Company: Drake Inc., Waco, NE
Position: Vice President
Born: October 31 in York, NE
Family: Wife, Staci; yellow Labrador retriever, Beau
Years with company/industry: 14/14
Education: Diesel technology at Southeast Community College, Milford, NE.
Favorite hobbies/interests: Hunting, cooking, pre-World War II cast iron toys, socializing.
Favorite sports team: Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Favorite place to eat on the road: Bill’s Charcoal Grill, Wichita, KS; Jethro’s BBQ, Des Moines, IA; St. Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis, IN.
Favorite vacation spots: African safari, hunting anywhere, or Royal Caribbean cruise.
Best mentor: My late dad, Dave Drake, was in the industry for 42 years. He taught me the basics of how to operate a shovel, to sign a contract, and everything in between.
Favorite inspirational quote: “A diamond is nothing more than a chunk of coal that has stuck to its job.” – Malcolm Forbes
Reprinted from GRAIN JOURNAL March/April 2020 Issue
View this review and more in the Grain Journal March April 2020 magazine.