KICE, Industries

Joe Holt

One of a company’s greatest assets is its people. Kice Industries is very fortunate to have gifted, dedicated, and customer-focused employees. We would like you to learn a little bit more about our people of Kice, both professionally and personally.

People of Kice: Joe Holt

IT Manager

 

 

Tell us a little about your day-to-day responsibilities?

My day-to-day responsibilities cover a wide range of I.T. related tasks:  Troubleshooting help desk items reported by users, server and network maintenance/administration, computer and server hardware replacement/upgrades, cabling, etc.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the diversity of my responsibilities the most.  As the primary person responsible for the company’s IT infrastructure, my job differs significantly from day to day.

 

Work Environment

What do you enjoy most about working at Kice?

Kice is a GREAT company to work for!  What really sets Kice apart from other companies is the family-first mentality.  The Executive team has a genuine concern for the well-being of all employees and their families and it really shows.  The way Kice handled the pandemic and prioritized the needs of the employees and their families was just a perfect example of this.

 

What have been some of your most challenging or rewarding on-the-job experiences?     

The most challenging aspect of my job is ensuring that software upgrades, security patches, and other maintenance that takes a system offline are done in a manner that impacts the users the least.

What are three words to describe Kice?     

Passionate. Friendly. Excellence.

Personal Side of Joe

Tell us a little about your family?   

I have been married to my beautiful wife Jessica for seven years and we have one child together:  Joe IV (3) and two stepchildren:  Carly (11) and Adam (9).

 Best place you have traveled to?

Munich, Germany – Oktoberfest!

If you could have dinner with two famous people, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

1)  Jesus Christ – Just to be in his presence and be able to ask all the questions about life and the world would be incredible.   2) George Washington – It would be so interesting to hear his thoughts on how our country has evolved and how it compared with what he envisioned.

People would be surprised if they knew (about me):

I am a member of Mensa.

What is the weirdest thing you have eaten?

Bird’s nest soup.

What is the one movie you will always stop and watch when channel surfing?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

What are your go-to activities outside of work?

Playing with my kiddos.

What was your dream job as a kid?

My dream job as a kid was to become a Surgeon, but my fear of needles put a stop to that dream pretty fast.

What is your biggest pet peeves?

People borrowing things and not putting them back where they go.

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