25th Anniversary Employee Profile – John Woods

John Woods

This year is an important milestone for ProTrans International – 2018 marks our 25th year as a leader in the logistics industry. Over the past 25 years, ProTrans has stayed a steady presence in the industry and has found its niche in the 3PL and Consolidation market. To help celebrate this year we are celebrating 25 people who have dedicated years of service to help shape ProTrans into the organization that we know today.

Our featured profile today is of our Executive Vice President of Sales, John Woods. Mr. Woods has been with ProTrans for 19 years.

  1. What position(s) have you held since working with ProTrans?
    •   Sales consultant in California and El Paso, Border Sales Director, General Director of ProTrans de Mexico, and Executive Vice-President of Sales.

  1. What is one interesting fact about ProTrans when you started?
    • I was the youngest person in our sales department.
  1. What was the “hip” trend (clothing, hair, technology, food, etc.) when you started working at ProTrans?
    • The flip-open cell phones which we holstered on a clip to our belts.
  1. What was the last thing you heard or saw which made you laugh out loud?
    • Anytime I talk to Gary Cardenas.
  1. What hobbies do you enjoy?
    • Reading, exercise, traveling with family.
  1. Cats or dogs? Or other pets?
    • A dog
  1. What excites you so much that it keeps you awake the night before?
    • A big sales presentation.
  1. What is the one thing you have waited in line the longest for?
    • The Tijuana border crossing back to San Diego after 9/11.  I believe I waited over 4 hours.
  1. Since starting with ProTrans, what is the biggest change you have seen/experienced with the company?
    • The transition to Optimiz.
  1. What way has the industry changed since you started with ProTrans?
    • It is so much more technology and data-driven.
  1. What industry trends do you see emerging in the upcoming years?
    • More automation.  Maybe some level of autonomous trucks.
  1. What is the 1 thing in this world you are most proud of?
    • My family.
  1. What are you passionate about?
    • My faith, my family, and my work.
  1. If you could take a paid year off, what would you do with the time?
    • A church mission in Guatemala.
  1. What’s the most incredible view you’ve ever seen?
    • Acapulco bay at night.
  1. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
    • Best Buy
  1. If you could splurge on one must have item, what would it be?
    • Fruit
  1. What was the best concert you ever attended?
    • Luis Miguel
  1. What is your favorite sport? Team? And Sport’s moment in history?
    • College basketball.  Other than my alma mater, TCU, probably ASU and IU.  IU beating # 1 ranked Kentucky.
  1. What has compelled you to stay with ProTrans for as long as you have?
    • The people and the challenges.