Keller Logistics Group leadership team
Our leadership team has extensive experience in the transportation and logistics industry, yet continues to seek to develop new ways to create flexible, responsive, and resourceful strategies and solutions to benefit both our customers and employees. As you read the individual biographies, it becomes apparent that each person brings a unique skill set, making Keller Logistics Group a great partner to do business with and a great place to work.
President & CEO
Bryan Keller is the Chief Executive Officer for Keller Logistics Group. Bryan leads the strategic direction, planning, and execution of all operational activities for each affiliate, and sets the tone for the company’s values and culture. His commitment to our local community, understanding customer needs, and delivering the highest quality service has been fundamental to our success. Bryan joined Thomas E. Keller Trucking in 1990 after graduating college. Always looking to find ways to diversify and grow the business, he has made several key strategic moves that have elevated Keller Logistics Group, becoming a desired and growing full service logistics solutions provider. After taking over as CEO for Keller Logistics Group in 2000, Keller Trucking was able to expand their success through the sourcing of a more diverse customer base and use of new technology.
Bryan’s vision also helped lead to the creation of Keller Warehousing & Distribution, which has since become a haven to both existing Keller Trucking as well as new customers. He also spearheaded the efforts to make Keller Packaging a reality, again realizing the positioning Keller can provide to both existing and prospective customers. Bryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University, where he majored in Marketing. He is very active in the local business community, where he currently holds a board member position with the Defiance County Economic Development – Community Improvement Corporation, as well as serving on two separate committees with the International Warehouse Logistics Association. Bryan is also a member of the Rotary International – Defiance Club and the Ohio Trucking Association, as well as the American Trucking Association. He has served as a Chapter Advisor to the Bowling Green State University Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, the Defiance College Purple and Gold Club, the Chair of the Board Trustees of Northwest State Community College, as well as local parish councils with his church. When he isn’t at work, Bryan enjoys running, having competed in fifteen marathons, completing triathlons, and cycling on his Cannondale, as well as spending as much time as he can with his two daughters.
Aaron Keller joined Keller Logistics Group in 1997 and is the Vice President of Sales for Keller Logistics Group. His responsibilities include managing the sales and marketing for Keller Logistics Group and its affiliates: Keller Trucking, Keller Freight Solutions, Keller Warehousing & Distribution, Keller Packaging, and HydroFreshHPP. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of roles, each of which has been key to the continued growth and development of Keller Logistics Group.
As a Quality Supervisor, he led the implementation of an ISO 9001 program for Keller Trucking. During his time as the Brokerage and Sales Manager, he spearheaded the formation and development of Keller Freight Solutions. Currently, as the VP of Sales and Marketing, Aaron continues to develop strategic relationships and leads the sales and marketing teams to develop flexible solutions that fit our customers' unique needs.
Most recently, Aaron was one of the founders of K&P Medical Transport, which focuses on the transportation of people with medical needs and K&P Group Transport, started in 2018 and focuses on the transportation of groups to various events throughout the United States.
Aaron received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University majoring in Sociology and Organizational Leadership and Supervision. He is heavily involved in the local community. He served on the local YMCA Board of Directors from 2002-2010 where he served as Chairman of the Board in 2010. He also served on the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2008-2012 serving as Chairman of the Board in 2012. In 2013, Aaron was a recipient of the ‘4 Under 40’ award from the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding leadership and business achievements.
Chief Financial Officer
Charlotte Larsen is the Chief Financial Officer of Keller Logistics Group. She is responsible for the overall administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.
Since joining Keller Logistics Group, Charlotte has been instrumental in the reorganization of the financial department to improve efficiencies and reliability. These include focus on cash management, accounting accuracy, executive management reporting, budgeting, legal, tax, financing activities, financial operations of subsidiary/VIE companies, capital planning, payables, and receivables. Charlotte began her career in public accounting prior to joining a Fortune 300 global packaging company.
