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 Lia Campos, Director of Account Management. Lia has been with ProTrans for 16 years! What position(s) have you held since working with ProTrans?
Service Center Representative, Facility Manager, Operations Manager, Corporate Materials Manager and Account Relationship Manager What is one interesting fact about ProTrans when you started?
We had a very nice operation- service center- dedicated to Motorola, in a very small quaint Texas town called Seguin. Since it was in a very remote area, close to an auction farm, sometimes the team would go there and eat the best hamburgers ever, while we saw the farm animals! What was the “hip” trend (clothing, hair, technology, food, etc.) when you started working at ProTrans?
Obviously the burgers across the street!! What was the last thing you heard or saw which made you laugh out loud?
I had my brother on the phone, and by mistake – via snapshot- the phone was changing his face features, sometimes as a fairy tale princess with makeup. The funny thing is that he did not know why I was laughing so much at him… What hobbies do you enjoy?
Going to the gym, listening to Music. Cats or dogs? Or other pets?
One cute- white small poodle and his name is Johnny. What excites you so much that it keeps you awake the night before?
When I have family members come over to visit!! What is the one thing you have waited in line the longest for?
Sometimes the check points at the airports Since starting with ProTrans, what is the biggest change you have seen/experienced with the company?
I have been very fortunate to see the company grow- I remember when we all knew pretty much each other. Now days It is difficult- I think though is a positive! I had my first interview at the Laredo center when it had probably 5 to 10 employees- wow – now it is our biggest center and very proud of it What way has the industry changed since you started with ProTrans?
before Customers expectations were to receive the product on time and damage free at a low cost- now , Customers expect the service provider to provide additional services as to how to improve their network, how do we become more efficient and how can we bring better value than other providers. What industry trends do you see emerging in the upcoming years?
Increased demand to deliver goods with decreased transit times, while keeping costs down. What is the 1 thing in this world you are most proud of?
My beautiful kids What are you passionate about?
Definitely work If you could take a paid year off, what would you do with the time?
Visit family all over the world. What’s the most incredible view you’ve ever seen?
The Swiss Alps- from the top of the Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Home Goods If you could splurge on one must have item, what would it be?
Food- but cannot do it What was the best concert you ever attended?
Carlos Vives- Tropical music!! What is your favorite sport?
Basketball What has compelled you to stay with ProTrans for as long as you have?
I love my company and, like with everything there will be times of challenge, but I made the decision to make of ProTrans my career, I am loyal for good and for bad. I love my management team; I feel they do listen to feedback from their fellow employees. I have also never taken my job for granted and that has kept me challenged and eager to continue to do my best.