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Chief Executive Officer
Jill Cox began her career in London, England as an architectural assistant and in the field of quantity surveying. Her professional career eventually took her to the United States where she began Warehouse Services, Inc. in 1986 with the former Vice Chairman of Fluor Daniel Corporation, Charles W. Cox. Jill has been instrumental in growing Warehouse Services Inc. to what is now an asset-based global Third-Party Logistics Company. The company continues to grow each year through new client development, acquisitions, and expanded opportunities with existing customers.
President & COO
Barry began working with his father to develop the foundation for Warehouse Services, Inc., the company for which he is now President and Chief Operating Officer. Since Barry began operations at Warehouse Services Inc. in October of 1986, the company has expanded to 18 states and Canada, employing over 2,000 employees. Prior to joining the company, Barry had a variety of operational roles at Georgia Power and Texas Crude Oil Company in Midland, Texas.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Denning has over 18 years of experience within the finance and accounting disciplines. Previously, Jeff held the position of bank regulator with a federal banking oversight agency. Joining Warehouse Services Inc. in 1996, Jeff has held positions of staff accountant and controller before his appointment to CFO in 2006. As CFO, Jeff directs all finance and treasury management activities for all operations.
Vice President, Logistics Services
As VP of Quality & Logistics Services, Brian Richardson brings more than 40 years of experience in the areas of warehousing, distribution, value-added services, and MRO operations in construction, retail, manufacturing, and maintenance environments utilizing Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, and Activity Based Utilization. Brian joined Warehouse Services Inc. in 1986 during the creation and formation of the organization. Prior to joining Warehouse Services Inc., Brian held key logistics roles with Fluor Daniel in various segments including: industrial, commercial, petro-chemical, MRO, and nuclear industries. Brian leads the role to define, establish, and maintain the QMS initiatives that establishes the Warehouse Services Inc.’s commitment to ISO and quality through employee pride and commitment.
Vice President, Information Technologies
Roy Arney has over 32 years of experience in the information technology industry. As vice president, he directs and provides oversight of all information and technology operations in the United States and Canada. He manages software development/licensing, network administration, and corporate technology interface relationships with key business partners and customers. Prior to Warehouse Services Inc., Roy held various technology-based positions for Lear Siegler, Clark Equipment, and Bloodstock Research.
Vice President, Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions
As Vice President of Finance, Steve Magruder directs the Warehouse Services Inc. finance and accounting operations that include a staff of accounting and financial managers. In addition, corporate mergers & acquisitions are under the direction of his team in order to identify and execute upon opportunities to further grow the business and increase our client service offerings. Steve joined Warehouse Services Inc. in 2007 with more than 14 years of experience. Most recently, he spent 7 years as regional controller for GAF Materials Corporation.
Vice President, Automotive Operations
John Rohlman leads the automotive business unit, where he directs all operational and commercial supply chain solutions within the United States and Canada. Prior to providing oversight of these operations, John held a variety of roles within the North American supply chain network including Six Sigma Blackbelt and transportation maintenance manager. John joined Warehouse Services Inc. in 1994 from GAF Materials Corporation where he spent five years in a variety of manufacturing roles.
Director, Industrial Relations
As Director, Industrial Relations, Tim Steele leads the North American team that supports personnel and labor relations. He also oversees compensation and benefits administration, training, development, and coordinates internal communications. Since joining Warehouse Services Inc. in 2005, Tim also served as a senior project manager within the engineering business unit. Prior to Warehouse Services Inc., Tim served in plant management for a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company and offers 23 years of professional management experience.
Vice President, Operations
Chris Apple provides leadership to the retail direct-to-consumer and Food and Drug Distribution Operations. His responsibilities include: design, implementation, long-term strategy development, and execution of client relationships. Chris has over 25 years of experience in Third-Party Logistics, distribution, and supply chain solutions, and has held positions in operations management roles spanning multiple markets and industries.
Director, Chemical / Industrial Operations
As Director, Operations, John Weil oversees the chemical / industrial supply chain operations which include warehousing, distribution, and value-added services across North America. Previously, John served in various manufacturing and distribution managerial positions within the midwest operations. Prior to joining Warehouse Services Inc., John spent the majority of his professional career within the plastics industry and offers 26 years of professional management experience.
Vice President, Order Fulfillment & Maintenance, Repair and Operations
Joe Winiger provides leadership to the direct response unit operations for clients in the consumer goods industry that include apparel, headwear, accessories, and upstream MRO items. Prior to assuming his current role in 2006, Joe was vice president for the midwest U.S. region and Canada. In addition, he played a key role in the initial startup and growth of the transportation business unit in 1996. Joe provides Warehouse Services Inc. with over 28 years of diversified experience.
Vice President, Manufacturing / Engineering & Commercial
Mike Daniel is responsible for directing the growth strategy, development, and operations for the Manufacturing / Engineering & Commercial business units. Previously, he has served in corporate Master Black Belt and business development positions. Mike has over 21 years of experience, and prior to joining Warehouse Services Inc. in 1999, Mike worked for Johnson & Johnson Company, Alltrista Corporation, and Tioga International in a variety of management and senior engineering roles.
Vice President Transportation
Phil is a 15-year veteran of Industrial Transport Services rising through the ranks from tank washer to dispatcher to Vice-President. Under Phil's guidance, ITS has grown from a 90 tractor fleet to over 250 power units. Also, the fleet has grown from a single customer semi-private fleet in the plastics industry to servicing over 500 customers in a broad range of diverse industries including: automotive, plastics, furniture, sporting goods, printed media, and construction. He is Six Sigma certified and a graduate of Southern Indiana University.
As Director, Administration, Sam Straub provides leadership in corporate policy and procedure dealings, as well as any external communications, media requests, or client event planning activities. Since joining Warehouse Services Inc. in 1998, Sam has played a key role in directing the organization in many critical institutional areas such as insurance planning, risk management, and benefits procurement.
Director, Corporate Secretary
As Director, Secretary, Mitzi McLees has provided leadership in generating documents, managing corporate records, mitigating risk, and protecting corporate status. Since her start here in 1995, Mitzi’s strong organizational and communicative skills have proven to be an asset for Warehouse Services Inc.'s corporate office. She has also played a key role in event planning for company-wide employee activities.
Director, Quality Assurance
Kelli Gagnon joined Warehouse Services Inc. in 1997 as a member of the quality & customer service team. Now, 14 years later and appointed as Director, Quality Assurance, she works closely with each client and business unit leadership team to advance the quality systems, processes, and facility disciplines within the network. Along with becoming a Six Sigma Black Belt in 1999 and numerous successful ISO 9000 certifications, she also directs a team of account-specific quality and customer service personnel.
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