Leadership Team Members
Mike was formerly the Vice President of Carrier Operations for Hudson, Ohio-based Caliber Logistics (now known as FedEx Supply Chain Services). Mike founded Jarrett Logistics Systems, Inc. (JLS) in 1999 and brings an extensive background in transportation management. He joined Caliber Logistics in 1991 after spending two years as a supervisor for Roadway Express – and he was instrumental in initiating Caliber’s first centralized transportation management operation. During his eight-year tenure with Caliber, he managed multiple routing center operations, directed the implementation of new accounts and was responsible for negotiating carrier contracts.
Mike views business ethics, employee character and operational efficiency as keys to success for Jarrett Logistics Systems. JLS has been recognized for numerous awards including: Inc 500, Entrepreneur Magazine, Weatherhead 100, Cascade Capital Growth Award, and The Plain Dealer Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio Award. Mike plans to maintain a high growth mode for Jarrett Logistics Systems by continuing to invest heavily in two key areas: integrity-based, skilled people and leading edge supply chain technology.
Jarrett Companies also includes PackShip USA, Inc., a packaging, transportation and warehousing company that focuses on Final Mile supply chain solutions, and Jarrett Fleet Services, a full service fleet maintenance company.
Mike graduated from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and received an MBA from the University of Akron. Mike and his wife, Diane, reside in Orrville and have two daughters, Alexa and Madeline. Mike currently serves on the Heartland Education Community Board of Trustees, the Farmers National Bank Advisory Board, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board and the University of Mount Union Board of Trustees. Diane serves on the Aultman Orrville Hospital Board, the Austin Bailey Foundation Board and the Children Services of Wayne County Board.
Mr. Angell joined the company in 2008. His role with Jarrett Logistics Systems ensures that business operations are both efficient and effective. Matt is also responsible for the smooth and successful implementation of new accounts, as well as for the successful management of all existing accounts. Previously, Mr. Angell was an Executive VP with Miller Logistics, an Iowa based 3PL.
Matt is currently in his second tour of duty with JLS and serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Matt began his career in logistics in 2007 at JLS as Manager of Business Development. Matt spent six years as Director of Client Solutions at Transportation Insight before returning to JLS in his current role in November 2016. Matt has experience in many facets of the supply chain and a continuous improvement mind-set. Matt is a graduate of Ashland University as well as a certified LEAN Green Belt. Matt is instrumental in the development, implementation and execution of the Sales & Marketing vision at JLS.
Mr. Gordon joined the company in 2010. In his current role, he is responsible for managing the operations of Jarrett Logistics Systems. Mark spent his undergraduate at Wittenberg University and obtained his MBA at Capital University. Mark has held management positions in the Economic & Community Development Institute and at the Target Corporation for eight (8) years prior to starting his career at Jarrett Logistics Systems. Mark began working as a Lead Logistics Coordinator and has obtained three promotions in five years, working his way to Director.
Mr. Dotterer joined the company in 2006. Currently, he is responsible for managing all aspects of the accounting department. He also oversees the administration of human resources, and he is involved in maintaining the IT network. Previously, he spent 10 years as the Controller for McIlvaine Trucking, a Wooster, Ohio-based trucking company specializing in hazardous bulk liquid transportation. There he was responsible for the consolidated financial and tax reporting of multiple entities, upgrading and maintaining the IT network and managing the day to day activities of the accounting department. Prior to joining McIlvaine Trucking, he was employed as a staff accountant where he prepared individual and corporate tax returns as well as compiled and reviewed financial statements.
Mr. Tarutani joined the company in 2002 as an Operations Coordinator. In his current role, he is responsible for the system and training and procedures for the operations, and handling procurement for the company’s contracted carriers. Prior to joining the company, Matt held Manufacturing positions with Merillat Industries & Bell and Howell in the Wooster, Ohio area. He also spent nine (9) years with the Air Force in Logistics Operations & Acquisition.
