Landon Mullinax was born and raised in northern Alabama. After attend­ing Auburn University, he moved to Southwest Florida in 2010 and accepted a job with transportation and logistics provider Scotlynn USA. Now serving as the company’s gen­eral manager, Mullinax has made the most of his ground-floor opportunity.

“I was hired by Scotlynn USA in the company’s infancy, when we only employed six staff mem­bers,” he says. “Since then, I have directly witnessed the company’s growth from humble beginnings in a 1,400-square-foot room to over 200 employees spanning across four office spaces.”

When not at work, Mullinax also does volunteer work and competes in endurance racing.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Leadership is remembering that your peers are in your care and not at your service.