Recently, Matthew J Brosious was nominated for The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 Heroes at Work award. The Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 Heroes at Work Awards aim to recognize Tampa Bay area veterans who, through their professional and personal efforts, are making a positive impact throughout the community.
Thirteen honorees were named for this year’s program, a number more exclusive than last year’s twenty honorees.
Matthew J. Brosious is both pleased and honored to be an honoree for the TBBJ’s 2017 Heroes at Work award and says he plans to make it a habit to be the type of hero worthy of an award this honorable.
Before Matthew J. Brosious was the CEO and founder of FreightCenter, he was an Airborne Ranger at Aco 2nd Ranger Battalion where he proudly served his country for 3 years.
TIME SPENT AS A RANGER
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and flexible force, capable of conducting many complex, joint special operations missions. Today’s Ranger Regiment is the Army’s premier direct-action raid force. Each of the four geographically dispersed Ranger battalions is always combat ready, mentally and physically tough, and prepared to fight our country’s adversaries. Their capabilities include conducting airborne and air assault operations, seizing key terrain such as airfields, destroying strategic facilities, and capturing or killing enemies of the nation. Rangers are capable of conducting squad through regimental size operations and are resourced to maintain exceptional proficiency, experience and readiness. The Regiment remains an all-volunteer force with an intensive screening and selection process followed by combat-focused training. The 75th Ranger Regiment is a proud unit and a team of teams – serving the nation.
LIFE AFTER THE MILITARY
After serving time in the military, Brosious took on the world of entrepreneurship by the horns and gave the 3PL industry a run for its money when he opened FreightCenter in July of 1998. Brosious had worked in his family shipping business and noticed how many packages they were turning away because they were simply too big. This sparked the question, what if we don’t have to turn them away? Brosious went off to create FreightCenter, and the rest was history. After 19 years in business, FreightCenter has recently opened a parcel division so that we can now accept small parcel packages in addition to our typical freight shipments. Taking a dive back to our roots, no shipment is too small or too large for FreightCenter.
Matthew’s entrepreneurial mindset is the backbone behind the core of FreightCenter. His natural ability to build relationships along with tenacity when working with various carriers during the beginning steps of the company’s existence has transformed the company to where it stands today. It is this perseverance to work and establish relationships and deeper discounts that has translated into continuously larger savings for the customer and allowing the company to flourish in the manner that it has through the years.
After all he has accomplished, it would be wrong not to consider him a hero in all aspects. Even while running a successful 130 employee third-party logistics company, Brosious still finds time to be a husband to his wife and a father to his children. Philanthropy is another core value of Matthew’s as he promotes and encourages employees to participate in local and global programs to help the less fortunate. A few examples include: Toys for Tots, Books4Kids, Flint Water Crisis, Walk to End Lupus, and so much more.