Our people move freight. These are their stories: John Florentine

John Florentine Polaris

John Florentine – Willoughby, Ohio

John keeps the rubber on the road in more ways than one!

John joined our team in June of 2016 and manages the daytime highway and city dispatch at our U.S. headquarters in Ohio. Reporting to terminal manager Tim Erich, John is very comfortable combining his planning and technology skillsets to keep communications in the forefront and our Polaris trucks running on schedule.

John has an interesting background. He served in the U.S. Navy out of ports in San Diego and Pearl Harbor. He held the rank of 3rd Class Petty Officer and was the helmsman on a submarine. That means he maneuvered in restricted waters and other conditions requiring precise steering. He did his duty with 130 crew members on board during the Gulf War. After serving 4 years in the Navy, John received his Associate of Business from Lakeland Community College. His career in Transportation started with Polaris and he is quickly approaching his one year anniversary.

John is an Ohio native and is married to Kelley, his wife of 12 years. John is an avid runner and is doing his part to raise funds for the American Legion in the upcoming Cleveland Marathon (26.2 miles) May 21, 2017. According to John, “I love the fast-paced environment, being on the Polaris team and part of a great company.”

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