Team Member Profile: David LaPosta

David is a Sales Consultant at #1 Cochran Buick GMC of Robinson and has been part of Team Cochran for about a year.

  • First job:  washing cars for my dad’s car dealership
  • Three things you’ll always find in my refrigerator: diet Coke, cheese and leftovers
  • Favorite movie and why:  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade … I like the father-son relationship between Harrison Ford and Sean Connery
  • Favorite book and why: The Bible… reading the Bible gives me hope and inspiration
  • Favorite inspirational quote:   “Don’t try to be a great man,  just be a man.” – Zefram Cochrane (Star Trek character)
  • If the story of my life was made into a movie, the actor who would portray me would be:  Jeff Bridges
  • The most famous person that I’ve ever met was:  Telly Savalas at a hotel in Los Angeles
  • When I was growing up, my friends called me: Dave
  • My favorite business for exceptional customer service:  LaPosta Oldsmobile & Pontiac, because I was in charge of customer service
  • My dream vacation:  Hawaii … my wife and I have always wanted to visit these beautiful islands
  • Favorite restaurant:  Dingbats … best steaks and variety of foods
  • Favorite entertainer: Dean Martin … I grew up watching his variety shows and celebrity roasts.  My entire family watched him on TV many times.  I also like the local connection, since he is from nearby Steubenville, Ohio.
  • Favorite home-cooked meal:  my wife’s lasagna
  • Dream car:  KITT from Knight Rider … a Pontiac Trans Am
  • Secret vice:  snack food addict and watching old science fiction TV shows and movies
  • You’d be surprised to know the following interesting facts about me:  I married my wife twice on the same day in two different churches.  One service was at 1:00 pm at my wife’s Baptist church, and the second service was at 3:00 pm at my Orthodox church.  We had the reception at 5:00 pm for about 515 people.  We’re still married after 26 years together.
  • Top three things on my “bucket list”:  (1) win the lottery, (2) buy a helicopter, (3) take my wife on a second honeymoon to Hawaii
  • The farthest destination from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that I’ve ever been to on this Earth was:  Los Angeles, California
  • If I could have dinner with any famous person, living or dead, I would choose to have dinner with:  Ronald Reagan, because I consider him one of the finest presidents of the US.  He was a wise, strong leader and the country prospered under his presidency.
  • Three things in life I can do without:  (1) texting, (2) taxes, (3) telemarketers
  • Favorite coach ever and why: Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers … he led the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins


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