Help us welcome Scott Walthart, a recent addition to Stutsman Logistics! Scott is a Northeast Iowa native and started his career in agriculture before transitioning to the transportation/logistics world. Learn more about this new logistics specialist below!
What is your background?
I’m originally from a small town in Northeast Iowa named Quasqueton. I went to high school at East Buchanan in Winthrop, Iowa and then started at to Iowa State. I graduated from there in 1995 with a degree in ag systems technology. After moving around a bit, I finally settled on an acreage just north of Troy Mills, IA where I have lived for 18 years. I live 10 or less miles away from both of my sisters and my parents. My 16-year-old son is a sophomore at North Linn High School.
Where have you worked before Stutsmans?
Right out of college I worked for Sukup Manufacturing as their international sales manager, where I traveled overseas and across North America. Next, I worked for Kinze Manufacturing and traveled in the United States.
My experience in the transportation/logistics industry started with being a CRST fleet manager for four years. Then, I was at Morrison Trucking in Alburnett for nine years. Here, I handled dispatch, planning, and brokerage duties. I worked as a dedicated fleet manager at Hybrid Transit Systems for seven and half years before coming to Stutsman Logistics.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Being outside; hunting, fishing (especially at my dad’s place in Northern Minnesota), working in the garden, and boating. I like to cheer on the Cyclones, as well as cook and entertain.
What’s your favorite thing about the transportation/logistics industry?
It’s everchanging and progressive.
If you had to be a product that you work with, what would it be and why?
A sticky note; it’s handy, readily available, and useful!
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Either graduating college or the birth of my son.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be?
Reading people’s minds.
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Buy low, sell high, and don’t take any wooden nickels!
What’s at the top of your bucket list?
Go to Sicily, Italy for the food, wine, and weather.
What is your favorite family tradition?
We have themed Christmas parties where we eat, drink, and decorate to certain themes, like Mardi Gras, German, Italian, and Chinese.
Which Stutsman core value means the most to you and why?
Value Collaboration; I have fun talking and working with others.