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Manager Minute: Dustin Hoffman

ByLauren Willman


Meet… Dustin Hoffman!

Dustin Hoffman is the Customer Service Manager in Southern Wisconsin with Standard Electric Supply Co. He works out of Standard Electric’s Milwaukee, WI location. We asked Dustin ten questions to get to know him better!

What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

I enjoy woodworking, reading, or spending time with my family.

Who inspires you?

My grandfather inspires me. Having been born during the Great Depression and living through the infamous Dust Bowl, his life was not easy yet had a full life. Growing up as a farmer, rancher, cowboy, to serving in the Navy with the rest of his brothers in WWII, to raising and providing for his family. He worked hard and earned everything he had and I hope to one day be half the man he was.

What are you currently watching on Netflix/Some other streaming service?

The Goldbergs. It's about growing up in the 80s.

What is the first concert you attended?

John Michael Montgomery in Grand Rapids, MI.

What is your personal philosophy and how has it guided you?

Want it, Believe it, Live it, Become it. If you sit back and let life just happen it has a habit of passing you by. It is important to set goals, truly believe in yourself, followed by learning to live the change you want and ultimately becoming the change you envision. Change does not naturally come easy for me; however, by fixing my sights on what I hope to become I find much more success.

What is the one thing, you can’t live without?

My family, through thick and thin they’ve always been.

What is your favorite part of working at Standard Electric?

The culture; having experienced life outside of Standard Electric I really enjoy the close-knit community. In larger organizations, it’s easy to get lost in anonymity, where you only get to know the individuals you work with every day. However, here at Standard, I’ve built some great friendships across our business.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I’m a certified SCUBA diver and have dove in Taiwan.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Depends on how much we're talking, but if I hit the jackpot, I’d pay off my house followed by investing in my children’s future.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Why?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer. From his upbringing to then being one of the few voices willing to speak out against Hitler during World War 2 in Germany, I find the man fascinating.  The courage it would take to stand up not only after Hitler had already come to power at a significant personal price, but also the foresight to see the changes in Germany beforehand that lead to Hitler. His convictions ultimately lead to his death just as the war was ending.

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