Meet Justin Cox, the sales manager at Aradius Group (aradiusgroup.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – Aradius Group is the premier partner for Print, Direct Mail and Marketing. We will be celebrating our 165th year in business this summer and are a staple in the community. We are built on decades of experience, growing and adapting with the latest technology, providing our partners with the tools to enable them to best serve their goals. Our expert team works hard to show everyone the power of print, the impact of direct mail and how to connect with your customer on a deeper level. We Make Print Relevant.
How did you get started in the business? – I started in sales in the printer and office technology in 2014. I had the opportunity to work with office and production print systems, VoIP Phone Systems and IT Management before joining Aradius Group as the sales manager in 2021.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Supply chain issues the past few years have been challenging for everyone. Fortunately, Aradius Group has an amazing team, continually thinking ahead to position ourselves to stay ahead of those challenges.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – The most important professional achievement for me would be the bonds that have been created between myself and my colleagues. Relationships are the foundation of success.
Tell us a little about your family. – I grew up in a small SW Iowa community as the oldest of three children and two amazing parents. My wife and I blended families almost four years ago and now have seven beautiful children at home and three grown children building families of their own. We are passionate about our faith in God and work hard to help those in need around us.
Who inspires you? – My family. My children teach me something new every day. My wife is the epitome of perseverance and unconditional love, motivating me to be a better father, son and husband. My parents and their unwavering love and support through the years has been a beacon of light and my siblings, who’s constant love is inspiring. Jesus Christ is my inspiration, my teacher and the anchor of my faith.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I love to spend time with my family creating memories, watching our children participate in sports/activities and going golfing with friends.
What local nonprofit organization are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I have the privilege of serving on the fundraising committee for The Paralyzed Veterans of America – Great Plains Chapter. We host an annual event to raise funds to support wheelchair athletics. My grandfather was a POW in WWII and I have the utmost respect for those who have served our country.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – My favorite book is The Bible, and the last good book I read was Atomic Habits by James Clear. This helped me to look at things through a different lens to acquire a positive and motivated mindset.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Dean Cox, my grandfather. He may not be nationally famous, but he is to me. He is a true American Hero and unfortunately suffered from Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s so I was not able to have those conversations with him when I was young.