First & Last Name Ethan Schroeder
Company Truck Center Companies
Title/Occupation Truck Sales
Phone 402-677-2086
Tell us about your family. Sarah and I have two daughters, Sadie and Scout. Ages 2 and 5mo. We live on an old farmstead NE of Beatrice, NE.
What would be the theme song of your life right now? Roll On – Alabama
What are you currently reading or listening to? Nick Bahe & Bo Ruud Husker Football Podcast
Name a recent movie you watched that blew you away? I don’t watch much TV or movies – but my daughter is a big Moana fan. We’ve watched that movie at least 100 times.
Best restaurant you’ve ever been to? Casa Bovina
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ribeye or Elk Steak
Favorite place you’ve traveled? Yakima, Washington
What did you want to be when you grew up? Dentist
Where are you from? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Papillion, NE. Went to Doane for college where I met my wife. We decided to raise our family in Southeast Nebraska – the area she was born and raised.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? I’ve had multiple side hustles over the years including woodworking, tile, mowing lawns, and filming wedding videos.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done? Getting my CDL weeks after having never been in a semi-truck in my entire life.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? 3D Archery Tournaments
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time? If you ask my wife, I have far too many hobbies. Archery whitetail hunting, open water and ice fishing for walleye, raising chickens, slow pitch softball and golfing.
Who is someone who’s made a big impact on your life? Why? Greg Reitmeier – Truck Center Lincoln’s General Manager. Greg introduced me to the trucking industry, something I had never considered or thought of growing up.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Jim Shockey – because he travels the world to experience hunting opportunities.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? Elon Musk
What do you/did you love the most about your job? The ability to meet successful and hard working business owners in and around Nebraska. Finding solutions for them that make their businesses more successful.
What experiences and past roles have led you to where you are today? Playing college baseball helped form a discipline and competitive spirit that translates well into the business world.
What career advice do you live by? Who gave it to you? Make sure your word is good. If you say you are going to do something, do it. And – answer your phone when someone calls.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Why? I’d love to sit down and pick Matt Rhule’s brain. He is a proven leader of men despite the challenging and changing environment of college football.
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year? I’m working on being a better leader within our dealership.
What are your future goals and aspirations for your career? Continue to be the most reliable heavy duty commercial truck dealership in Nebraska.

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