Working with ALS means you’re part of a family – not a corporate hierarchy. Our people are at the core of our success. We firmly believe the best investment you can make is in your people. The ALS commitment to talent is evident in each individual you work with on a daily basis and in the teams that will tackle the most complex solutions. We are dedicated to hiring and developing the smartest supply chain professionals the industry has to offer.

The family approach runs deep in our culture and is evident in the way that we interact with our co-workers, vendors, and customers. We have a genuine care for one another, and a competitive drive that moves us forward. This personal touch combined with an unwavering commitment to operational excellence is what truly sets us apart.

Executive Team

Joe Parker


Joe is the driving force behind ALS. Leading by example, he’s quadrupled the size of the company since 2004. He steers the company with a passionate belief in the power of amazing people, quality communication, process rigor, and effective implementation of useful technology. He’s been recognized by his peers with several accolades including the 2013 TMW Technology Award. Joe is… Read More…

Paul McDonald

Vice President of Business Development

Paul has over 30 years of end-to-end supply chain experience. Before joining Automated Logistics Systems, Paul spent 16 years of his career at Roadway Express, 7 years at Eagle Global Logistics, and 7 years at Menlo Worldwide Logistics. He is the leading expert on supporting multinational customers across the global logistics programs. Paul has broad exposure to… Read More…

Bob Ostrander

Vice President of International Sales

Bob specializes in sales and operations support for the vast array of ALS services. He’s an expert in border operations, brokerage, contract trans, and special projects. Bob’s responsibilities at ALS include; Outside Sales, Account Management, Operations management, and International Sales. Read More…

Justin Himebaugh


Justin graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting.  He brings 22 years of experience in Management Accounting in a variety of industries including Warehouse Management Software, professional services (civil engineering, environmental consulting and staffing) and economic development.  His dedication to continuous improvement has earned him the ROI Investment… Read More…

Erica Wertanen

Human Resources Manager

Erica received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ferris State University and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certificate.  She has over eighteen years of experience in Human Resources, nine of those years in manufacturing.  This provides her with a great understanding of the logistics industry and the importance of customer… Read More…


Matt Eckler

Vice President of Operations

Matt is a TIA Certified Transportation Broker and was acknowledged as a Jackson Magazine 30 Under 30 Award Winner. He is recognized as a self-starter, creating and launching our Specialized and Flatbed department. In recognition of his achievements, Matt has risen through our ranks to become Vice President of Operations where he now oversees all Account… Read More…

Tom Kramer

Director of 3PL Operations

Tom has over 17 years of experience in the logistics industry, where he’s served a variety of roles.  Most notably, Tom has held multiple leadership roles where he’s successfully led 3PL operations teams and managed transportation spends up to $350M. His background includes a deep knowledge in IT and systems, transportation management, software implementation and… Read More…

Nick Schaefer

Director of Operations

Nick is a farm club employee of ALS. He has risen from the ranks of intern back in 2012 to Director of Operations operating a portfolio of over 5 Million in annual revenue. He enjoys the deep relationships that are built when working close with customers and values the friendships he’s developed. Nick has invested… Read More…

Steven O’Keefe

Flatbed Team Lead

Steven graduated from Central Michigan University where he double majored in Supply Chain Management and Marketing.  After completing a summer internship with ALS, Steven joined the company full time in May 2014 and has held positions on the Specialized/Flatbed and Dry Van teams. Currently, as the Specialized/Flatbed Team Lead, Steven oversees all specialized quotes and… Read More…

Keith Schmidt

LTL Operations Team Lead

Keith attended Jackson Community College before working at Alro Steel unloading trucks and eventually was promoted to Inside Sales routing steel orders.  Before joining ALS, he also gained experience in freight brokerage at Con-way Multimodal.  Keith has proved to be a valuable asset for ALS through his efforts developing standard processes while holding positions in… Read More…

Jared Dubay

Procurement Manager

Jared studied Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University and is currently pursuing a degree in Leadership Studies at Grand Valley State University. Since joining ALS in 2015 in a carrier sales role, Jared has grown through experience in the company and has played a role in growing the brokerage business and building some of… Read More…

Eduardo Fernandez

Laredo Branch Manager

As Branch Manager of our Laredo location, Eduardo oversees Sales and Operations in Mexico and is the cross-border expert at ALS. Eduardo has over 18 years of experience leading international supply chain management teams to successfully close and implement business for Fortune 500 companies and has specialized in U.S.-Mexico border crossing and the maquiladora/contract manufacturing… Read More…

Cody Howard

Carrier Sales Manager

Cody graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Logistics Management and Marketing.  As Carrier Sales Manager at ALS, Cody works to create and sustain carrier relations in order to provide our customers with the best solution at a competitive rate to meet customer requirements. Read More…


Faye Coker

Outside Sales Representative

Faye is a supply-chain professional who enjoys her exciting career in the transportation industry. She has traveled throughout North America to determine and implement smart end to end solutions for her customers. She is Beyond Driven to provide the best customer experience. Read More…

Olivia Lanctot

Outside Sales Representative

Olivia is an Outside Sales team member for Automated Logistics Systems and is experienced in talent management, CRM configuration, and process evaluation. She has an MBA from Western Michigan University with an emphasis in Supply Chain management. Customer service & satisfaction, and the delivery of a phenomenal experience are always at the forefront for her. Read More…