#1 Cochran Team Member Profile

Each month, #1 Cochran profiles one of our team members.  This month, we get to know South Hills Hyundai Parts & Service Manager, Matt Gerlach.  Matt has been part of Team Cochran for just over a year:

  • My first job:  cook at King’s Family Restaurant when I was 15
  • Three things you’ll always find in my refrigerator:  Diet Coke, milk and Jalapeno peppers
  • My favorite movie: Old School … Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn are too funny
  • My favorite book:  anything by Stephen King
  • Favorite inspirational quote: “It is what it is” — unknown
  • If the story of my life was made into a movie, the actor who would portray me  would be:  Al Pacino
  • The most famous person I ever met:  Mario Lemieux … I played in two Coca Cola All-Star games with him and several other Penguins
  • When I was growing up, my friends called me: Gerlach
  • My favorite business for exceptional customer service:  Amazon.com … great deals and never have any issues
  • My  dream vacation:  Anywhere with white sand beaches, clear blue water, lots of sun and cold beverages
  • Favorite restaurant:  Cheesecake Factory
  • Favorite  entertainer: comedian Dane Cook
  • Dream car:  Chevy Corvette ZR1
  • Favorite home-cooked meal:  My wife’s stuffed shells with anything she bakes for dessert
  • You’d be surprised to learn the following interesting fact about me:  We have two Himalayan cats named Kitty Ruxpin and Fraggle, as well as a German Sheppard named Geno
  • Top three things on my bucket list:  Road trip through Canada with the Penguins, travel the country on hunting trips and retire to a house in the country where it’s quiet
  • If I could have dinner with any famous person, living or dead, I would choose to have dinner with:  The President of the United States to try to explain how working people live
  • The farthest destination from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that I’ve ever been to on this Earth was:  Riviera Maya, Mexico … on our honeymoon
  • Three things in life that I could do without:  stress, bills and angry customers
  • Favorite  coach ever, and why:  Life … it gives us a lesson every day that we can learn something from and become a better person

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