Star City Six – Dirk Grenemeier
For over 70 years, Sadoff Iron & Metal (sadoff.com) has offered scrap metal recycling with prompt, professional service, competitive pricing, and environmental focus. Dirk Grenemeier is an account representative at Sadoff Iron & Metal.
Tell us a little about your business.
We’re known for our integrity, building trust with customers as we help improve their processes and bottom-lines. We call our unique approach, “Down to earth recycling,” meaning we combine our environmental responsibility with easy-going, customer-focused attention. We offer scrap metal recycling of non-ferrous metals and ferrous scrap, in addition to our reliable, sustainable e-recycling and data destruction services.
How did you get started in the business?
The majority of my career has been in management and customer service. I have done everything from route sales, customer service, and management. I was looking to join a company for more than just a job. I was approached about an opportunity to become a buyer at Sadoff Iron & Metal. After meeting with the management team, I realized the company, its culture, and employees were what I was searching for.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Taking time to recognize and manage my weaknesses as well as my strengths.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
When I see an employee has grown, improved, and developed themselves personally or professionally under my leadership.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my best friend Debbie for 33 years. We have two amazing children, Grahm and Cassie, one son-in-law named Jared, and a cat and a dog.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Meeting my wife and having children. It provided me the realization that life was about more than myself.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Sitting on the patio or dock at the cabin with a cigar in one hand and a scotch in the other. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, and golf.
Who inspires you?
Inspiration comes in many forms, both internally and externally. If I had to chose, it wouldn’t be one person, but instead anybody who has been able to become successful in spite of the challenges and struggles life presents; the ability to overcome adversity and succeed no matter how small the victory is.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My favorite quote is from the movie Tin Cup. “I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment…or the moment defines you.” – Roy ‘Tin Cup’ McAvoy.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
City Impact. I participate in their Gifts of Love program. This program is one of Lincoln’s largest and longest running Christmas outreach programs, providing Christmas with dignity to families in need.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Flight of the Old Dog by Dale Brown.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
MōMō Pizzeria & Ristorante.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
Phone: (402) 217-2149; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.sadoff.com.