OWNER & CEO
Steve is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record for developing high performance teams and managing large organizations. In 1998, Steve was hired as Chief Financial Officer for Don Ward Transport, where he orchestrated their largest acquisition – Havens Trucking in Farmington, New Mexico. In 2002, he directed the purchase of another large competitor in the Colorado region – Atwood Truck Lines – and he also purchased the fleets of three ready-mix customers. In October of 2004, he acquired the remaining shares of Don Ward Transport, and today he is the sole Owner and CEO of six transportation and rail companies operating under the flagship of U.S. Transport, Inc.
Mike Bramlett was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in the trucking industry, beginning at entry level positions working his way to Vice President/General Manager for CTI where he worked for 27 years. Mike was responsible for the Southwest Region including Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. In 2004, Mike joined U.S. Transport, where he is responsible for all customer relations, financial performance, safety, schedules, all operations and forecasting. He accepted the position of Executive Vice President – Business Development at U.S. Transport, and he has utilized his expertise and relationships to increase the customer base, to solidify existing customers, and he is a part of the Executive Leadership Team.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mike has 3 decades of experience in senior financial leadership roles and will bring a more strategic role to the CFO position. Mike has been in the Industrial Manufacturing industry with Gates Corporation (including CFO of Canadian operations and VP Finance of Gates largest Division the Power Transmission division). He has 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Service industry Including: 4 years as VP Finance/ Regional Controller of Hoerbiger (oil field service with industrial equipment repairs and retro fits) and most recently CFO of C&G Energy Services for 6 years. C&G participated in the rental market for remote power generation equipment as well providing electrical contracting to the Oil Field.
ADDITIONAL US TRANSPORT SENIOR TEAM
John Walker, Vice President of Operations, Texas
Chuck Johnson, Vice President of Operations, Arizona and New Mexico
Bill Mitchell, Vice President of Operations, Colorado
Tom Brey, Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Duane Hartwig, Vice President of Facilities and Leasing
Robert Toward, Director of Maintenance, New Mexico and Arizona
Megan Kordus, Senior Director of Safety
Susie Schuldies, Director of Human Resources
James Bahl, Director of Corporate Maintenance and Purchasing
David Acree, Director of Operations, Northern Region
Terry Sterrett, Operations Supervisor
Huck Morris, Regional Manager, Farmington and Phoenix
Stacy Roe, Terminal Manager, DFW
Victor Carrasco, Director of Operations, Southern Region
Dale Dowlin, Southern Colorado Regional Manager
Jeff Lilljedahl, Maintenance Manager, Texas
Terry Slade, Terminal Manager, Front Range, Colorado
Daryl Leazier, Regional Manager, Arizona