Steven L. Rubin – Chief Executive Officer
With 25 years in the intermodal and container shipping industries, Mr. Rubin is deeply familiar with ITSTL’s business and customers. His experience includes serving as CEO of TRAC Intermodal, the largest chassis owner and lessor in the U.S., and Group Vice President Operations and Logistics at Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line), one of Japan’s big three shipping lines. Most recently, he served as CEO of Horizon Lines, a SeaLand successor company and the largest U.S. domestic container shipping line until its sale last month to Matson Navigation. Mr. Rubin served as a Director of the Intermodal Association of North America for six years, and Chairman of that organization in 2011. In the mid-2000s, Mr. Rubin served on the Executive Committee of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association, a trade association that owns Consolidated Chassis Management, the largest pure chassis pool-management company in the U.S. Mr. Rubin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School with a B.A. in History and B.S. in Economics, respectively. He received his M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and obtained a CPA license in New York.
William ‘Bill’ Hamlin – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hamlin has decades of steamship, intermodal, equipment, depot and labor management experience. He was most recently COO of Horizon Lines; President of the Americas Division at APL; head of APL’s marine terminal business Eagle Marine; and various equipment management positions at SeaLand. He was a Board member of the Pacific Maritime Association, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, and the University of Denver Intermodal Transportation Institute; he was also Chairman of OCEMA and Co-Chairman of the Intermodal Freight Transportation Working Group together with USDOT. Mr. Hamlin earned his B.S. from the University of Maine.
Ron Teague – Group Vice President – In-Terminal Services
With 37 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Teague has been with In-Terminal Services since 1988. Throughout his more than 25 years with the company, Mr. Teague has held positions as Regional Manager and Regional Vice President. Prior to joining In-Terminal Services, he spent 10 years in terminal operations with the MOPAC, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads, where he held Assistant Terminal Manager and Terminal Manager positions.
Rene Etcharren – Group Senior Vice President – ConGlobal Industries
With over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Etcharren has extensive operating, business development and international expertise. He was formerly ConGlobal Industries’ Senior Vice President Operations, responsible for all operations, including governmental affairs and partnership relationships in Latin America. Prior to ConGlobal Industries, Mr. Etcharren was Vice President for Container-Care International, responsible for developing container terminal operations in Mexico and Latin America. Mr. Etcharren received a BBA in International Business from The University of Texas at Austin.
Tony Schrader – Group Vice President – American Auto Works
With 25 years of experience in the auto handling business, Mr. Schrader has extensive operating experience with automobile facilities, new car loading and unloading facilities, contract switching, and auto plant site loading and shuttling operations. As a co-owner, Mr. Schrader sold his business—now rebranded as American Auto Works—to ITS ConGlobal in 2011. Prior to American Auto Works, Mr. Schrader managed Norfolk Southern’s Kansas City Mixing Center, the largest facility of its kind at the time, processing nearly one million automobiles a year.
Marc Bumgarner – Vice President Sales & Marketing
With 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Bumgarner began his career at Santa Fe Railroad in the Intermodal Business Unit, and went on to hold positions in strategic planning, pricing and business development. He most recently served as Vice President of Strategic Planning & Acquisitions at Matson Logistics. With In-Terminal Services since 2012, Mr. Bumgarner graduated from Northwestern University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Tom Montagino – Vice President Environmental Health & Safety
With over 16 years of experience in multiple industries, Mr. Montagino has implemented best practice EH&S programs that reduced incident rates and losses for global companies. His areas of expertise in the EH&S field include behavior-based safety, mobile equipment safety, and loss reduction. Mr. Montagino is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with an MS in Safety Management from West Virginia University, an MBA from Philadelphia University, and a BS from Indiana University in Pennsylvania.
Brian Mellen – Vice President Technology
With over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, Mr. Mellen has extensive expertise running technology initiatives, including technical and network operations, as well as software programming and design. He was formerly ConGlobal Industries’ CTO. Prior to ConGlobal Industries, Mr. Mellen was an Information Technology Specialist, responsible for developing and integrating transportation and logistics software. Mr. Mellen received a BS in Accounting and Finance from Carroll College.
Paul Kleppetsch – General Counsel
Mr. Kleppetsch joined ITS in August 2015. Most recently, he was a partner with Cassiday Schade LLP in its Chicago office, where he concentrated his practice in the areas of construction, product liability and transportation defense. His practice included litigation in both the state and federal levels. Mr. Kleppetsch received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The University of Dayton.
Mike Schlaman – Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Schlaman has 20 years of business experience in Human Resources and leads the HR function for ITS ConGlobal. Most recently, he served as the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources for the Schindler Group. His responsibilities included the strategic HR planning and development for the Americas where his focus was on developing strong organization capability and improving operational efficiency throughout North and South America. Formerly, Mr. Schlaman was a Human Resources Executive for GE Healthcare where he held various progressive HR leadership roles, including Integration Leader for a global commercial transformation, as well as HR leader for Performance Solutions and Service Sales. Prior to that, he worked for other Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Honeywell, and Rockwell Automation. Mr. Schlaman has taught graduate level courses in Human Resources and has served as a speaker at various business and leadership conferences on topics such as organization change and leadership effectiveness. He holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Donald Tomes, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
With over 25 years of progressive experience in multiple industries, Mr. Tomes is responsible for the overall financial and accounting strategy of the company. Prior to joining the organization, he was a CFO in the trucking and logistics industry and was the Executive Vice President at Bradner Central Company. Mr. Tomes is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago.