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 held senior level positions in transportation and logistics companies for the last 35+ years. His executive-level experience includes working in Fortune 250, private equity and private ownership structures in the dry bulk, equipment rental and environmental services businesses. Throughout his career, Mike has been involved in a wide array of financial and operational initiatives leading to improved productivity and enhanced shareholder value. Mike’s support of growing businesses includes acquisition activity, debt and equity financing and restructuring, risk management initiatives, sales support and Human Resources. Mike Graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University and holds both a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA from NIU.
ADDITIONAL US TRANSPORT TEAM
Steve Hochmiller, Vice President Sales & Maintenance
Bill Mitchell, Vice President of Operations, CO
John Walker, Vice President of Operations, TX
Chuck Johnson, Vice President of Operations, AZ & NM
Megan Kordus, Senior Director of Safety
Donna Ross, Senior Director of Human Resources
James Bahl, Director of Maintenance & Purchasing, CO
Robert Toward, Director of Maintenance, NM & AZ
John Plote, Director of Maintenance, TX
Mark Baugh, Director of Operations, NM & AZ
Carrie Brestel, Controller
Huck Morris, Regional Manager, Farmington & Phoenix
Ben Campbell, Terminal Manager, Albuquerque
Stacey Roe, Terminal Manager, Dallas/Ft Worth
Mike Forbis, Terminal Manager, Front Range CO