Details matter to Sam Anderson, whether he’s running a multimillion-dollar trucking and logistics company or winning tournaments as a professional fisherman.
As president and CEO of Bay & Bay Transportation, which offers both truckload and third-party logistics services, he’s led growth that has placed the Rosemount company among the nation’s top 250 carriers, according to a trade publication.
As a pro angler, Anderson, 39, took home a $35,000 fishing boat after catching nearly 100 pounds of walleye to win a tournament in August on the Lake of the Woods.
“I’ve grown up in the trucking business and I grew up in fishing,” said Anderson, who followed his father — David B. Anderson, a legend in walleye tournament angling, who died unexpectedly in 2009 — into both pursuits. “There’s a parallel between fishing and business, and life in general. All kinds of little details add up to being successful. Oftentimes they’re the basics, not some razzle-dazzle, get-rich-quick type things. If you focus on the basics and execute them better than anybody else, you’re going to be really successful.”
Article by: TODD NELSON, Special to the Star Tribune