Ben Cosenza CONNECTIONS Bio

Published On: June 21, 2017

Assembler

Years at Bay: 18

Quick facts:
Born & raised in Cleveland, has spent time living in four different West suburbs. Happily married and currently living in Rocky River.

What are three things you have a passion for?
Watching sports, taking naps and eating snacks (especially potato chips).

You have to give up one food forever and eat only one forever. What would they be?
Eat pasta forever and give up liver.

What are your proudest accomplishments professionally and personally?
Professionally – working 30 years on the railroad and 18 years at Bay Corporation.
Personally – raising two successful daughters.

What are your favorite things about Cleveland/NE Ohio?
The Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and Lake Erie.

Would you rather...
Eat a worm or go bungee-jumping?

Bungee-jumping – I can’t stand worms, snakes or anything that crawls or slithers.

Be a cat or a dog?
Dog – cats are too sneaky. One once clumsily knocked over a bunch of belongings when jumping onto a desk.

Only travel by mule or unicycle?
Mule – I don’t like riding anything with less than four wheels.

What was your favorite thing about your favorite vacation destination?

Vegas – seeing The Strip was a cool experience. What a neat place!

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A great criminal lawyer – I enjoyed watching cases on television.

What is one thing that nobody knows about you?
I had a chance to be a jockey when I was a student, but my parents said it was too dangerous and I was too young.

Who will be the next Cleveland sports team to win a championship?
The Indians. No doubt about it (barring no catastrophic injuries to key players).

If you could have the ability to teleport for one day, where would you travel?
Alaska – just not in the Winter.

If you could have the superpower of your choice, what would it be?
The ability to swim in and under the water for hours to watch and admire the marine life that we don’t get to witness every day.

Best and worst Summer job?
Best – caddying for a two Summers at Westwood Country Club (getting to play some free golf was a great perk).
Worst – working in a foundry in Cleveland… it was too hot and too hard of work for the summertime.

If you could have dinner with anybody, who would it be?
Donald Trump. I have a lot of questions to ask him…

What came first, the chicken or the egg?
The chicken (they were on the ark, right?).

After they make Styrofoam, what do they ship it in?
More Styrofoam!
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