Ryan Yocom is an Account Manager for our Cleveland Branch. While he’s only been at Star for a little over a month, his experience stretches far beyond that. Ryan has been in the transportation industry for twelve years and has held various positions within various companies. We are extremely thankful to have him on board.
Keep reading to learn more about Ryan!
What are three words to describe Star?
Safety, customer-focused, partnership.
How do you ensure workplace safety?
Pay attention to your surroundings, always be tentative.
What is your favorite TV show? Who’s is your favorite character and why?
It’s a toss-up between Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy. I would have to say Breaking Bad since I just finished the series for a second time. I wouldn’t say I have a favorite character on a show, but I like Jimmy Fallon. Some of the bits on his show are just hilarious.
Do you have a favorite movie line/quote?
There are so many good lines in Caddy Shack.
“I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.”
What is your favorite book?
Where the Red Fern Grows. It’s a book that brings back some good memories from childhood.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy going to the pool with the kids and playing a golf round whenever I get some free time–but with two little boys–there’s not much.
What is something people may not know about you? Do you have a secret talent?
I have been to every state except Alaska.
What is your greatest fear?
I would have to say drowning.
Where is your favorite place to be?
Any golf course…I have even golfed in the snow!
If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do?
I would have to get a Porsche Carrera GT.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would like to learn how to fly. It would be awesome to be able to be a pilot and fly anywhere you wanted.
Who inspires you?
My wife and two boys.
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Calvin Coolidge.
How do you define success?
If given a chance, who would you want to be/what would you want to do for a day?
A pilot for the Blue Angels. I feel the need… the need for speed!
What music genre do you like to listen to?
I will listen to just about anything. It all depends on what type of mood I am in and who is in the car with me.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chicken wings for sure!
What was the first concert you ever attended?
It was a Phish concert when I was in high school.
Dog or cat person?
Dog for sure. We don’t currently have a dog but hoping to get a puppy soon.
Pineapple pizza… yay or nay?
Yes, as long as ham is on there also!
Where are you from?