Mr. Frank joined the company in 2009. He assists prospective clients in streamlining their supply chain while improving efficiencies in their transportation processes. Previous to Jarrett Logistics Systems, Mike spent nineteen (19) years with DHL Express holding management positions in customer service and cartage operations.
Mr. Rootes joined the company in 2013. He assists prospective clients in streamlining their supply chain while improving efficiencies in their transportation processes. Previous to Jarrett Logistics Systems, Michael spent six (6) years with Bishop Enterprises as an Outside Sales Representative. Prior to that, he spent five (5) years with Mihlfeld & Associates as a Territory Sales Manager and eleven (11) years with Precision Digital Corp as their National Sales Manager.
Jon T. Elsasser retired from The Timken Company as senior vice president and chief information officer in 2009. Mr. Elsasser joined the company in 1978 as a systems analyst in Canton and subsequently held positions of manager – Bucyrus Bearing Distribution Center, president – Timken do Brasil, group vice president – Europe, Africa and West Asia, and senior vice president – corporate development before assuming his last role in which he was responsible for global information technology and corporate shared services.
Mr. Elsasser currently sits on the boards or advisory boards of four private companies and consults on a variety of technology and general management issues. He is also active in the community as immediate past chairman of Ohio and Erie Canalway Association, as president of the Zoar Community Association, and as immediate past treasurer and a board member of the Ohio Historical Society. He recently restored and now operates an historic Zoar structure as a destination restaurant, the Canal Tavern of Zoar, just outside the historic village.
Elsasser graduated from The College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in economics and from Harvard University with a master’s degree in business administration.
William R. McCabe retired from Shearer’s Foods, Inc. as Executive Vice President in 2012. Having served on Shearer’s advisory board for 6 years, he joined the company in 2008 and was responsible for all sales and marketing. From 1991 to 2008, Bill worked at Smith Dairy Products Company in Orrville, OH. His responsibilities included brand and product development as Vice President, Marketing and R&D – and expanded to include sales while Vice President, Ice Cream and Marketing. In his last role at Smith’s, he was responsible for all production as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. Prior to Smith’s, Bill was the Director of Marketing at the Genie Company, a North American Phillips Co., and held consumer product line management positions with Rubbermaid and Thermos Company. He began his professional career as a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer for Halsey Taylor / Thermos.
While working in the food industry, Bill was very active within industry associations. He served as the Chairman of the Board for the national MilkPEP (got milk?) organization, and was a member of the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board and the Marketing Board for the Snack Food Association. At the community level, he has served as a member of the Wayne County Economic Development Council, was a past President of the Orrville Economic Development Council, and was an advisory board member for the Wayne County Career Center. Bill currently sits on several company advisory boards and actively serves as a consultant for several companies, advising on a gamut of areas and issues including, but not limited to product development, sales and marketing management, brand development, efficient manufacturing and operations, organizational structure and management.
Bill grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology. He served in the US Navy and attended U.S. Navy Propulsion Engineering School before beginning his business career.
Richard C. Evans is a supply chain professional with both domestic and international experience.
Richard has worked in both France and the French speaking part of Switzerland during his career in major supply chain functions. After earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers while employed by Ingersoll-Rand. After rising to vice president of the Professional Tools Group, based in Nashville, Tennessee, Richard began his long – 11 years – international experience. Based in Friboug, Switzerland, he rose to become vice president of international logistics and trading company operations. When Ingersoll-Rand sold its Torrington unit to Timken, Richard became manager of distribution logistics and operations for North America.
When the Torrington business was sold to the Timken Company Richard assumed the position of Manager Distribution Logistics and Operations-North America. In this position he merged both the warehouse operations and implemented a single order and warehouse management process.
After retiring from Timken, Richard consulted with Exel Logistics at their Goodyear Tire Supply Chain engagement as a Solutions Design Manager. In this assignment he addressed the process of the importation and distribution of tires; aircraft tire logistics and SCOR modeling of the supply chain cost to serve.