TQL former college athletes spotlight: Bobby

Being a college athlete takes hard work and determination, and Total Quality Logistics counts many of these standouts as team members. We share their stories in this new feature. 

Bobby C. credits Youngstown State football with leading him to his career at TQL.

If he hadn’t played for the Penguins, then Bobby wouldn’t have roomed with a teammate who interviewed with TQL when they were seniors. The roommate urged Bobby to apply, and he did. He was hired as a Logistics Account Executive at Cincinnati headquarters in 2011.

Bobby didn’t know much about logistics then. He learned quickly.

“I was incredibly grateful TQL took a chance on me. It’s a hard job, but those who are willing to outwork the competition will typically find success. It has been a life-changing experience,” Bobby said.

He logged 12-hour days and surrounded himself with coworkers who shared his work ethic. His zeal for his career mimicked his dedication to becoming a standout offensive lineman.

Bobby, Youngstown State’s Jim Zdelar Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2010, started 30 of the 40 college games he played. He will forever hold onto memories of competing at Ohio State twice, Penn State twice and Pittsburgh throughout his career.

He was just as committed to his TQL career soon after. He refused to let anyone arrive earlier or stay later than he did. He had the market cornered on hard work.

Bobby stayed at the Cincinnati location for nearly seven years before moving closer to his hometown and leaving the company. He returned to TQL in 2021 and is now the Group Sales Manager of the Akron office.

“I learned at Youngstown State that nothing worthwhile is going to be easy and you need to prioritize what will help you reach your goals,” Bobby said. “It’s the same at TQL. If it’s really important to you, you’ll make it work.”

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