Brian Loeffler ’11 VIDEO Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Spanish minor Career: Fastenal, Inc. Customs and Brokerage Manager Brian’s Story
Loeffler had plenty of choices when it came to college. He was undecided until
he visited Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis.
“I found a beautiful campus, strong
programs, and great people,” he said.
A business major with a Spanish
minor, Loeffler made the most of his experience. He spent a semester studying
in Barcelona, Spain, where he had the opportunity to travel to eight different
countries and to develop his Spanish skills. He also developed a deep interest
in international business.
“One of the events at Viterbo really
changed my life,” he said. “The Dahl School of Business welcomes many speakers
to campus, and one of them happened to be Will Oberton, CEO and President of
Fastenal. I approached him after his presentation and during the conversation
he asked if I was interested in an internship. I jumped at the chance. That was
my foot in the door to what has become an incredible job.”
Starting his career at Fastenal upon
graduating from Viterbo, Loeffler quickly rose through the ranks and is now the
Customs and Brokerage Manager at Fastenal, a Fortune 500 industrial supply
“I am living a good life and am
earning a good living,” he said. “Viterbo transformed my life academically,
personally, and professionally. I could not be happier with my decision to
attend Viterbo University.”