, he jumped right into a career in sales, including experience in retail, wholesale and dealer distribution channels.

Despite being a natural salesman, Larry’s lifelong passion has always been his music, and has a stint in his past playing gigs as a vocalist and guitar player. If he weren’t at Bassett Nut, he’d be playing full time in an aging rock and roll band. In industry circles, he is still known as “the singing nut guy” based on his popular advertising Youtube videos.

For decades, his energy, creativity and motivation to make people feel good has fueled both his music and sales careers. With sweet treats or sweet tunes, Bassett Nut has become the ideal outlet for a man who never ceases to put smiles on people’s faces.

LINDA WHITSON

Production

Linda is a native Toledoan, being born and raised on the west side of town, and has been married for 36 years. She started at Bassett Nut as seasonal help back in the winter of 1992, and has been with us ever since. Her attention to detail and artistic eye has given birth to many of our most creative and fun ideas, and she continues to impress with new ways to make food gifts fun.

Her favorite thing to do outside work is watch her grandchildren’s sports and school activities, bowling, golfing, and participating in classic car shows with her and her husband’s vintage 1950’s cars. If Linda wasn’t at Bassett Nut, she’d be traveling the USA from coast to coast with her husband, in their 1955 Chevy Belair Convertible, soaking up as much fresh air and sunshine as she could.

JOYCE MYERS

Accounting

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Joyce is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in marketing. She has been with the Bassett Nut Company for over 28 years, and heads up our accounting department.

Outside of work, Joyce enjoys reading, especially mysteries and biographies, golf, and bowling. She is also a loyal Ohio State Buckeyes fan, and looks forward to football season every year. Her dream vacation is to someday take an Alaskan cruise and see the sights of the great white north.