Did you know our SVP of Sales is also a Champion Angler?
Education: University of Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Industry Experience: 30+ years of Supply Chain experience in Sales and Operations
Number of Years with Cardinal Logistics Management: 6 years (Since 2005)
Hobbies: Fishing, Running, Red Sox, and transporting world-record breaking pumpkins
So you’re wondering what supply chain management and fishing have in common?
Skip had a passion for working on cars and all things mechanical from a young age. From lawnmowers to boats to fishing, he enjoyed the challenge of solving mechanical and logistical like problems.
His first job was working on an “offshore” lobster boat and he spent most of his summer days fishing the continental shelf. While in college, Skip purchased a 36’ lobster boat. He enjoyed the planning and analysis that is involved with commercial fishing, not to mention time spent on the open ocean.
Combined with his passion for mechanics, Skip suspects the love of a good challenge is part of what drew him to the world of transportation and logistics. “It is very satisfying to be a part of bringing unique and creative solutions to our customers. Our Operations, IT, and supporting cast are passionate about just that. There is a tremendous mutual respect within the Cardinal organization. Customers can feel that, and they trust us.”
Skip’s Net is Cast Wide
- His career began with Roadway Express, where he spent two years as an Inbound Freight Supervisor at a 40-door terminal.
- Next, he spent 20 years with Ryder Transportation and Logistics. As a Director of Business Development, Skip implemented numerous leasing and supply chain solutions for various clients. Also during his tenure with Ryder, he managed the Pepsi Food Services account which serviced Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell stores with a fleet of more than 350 tractors and 425 multi-temp trailers.
- After Ryder, he served for three years as Director of Transportation, Logistics and Network at CVS/Pharmacy, overseeing inbound transportation and distribution to more than 4,000 CVS stores from ten distribution centers
The Expert Opinion
Skip’s focus is on his customers’ need. He explains, “It is import to understand what the customer really wants and needs. At Cardinal, we take pride in being flexible and being able to provide customized solutions that best fit each customer’s individual needs.”
Skip’s Final Thought: Why Choose Cardinal Logistics?
“WE REALLY CARE! Cardinal has some of the best people, with the most experience, and innovative technology solutions that the industry has to offer. It is that personal touch that really differentiates us from all the rest.”