Faces of Magnum:
When he’s not exploring the U.S. with his wife Deanne or playing with his grandkids, Rich can be found over at Magnum LTL collecting the dimensions like weight, and height of shipments to make sure LTL is on the right course.
Tell me a bit about yourself, Rich!
I have been married ot my wonderful wife Deanne, for 31 years. We have two adult children, Kayla and Brandon, who have blessed us with 3 grandchildren. Adalynn who is 7 years old, Graham who is one, and Poe who is six months old.
After high school I went to the University of North Dakota, before I graduated from UND I moved to the Twin Cites in MN. I always wanted to get my degree, so after 5 years in the Twin Cities Area we moved to Fargo, ND so I could finish my College Degree at Moorhead State University. Working full time and going to school full time was challenging but worthwhile as I later received my degree in Marketing.
My hobbies include traveling and exploring anywhere and everywhere we have not been in the United States with Deanne. Enjoying time playing with my grandchildren, which always brings a smile to my face, and assisting my children, now that they are homeowners, with any project that they might have.
What is your current job title?
Director of Weights and Research
My typical day is making sure that Magnum LTL gets paid correctly for what is being shipped with Magnum LTL.
I along with others verify what shippers say they are shipping is actually what they are shipping. What this means is we check the weight of the shipments for accuracy, we collect the dimensions of the shipment and verify that the description of the shipment matches what was actually shipped. If we find a discrepancy, we make sure Magnum is charging the rate for what was actually shipped.
How long have you worked at Magnum?
I started working for Magnum in July of 2000, so nearly 22 years!
What is your favorite part about working at Magnum?
I have many things that would be my favorite part but to narrow it down, it’s definitely the people, both the ones I work closely with and anyone that works for any division of Magnum. I have met many new coworkers over my years here and have always found them willing to assist any way that they can.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out at Magnum?
This can be a fast-paced industry, but know that every one of the Magnum employees has been in your shoes before. If you have a question don’t be afraid to ask, there are many great people here that want you to succeed.
What’s something that might surprise me to know about you?
I was a Grand Champion in the Baking category Chocolate Chip cookies at the local 4-H fair when I was 12 or 13 years old. Another fun fact is that my daughter and her family live in the house next door to Deanne and I.
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