During her 15-year tenure at O-I, Charlotte was selected to participate in the company’s high potential executive program and served in a variety of assignments including International and Domestic Tax, Business Planning, Plastics Operations, and Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis. Prior to joining Keller, Charlotte was the CFO of an internet company, Brand Technologies, Inc. With full financial and HR responsibilities, she was appointed an officer of the company in recognition of her contributions and had direct reporting responsibility to the Board of Directors and private ownership. Charlotte is a licensed CPA, holds an accounting degree from Central Michigan University, a Masters in Taxation degree from the University of Toledo, as well as a MBA from the University of Notre Dame. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Charlotte enjoys a variety of healthy lifestyle activities with her husband and daughter including golf, boating, biking, cooking, and travel. She also serves as a Certified USA Swimming Official.
Chief Operating Officer
Nate Schaublin is the Chief Operating Officer for Keller Logistics Group. He is responsible for the overall operational performance of all affiliates. Nate joined Keller Logistics Group in 2002.
In his time with Keller, Nate has driven operational improvements over each affiliate, working diligently to create safe and innovative solutions to help our customers achieve success in the marketplace. Some of the operational improvements Nate has contributed to multiple implementations of Warehouse Management Systems for Keller Warehousing & Distribution, research and implementation of the Heavy Haul Program for Keller Trucking, implementation of a Fleet Maintenance program for all equipment in each affiliate, and the creation of multiple reports to track performance over time, identify trends, and be proactive in process improvements.
He is a member of the ATA and WERC, as well as a TMC Fleet Executive Member. Nate received his undergraduate degree from Defiance College majoring in Human Resource Management and completed his MBA at Bowling Green State University.
He volunteers as a coach for multiple youth sports, enjoys golf, motorcycles, Cleveland sports, and spending time with his wife and two children in his spare time.
Vice President of Keller Trucking
Vice President of Keller Trucking, Jonathan Wolfrum, has been with Keller Trucking since May of 2008. Starting as a customer service intern for one year, Jonathan has worked his way up from Operations Supervisor, Director of Operations, and as of May 2018 Vice President of Keller Trucking.
As Operations Supervisor in the dispatch group, Jonathan spent almost 5 years working to learn all aspects of trucking operations. In 2014 he was promoted to Director of Operations for Keller Trucking. In that role, his primary focus was on increasing fleet utilization, process improvements, technology, and driver recruiting and retention.
After 10 years with Keller Trucking, Jonathan was promoted to Vice President of Keller Trucking. In this role Jonathan is responsible for the overall performance of our Trucking entity, he oversees the Operations and Maintenance departments, buys and sells equipment, and works closely with the Sales department to optimize Trucking’s freight network.
Since 2014 when he was promoted to Director of Operations we have achieved 50% revenue growth. With that growth we also set a goal to become one of North America’s 20 Best Fleets to Drive for, and under his direction received that award in 2018 and 2019, and strive to be a repeat recipient on a yearly basis. With the never ending driver shortage, Keller Trucking implemented a student driver program in 2017 bringing new entrants into the industry which Jonathan played an instrumental role in making happen. As of today, over 25% of our fleet are drivers that have gone through our new entrant training program, this has been vital to the growth and success of our company in providing our customers with additional capacity of safe, well-trained drivers.
Jonathan is a member of TMC, TCA, and an active participant in TCA’s best practice group program in which Keller was recently named one of the Top 20 performers, of over 100 of some of the Nation’s top carriers. He received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University majoring in Supply Chain Management. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his three children, hunting, coaching youth sports, and anything outdoors.
Vice President of Keller Packaging & Keller Warehousing & Distribution
Darryl Logan is the VP of Keller Packaging and Keller Warehousing & Distribution for Keller Logistics Group. Darryl’s responsibilities include creating strategic advantages for all Keller Logistics Group’s affiliates by finding ways to reduce operating costs, improving the efficiency of current processes and leading the effort to define and implement new manufacturing capabilities as new opportunities arise in the future.
