Meet Andrew! He has been with Soren Transport just over a year. He has recently taken on a new role – Director of Corporate Development. We are glad he is part of the team and we are proud to spotlight him this month. Here’s a little bit about him:
How is Soren different than other companies you’ve worked for?
After spending 12 years in the Air Force and 4 years as a contractor for the Air Force, this is my first job not dealing with the Federal Government and its bureaucracy – and I love it!
Which Soren core value means the most to you and why?
Teamwork drives our success because I believe that the only way for me to achieve my potential is to be part of something greater than my self. I’ve been part of organizations where leadership, subordinates, and peers don’t see themselves as partners but more like challenges to be dealt with, and it’s toxic and demoralizing. I’ve also been part of teams that meshed well and were successful, which was incredibly rewarding on many levels. No matter where one fits in the team, if each member focuses on being them team player others want on their team by sharing the common vision and striving to excel at their role, then everyone wins in more ways than one.
Do you have any advice for new or potential Soren employees?
Dive in, get excellent at your role, and then be ready to adapt and evolve to keep up with the growth of Soren and industry forces.
Tell us a little about your family.
Stephanie and I have been married for 17 years and we have three children. Eva is 16, Leighton is 15, and Dean turns 13 this month.
Where is your favorite place to be?
In the mountains.
What is your favorite movie or TV show?
Movie: Interstellar TV show: The Office
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Homemade sourdough pizza
If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be?
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
A yacht, a personal chef, and scuba gear
People would be surprised if they knew …
When I was 4 years old, I fell out of the back of my dad’s pickup truck and got a rock the size of a small pea lodged in my forehead just under my hairline. Over the course of the next 25 years or so, it slowly dissolved completely away.