When Kenny Lund talks about his love of the transportation and logistics industry, what he is really talking about is his love of people. His support, determination, and passionate and analytical eye have changed the way our industry moves and shakes. As one of the first larger-than-life personalities I met in this industry, Kenny has taught me the power of relationships and staying true to your values. As we can all assume, the man is more than meets the eye. So, what is behind that awesome smirk you ask? A LOT. Take a gander yourselves as Kenny Lund joins us for the 67th edition of our IF List.
IF you were taking a cross-country trip in Big Al and could take along anyone for the ride, alive or passed, who would you bring with you as a co-pilot?
Captain Edward Victor Baranski, my grandfather, who was in the Office of Strategic Services and captured and killed at Mauthausen concentration camp in WWII. So many questions.
IF you could amplify one of your senses, which one would it be and why?
Taste. It is used every meal—think about how good a fresh, ripe peach would be in the summer with improved taste!
IF the zombie apocalypse were upon us, who would you take with you to go hunt zombies?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I would do a Kevin Hart impersonation the whole trip—so fun.
IF you could invent anything what would you invent?
An everyday-use jetpack.
IF you could spend your life never sleeping, what would you do with the extra hours in each day?
Spend more time with family.
IF you had three wishes, but they had to be granted for other people, what would you wish for and for whom?
Bountiful crops for farmers, reliable trucks for drivers, and recognition for all in the supply chain.
IF everyone had to watch one movie of your choosing, what would it be?
The original Star Wars—but they would have to watch it at the same age I was when I saw it in 1977. It changed everything. The controversial answer? Unplanned. My mom was an executive producer, and that movie has actually saved lives.
IF you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Invest in Apple, Tesla, and Google, and get married younger (to the same girl, of course)!
IF you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it consist of?
Filet Mignon cooked on a pellet grill, salad, and peach cobbler with ice cream.
IF you could live a day in the life of anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln—but not the day he went to the theater.
IF someone wrote a song about you, who would perform it and what would the title be?
“Leave People and Places Better Than You Found Them” by Neil Diamond.