Darryl joined Keller Logistics Group in 2013. Prior to joining the Keller family, Darryl worked as the iPad Global Supply Manager for Apple, where he led the source selection and managed the performance of key strategic sources to iPad programs. He has also spent time as a Global Technical Supplier Development Manager for Honeywell where he established and led a team of Supplier Development Engineers worldwide to find and develop vendors to deliver on strategic sourcing initiatives. He has also worked AL Solutions as their Director of Engineering and at Johns Manville as a Quality Control Technologist.
Darryl is a certified Six Sigma Lean Expert as well as a DMAIC and Design For Six Sigma Green Belt. Darryl is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 6 years in the world famous VMA-214 “Blacksheep” and VMA -513 “Flying Nightmares” Fighter Attack Squadrons. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. Some of Darryl’s hobbies include playing golf, hiking, travel, camping, fishing, and hunting. Darryl also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children who reside in Columbus.
Director of Human Resources
Jenifer Nicelley is the Director of Human Resources for Keller Logistics Group. She has extensive experience and a strong knowledge in recruitment, employee relations, leadership and employee development, training, compensation, benefits and mentoring and coaching. Jenifer’s focus at Keller will be to not only provide a partnership between our HR team and the rest of the Keller staff, but also to ensure that our departmental goals and practices align with our strategic business goals and objectives.
Jenifer joined the Keller Logistics Group team in November of 2014 and has over 15 years of HR experience, most recently with First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance Group, as Vice President of Human Resources and Vice President of Operations and HR, respectively. Prior to that, she worked in manufacturing at BF Goodrich for over 8 years. Jenifer has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2007 and has had her PHR certification since 2009. She is also a member of the Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association (NOHRA).
Jenifer is also a board member for the United Way of Defiance County. In her free time, Jenifer enjoys spending time with her friends and family, four kids and 1 granddaughter.
Director of Safety & Wellness
Beth Woodbury is the Director of Safety and Wellness for Keller Logistics Group. Beth is responsible for the design and implementation of all safety and wellness initiatives. Because of Beth’s commitment to safety, Keller Trucking boasts one of the top SMS scores in the industry, including numerous safety awards from multiple sources.
Beth joined Keller Logistics Group in 1993. In her time here, she has overseen the implementation of paperless logs and our Safety program in Keller Trucking, including the drivers’ weekly safety bonus; continually stressing the importance of safety. Beth has also implemented Safety programs for both Keller Packaging and Keller Warehouse & Distribution, where both have experienced a continual reduction in the frequency of lost time accidents. She has pioneered improvements in new initiatives for safety and continues to use technology as a tool to drive continuous improvement and uses technology as a tool to drive continuous improvement. Beth has also received a Certified Director of Safety certification from the North American Transportation Management Institute. When she’s not working, Beth enjoys working out and spending time with her family.
Director of Information Technology
Randall Schad is the Director of Information Technology for Keller Logistics Group. Randall is responsible for leading a diverse team of highly specialized individuals that cover project implementation, technical support, and software development for the continued growth of Keller’s offerings to our clients. Randall joined Keller Logistics Group in 2012. Prior to joining the Keller family, Randall led a team of software developers at Navistar International, and at Magna International where he wrote manufacturing work guidance software and warehouse management systems used in automotive production facilities for Chrysler, Mazda, and General Motors.
Throughout his career, Randall has utilized pioneering technologies to drive projects forward; at age 19, he started his own telecommunications software company where he contributed to the evolution of networked email technologies, and also launched Bryan, Ohio’s first internet service provider in 1995.
Randall spends his spare time pursuing a wide range of interests, including riding motorcycles, inventing, playing an assortment of musical instruments (albeit poorly), and spending as much time with his children as possible. He is also passionate about continuing education, and is drawn to the fields of anthropology, literature, philosophy, and physics.