Concrete Garb Episode 05: Steve "The Professor" Wobken
This episode of the podcast, we bring you a good friend and colleague, Mr. Steve "The Professor" Wobken. Steve started his concrete career as a concrete labor and has worked his way up to Regional Sales Manager for Ash Grove Cement Company. Steve is a past recipient of the NC&AA Presidential Award and our technical guru for solid concrete advice.
7:00 A little of Steve's background
10:00 A typical day in the life of a cement salesman
11:30 Relationships are everything
14:00 Concrete culture
17:00 Soul Searching
20:35 It's no skin off Steve's butt
21:55 Are you tough enough to be sexy?
23:05 What kept you in the biz
24:00 Cowboy up!
25:53 Getting back on track...the biz
27:45 Getting in the mix
30:53 What's affecting the industry?
35:20 Limestone Cement
37:55 Would you recommend concrete as a career?
40:24 What advice would you give your great, great grandkids?
41:00 Who has been your biggest influence in your professional career?
41:40 Steve wants to fly...
42:10 Closing comments