Current Business & Job Title: Owner, Espos Diesel Performance & Carbide Self-Storage
Hometown: Peru, New York
Age: 31
Education: High School, Military Training
Community Involvement: Board member for Peru Snowmobile Club, active military reservist

Coming from a hard-working family of family businesses, it is no wonder that Ryan Esposito would find his way to owning two businesses in his young career. Continuing his military service with the Air National Guard, Ryan has a mastery of service to both customers and country.

How do you contribute to the culture of your company?
Mentoring and providing mechanical knowledge to my subordinates and teaching them a valuable trade they will appreciate in their future.

What are you doing to make a difference in your community?
Espos Diesel offers honorable and trustworthy diesel truck repair services giving customers a courteous and reliable source to count on when it comes to their diesel trucks.
Carbide Self-Storage offers a safe and secure indoor climate-controlled facility to store personal belongings when in need.

What is the single most important characteristic for success?

What is your biggest professional success?
Purchasing my commercial property located at 144 Carbide Rd and taking the risk to grow and develop it.

What important lesson have you learned in your career?
Balance and time management.

What is your dream job?
I already have it!

How has COVID-19 impacted you professionally and personally? What are you doing differently?
Fortunately, we had no impact. We were able to maintain operations and work through the slow times.

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken?
Separating from active-duty military in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida to move home and start a business in Plattsburgh.

What is something that no one would guess about you?
I am still enlisted in the Air National Guard, 109th Scotia, NY.

Write a note to your younger self…
Save your money, toys will come later.

What can the North Country do to make this region more appealing to a younger generation?
Offer more trade schooling with hands on skills training. Work share opportunities for the younger generation will be imperative in the near future. We are losing the “drive” in our younger generation. Less handouts, and more hands on.