Meet Tony Pofahl, Marketing and Sales Rep at ProTech (protechcb.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – We take a regular vehicle and turn it into a work vehicle. The solutions, such as shelving, ladder racks, flatbeds, dump bodies, etc., allow the end users to more effectively use their vehicles and increase organization and efficiency.
How did you get started in the business? – I was introduced to the owners by a friend when I was on the job search. I have always been into vehicles. The business and culture was a good fit.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Navigating Covid.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – That I’m always learning. It’s ongoing, I learn something new every single day and don’t plan to change that.
Tell us a little about your family. – I have been blessed with an amazing wife, an intelligent and talented daughter and a mini me of a son.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Meeting my wife.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Being outside. I love hunting/fishing, camping and golfing.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I enjoy tinkering. I enjoy pulling things apart that aren’t working and fixing them, particularly small engines.
Who inspires you? – My kids, every single day.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – I have two: One, if you don’t like it, change it. Two, you should expect what you tolerate.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Genuine.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – “My Kinda Living” by Hardy.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Photographic memory.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? -Working with my hands.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Professional fisherman.
What is your favorite TV show? – Yellowstone.
What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? Firebirds.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Not famous, but my Grandpa Roger.