His customers are food retailers in the Carolinas and Virginia who reach out to him when they’re ready to ‘reset’ their shelves in that aisle (insert arm wave). As a result, he’s an enlightened male who stays ahead-of-the-curve on health and beauty trends – face masks, hair masks, and coconut are in, FYI.
Taking on the role of Sales Manager for The Emerson Group in February ‘18 was about the professional development, yes; but, it was also about a couple other life things for Rohrbach.
Most importantly, it helped to support a sense of balance he was craving. The two-hour commute to Food Lion’s HQ in Salisbury, NC was tough – and time consuming. The new role has allowed him the space to not only work hard, but also stay balanced – he enjoys the symphony, art gallery crawls, and yoga. A former high school swimmer, he can now get back in the pool and do laps once a week, critical to his training for the Tri Latta Sprint Triathlon on June 9.
Ironically, the balance allows him to think more about who he wants to be and what he wants to stand for professionally. With that said, it always comes back to this.
“I want to learn and I want to lead,” he says. “That’s what I want to do.”
For those who know that leadership is about connecting with as well as helping and serving others, Rohrbach is your guy.
“Being a salesperson is really about being a connector,” he notes. “My whole job is asking you two things: What are you trying to accomplish, and how can I help you?’”
If that’s not learning and leadership, I don’t know what is.