Meet our Executive Leadership Team

Vin McLoughlin

Vin McLoughlin

Chairman of Board

Vin McLoughlin brings more than three decades of transportation and logistics industry experience to his role as chairman. Cardinal was formed in 1997 as a direct response to the opportunities McLoughlin and his team identified in the dedicated contract carriage market.

As chairman, McLoughlin drives the development and execution of Cardinal’s business strategy and spends considerable time interacting with Cardinal’s existing and potential customers. 

Prior to joining Cardinal, McLoughlin, along with Tom Hostetler, co-founded the dedicated contract carriage services division at J.B. Hunt. In addition, he also served as president of this division. McLoughlin, Hostetler and their team were responsible for growing the division into a $175 million operation within four years. McLoughlin also served as regional distribution manager for Ryder’s dedicated logistics services for nearly a decade, where he ran dedicated operations in the Northeast and Southeast. His early business experience includes management roles at CSX Intermodal and Roadway Express. McLoughlin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Massachusetts and a MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Tom Hostetler

Tom Hostetler

CEO

Tom Hostetler brings more than 30 years of financial, transportation and logistics experience to his role as chief executive officer. Hostetler joined Cardinal from J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc., where he served as the vice president and general manager of the Dedicated Contract Services division.

With the division from its inception, he was instrumental in managing its profitable growth to a $175 million operation within four years.

Prior to working at J.B. Hunt, Hostetler was a region manager for Laidlaw, Inc., with operating responsibility for 11 company locations in Ohio and Michigan. His early management experience includes overseeing various operational and financial analysis groups for divisions of Ryder System, Inc. Hostetler earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University.

 

 

Roy Szymkowicz

Roy Szymkowicz

Chief Operating Officer

One of the founding members of the Cardinal Logistics Management team, Roy joined Cardinal in 1997 as Vice President of Business Development. In 1999, Roy was made Vice President of Northern Operations. In 2004, he became Senior Vice President of Operations and in 2014 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Field Operations.

As EVP he was responsible for dedicated operations in the Western half of the US. In January 2019, Roy was promoted again to Cardinal’s Chief Operation Officer.

Prior to joining Cardinal, Roy held various sales and operations positions with Ryder’s, NFI’s, and J.B. Hunt’s dedicated contract carriage divisions. Roy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.

 

 

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

Senior Vice President Operations

David brings more than 29 years of logistics, transportation and home delivery experience to Cardinal. David joined the Cardinal team in July 1998 as a Region Director, and was promoted to Area Vice President in 2000. In 2014 Wilkinson was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for all operations in the Eastern half of the country.  

Prior to joining Cardinal, David spent two years with Exel Logistics as General Manager servicing Daimler Chrysler JIT assembly plants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.  Additionally he spent several years with JB Hunt Dedicated Contract Services and Direct Transit Inc.

David has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Management, Finance and Logistics from Wilkes University, and resides in Southern Rhode Island.

 

 

 

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Roberts joined Cardinal in March 2014 as Corporate Controller.  He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in April 2015. 

He began his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving as a manager on middle market and large manufacturing companies such as Xerox Corporation. He then joined Eastman Kodak Company, a global manufacturer of consumer and commercial imaging products, and worked there for about 8 years, serving in various accounting and finance leadership roles including Assistant Corporate Controller and Worldwide Business Unit Controller.

Prior to joining Cardinal, Mike was the Corporate Controller of Polymer Group Inc., a global non-woven materials company.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  Mike is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Andrew Lesinski

Andrew Lesinski

General Manager, Brokerage

Andrew Lesinski brings more than 20 years of transportation and logistics experience to Cardinal as Vice President and General Manager of Brokerage.

Andrew began his transportation career with New England Motor Freight where he was responsible for growing a client base in the US and Canadian markets. He got his first taste of the non-asset space by accepting a National Account Manager role with Cornerstone Logistics, a division of TFI International. While at Cornerstone, he took on several leadership roles ultimately guiding the US division from two offices in New York and California. Andrew joined Cardinal in August 2014 to lead our brokerage division. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State.

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