Management



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Richard Bauer, Executive Vice President and General Manager

Chris Taylor, Director of Sales & Marketing

John Adams, Sr. Director of Operations

Daryl Harmon, Associate Director Carrier Relations & Driver Recruitment

Robert Savage, Director of Logistics Services

Mike Lense, Director of Safety

 


portrait   Richard Bauer, Executive Vice President and General Manager
Richard Bauer is a hands-on leader who makes himself accessible to customers and strategic partners alike. As Executive Vice President and General Manager of RWI Transportation LLC, Bauer is directly responsible for overall operations and management of the company, and has direct responsibility for the P&L of transportation and logistics. Bauer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation and Distribution Management from the University of Cincinnati in 1988.
     

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  Chris Taylor, Director of Sales & Marketing
Chris Taylor is the first point of contact for many customers of RWI Transportation LLC. As Director of Sales & Marketing with a diverse background in transportation sales and operations, Taylor has primary responsibilities for sales, business development, customer service and pricing. His past experience ranges from managing dry and refrigerated freight involving truckload, LTL, and air cargo logistics management. Previously he was 3PL Division Manager and National Truckload Sales Manager for McCain Transport; Director of U.S. Truckload Sales and General Manager of the Air Freight Division with TransX Ltd.; and Regional Sales Manager for CRST and North American Commercial Transport. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Transportation and Logistics from Iowa State University.
     

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  John Adams, Sr. Director of Operations
John Adams is a highly accessible and indispensible resource and support to all divisions of RWI. His 38 years of experience include operations, daily dispatching, sales and brokerage. Adams' skills were developed during his early years with Frostways, Inc. and Thorn Apple Valley, eventually proving beneficial in his ownership of R&M Trans, Inc. Currently, Adams directs operations for all asset-based equipment across the United States for RWI where his broad knowledge base enables him to effectively lead, direct and implement our daily operations. In addition to nearly 4 decades of experience, John has successfully earned his Certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt from Xavier University and has successfully completed his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
     

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  Daryl Harmon, Associate Director Carrier Relations & Driver Recruitment
Daryl Harmon is a results-driven logistics management professional who leverages his extensive knowledge and experience in transportation and distribution in his position as Director of Carrier Relations. In his role, he is keenly aware of the needs of carriers and RWI customers, and uses that knowledge to build positive working relationships and solid value with RWI's carriers. Previously he was Director of Client Services for X1 Logistics, Manager of Inland Transportation at Chiquita, Operations and Logistics Manager for Cornerstone Consolidated Services, and Operations Logistics Manager with Federated Department Stores. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati.
     

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  Robert Savage, Director of Logistics Services
Robert Savage focuses on developing logistics solutions and supporting the teams at the six regional offices RWI maintains to provide transportation services in over-the-road truckload and LTL, expedited, intermodal, air cargo, and warehousing across the United States. In this role, Savage works to broaden RWI's contract carrier base by tapping into external fleet capacity and is a critical link to meeting customer needs by working with branch leaders, setting standards, and developing policies and procedures. Savage has more than 20 years of broad-based logistics and operations leadership experience. Prior to RWI, he held senior management positions with Jamestown Transportation, Celerity Transport, Transcon Express, ABX Air, Trans-Rite Global Logistics, Ryder Logistics Inc, and BAX Global.
     

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  Mike Lense, Director of Safety
Mike Lense has more than 18 years of experience in the transportation industry, with additional safety leadership in mining and manufacturing operations and within the military. With this background, Lense is a result-oriented professional with an extensive background in all aspects of operational and risk management in the workplace. This includes developing proactive safety cultures, traffic and employee injury accident investigation and reconstruction, insurance claim adjusting, equipment maintenance, EPA, OSHA, DOT, MSHA, FDA and ADA compliance, along with knowledge in recruiting, selection, training, development and supervision of managers, employees and independent contractors. Lense holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Eastern Kentucky University.
     
     

 


RWI Freight Services

"Our management team has the depth of transportation expertise and the breadth of leadership skills necessary to lead RWI down the path to success. Our mission: to maximize resources and consistently exceed goals."

Richard Bauer, Executive Vice President and General Manager