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

President

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…

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…

Colin McCloskey

Director of Managed Services

Colin is a graduate from the nations top Supply Chain program and a TIA Certified Broker. Since being hired in 2011 he has touched all departments of the company to now being Director of our 3PL/Managed Services dept. He enjoys the satisfaction that comes from working closely with a client on their pains and creating and… 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…

Nick Schaefer

Director of Sales and Operations

Nick is a farm club employee of ALS. He has risen from the ranks of intern back in 2012 to now Director of Operations overseeing all Brokerage Account management/Carrier Sales/Procurement activity. He enjoys the deep relationships he has built with his employees and appreciates  working close with customers to create long lasting relationships. Nick has… Read More…

Erica Wertanen

Director of Human Resources

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…

Operations

Kevin Clark

Director of Implementation and Solutions

Kevin graduated from Central Michigan University in 2011 with degrees in Logistics Management, Purchasing and Supply Management, and Marketing. He joined ALS in 2011 and in his current role as Director of Implementation and Solutions he specializes in developing scalable, upstream solutions utilizing a mix of technology and process to drive dynamic optimization and continuous… Read More…

Jared Dubay

Director of Carrier Sales

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…

Mark Shook

Director of Procurement and Implementation

As Director of 3PL Operations, Mark is responsible for the day to day operational quality and results of our 3PL group. Mark is a graduate of Wright State University, with a degree in Management Science. He has spent over 35 years in the industry with Roadway Express, Towne Air Freight, and DSV Road, where he… Read More…

Nicole Chapman

Operations Manager

Nicole joined ALS as a Sales Manager before accepting her current position as Operations Manager.  She leads and oversees the Account Management, Key Account Management and Operations Lead teams.  With 17 years corporate sales experience and over 5 years’ experience in transportation, Nicole has managed supply chains and brokerage business for companies from small to… Read More…

Rocco Corrunker

Key Account Manager

Originally from Saline, MI, Rocco graduated from CMU with a Logistics and Marketing double major in December 2015.  He started as an intern at ALS in the summer of 2015 before coming on full-time as an Operations Specialist. Rocco has since grown through experience to his current role as Key Account Manager handling multiple top… Read More…

Will Ferris

Key Account Manager

Will is a Central Michigan University graduate with over 10 years of logistics experience.  He is a founding member of the ALS Specialized and Flatbed department.  The specialized team takes care of the most challenging and demanding shipments ALS hauls as a company.  Will is responsible for many of our largest specialized accounts, and finding… Read More…

Cody Howard

Carrier Sales Compliance

Cody graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Logistics Management and Marketing.  He is currently in charge of Carrier Compliance and is a leader in our Jackson, Michigan location! Read More…

Brian McKnight

Track and Trace/After Hours Manager

Brian came to us through an employee referral.  He was willing to do whatever position we had open, to simply gain experience and get his feet wet in logistics.  He started as 3rd shift operations, moved to 2nd shift to fill our After Hours Team Leader role, and has since grew into the Manager of… Read More…

Sales

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…

Chris Brenner

Director Enterprise Solutions

Chris joined our sales team in June of 2019.  He brings 28 years’ experience in 3PL Sales, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and World Class Manufacturing (lean manufacturing).  He graduated through the honors program at Central Michigan University where double majored in Accounting and Marketing, with a Supply Chain emphasis.  Chris’ role at ALS is… Read More…

Miguel Escamilla

Sales Director, Mexico

Miguel earned his Master’s in Strategic Management from Universidad Europea del Atlantico. He has over 20 years of experience in Logistics and Transportation with Warehousing, FTL, LTL, FCL, LCL, Air & Air Express, Rail Intermodal and FB/SD) with four years working from the operations side. Read More…

Monica Zendejas

Account Executive Bajio

Monica graduated from the Autonoma University of Aguascalientes with a Bachelor degree in Communications. Monica has worked in the Logistics Industry for the past fifteen years, ten at FedEx Express, three at UPS Express and two years with DHL Forwarding.  She has experience with all modes of transportation, including Air, Maritime, TL, FTL and Specialized/oversized… Read More…