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…

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…

Tony Panici

Controller

Tony has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Commercial Law with a minor in Economics from Western Michigan University.   He was named as a Jackson Magazine 30 under 30 recipient, and has strong ties to the Jackson community. He currently is the Varsity Defensive Coordinator for Lumen Christi Varsity Football Team… 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…

Operations

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Sales

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…

Colin McCloskey

Enterprise 3PL Account Manager

Colin is a graduate of the Michigan State University Supply Chain program and a TIA Certified Broker. He’s dedicated and passionate about his work. He enjoys the satisfaction that comes from exceeding customers’ expectations. Two years ago he moved to Grand Rapids and started up our ALS Grand Rapids branch. He says the things he treasures most… Read More…