Ever wonder about the people behind our delicious pastas? Who the person in the factory making all that pasta? Meet Ivica Babic!!!!
My job title is…
Operations Manager- I receive the raw product and schedule pasta production. I also maintain all of the equipment and pasta making machinery. I train the manufacturing and shipping teams and perform quality control tests on all products. I’ve been with The Pasta Shoppe for over 20 years. When I first started we were making 200lbs of pasta/day on a single machine. Today our production capacity is over 10,000 lbs of pasta/day.
John came to the United States Catholic Charities to look for workers and both my wife Dubi and I were hired. In my previous life, I was an Architect in Sarajevo.
When I’m not at the Pasta Shoppe, I’m….
Spending time with my grandson, watching soccer or going to car shows.
My favorite team/sport is…
Soccer! I love watching the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League. I’m a Messi fan and I also like Ibrahimovic. I also love Formula 1 racing. Ferrari all the way. Go Hamilton!.
Morning person or night owl?
I’m a morning person. Most days I get to the plant before 5:30AM!!!
I have two sisters. I am the middle child.
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Bosnia, my former home.
My best subject in school was…
Math. I am also speak several languages. …I’m speak fluent English, several Croation languages and Russian. I understand a lot of Spanish but am not fluent.
If I won the lottery I’d….
- Buy a Ferrari.
- Buy a Lamborghini
- Buy a Porsche…..
The most beautiful thing I’ve seen is…
My 2 year old grandson. Noah.
My favorite pasta is…
I’ve tried a lot of pasta over the years by many manufacturers but nothing rivals our Tri-Color Angel Hair Nests. They are beautiful and taste great!