W. Michael Jarrett


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.