Logisticus Group is proud to introduce our new Business Development Account Manager, Preston Johnson. A Navy veteran, he’s been with us since December and primarily supports Director of Business Development Brian Evans + other leadership, as well as our marketing team. He’s a top-notch team player with excellent communication skills, intrinsic motivation + great character. Read our Q + A below to learn more about him and his role at our company. Then connect with him on LinkedIn if you haven’t already.
Welcome to the team, Preston.
Why choose Logisticus as your place of work?
“I love that Logisticus has its roots in servicing renewable energy projects. Not only is it wise economically considering the future of energy production, but I love the ethical implications.”
What are you hoping to accomplish at Logisticus?
“Here at Logisticus, our team has provided support to energy infrastructure projects throughout North & South America. However, we haven’t had any major projects here in South Carolina. I would love to work with our utilities partners and political representatives around the state to help build up our renewable energy infrastructure right here at home.”
How did you hear about Logisticus?
“A mentor of mine, who is a former Marine Corps Aviator and business leader in the Upstate, told me about the job opportunity over a breakfast meeting. I then met with an Executive at the Kidder Group, and she gave me more details about the opportunity here with Logisticus and the rest is history.”
Is this a new career path for you? Why did you choose it?
“In some ways yes. After serving 8 years in the U.S. Navy, I transitioned to a civilian career in Logistics. I’ve done some Account Management & B2B sales in the grocery industry, and then moved on to Supply Chain and Operations Management in the automotive industry. The biggest hurdle that I think I have with this choice of path is getting up to speed on the nuances of the energy industry. That’s also one of the things I find most fascinating about the job.
“In addition to my work in logistics, I’ve also worked on a few political campaigns here in South Carolina. My experience as a Campaign Manager and Surrogate lines up pretty well with my current Business Development/Sales role. When you’re working on a campaign you need to learn your candidate’s political platform inside and out so you can effectively communicate their objectives to the voters. I view my role here in much the same way, but the candidate is our company, the political platform is our service offerings, and instead of winning over voters we’re securing customers and building long term partnerships.”