John G. Higbe, 2009 Honoree

Vice president of IT
Landstar System Inc.
Jacksonville, , Fla.
First job:
Plumber's helper
Most valuable career advice:
"Don't be a plumber."
Favorite vice:
Ice cream
What do you love about IT?
"Different problems always have to be solved with teamwork."
Favorite gadget:
Super Cyclone Rake
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
Vince Lombardi, Joe Gibbs and Urban Meyer
Passions outside of work:
"Faith, family and Florida Gator football."
Your recreational best:
"An 18 golf handicap when I was much younger.
What's in your MP3 player?
James Patterson audiobooks
Twenty years ago, I was...
"Younger and had more hair."
What about you would surprise the people you work with?
"My first choice was to become a dentist, but my first year of chemistry put an end to that dream."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"My leadership philosophy is contained in my favorite quotes from two books on team-building. They are "No one of us is as smart as all of us," from View All 2009 »