graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1966 majoring in Business
Administration. He then graduated from St. Mary's School of Law in 1970
completing the requirements for a Juris Doctor degree. Bill spent 26 years
in the automotive industry as owner and operator of Andrews Ford Sales,
a Ford-Mercury dealership in Rockwall, TX from 1972-1998. The dealership
was sold in 1998.
Since 1991, Bill has been actively involved
in managing Andrews Transport, Inc. and currently holds the position of
Chairman and CEO. Andrews Transport was founded in 1973 by Bill, Gary and
their father. Bill along with his brother Gary, recognized the need to develop
an organization based on meeting customers needs with superior information
systems, analytical capabilities, and a strong operations group to support
the business and provide a high level of customer service. The company would
focus on developing a specialized service offering based on long-term contractual
agreements. In November 1997, Bill formed a partnership with Darron Eschle
to start Andrews Logistics Inc.
Later in February 2002, Bill and Darron indentified
the opportunity to partner with Matt Stoker to establish Advantage Logistics
Solutions to focus on the Dedicated Logistics Service offerings in the Houston
J. Darron Eschle, President
& CEO. In 1997, Darron partnered with Bill
Andrews to found Andrews Logistics Inc. He recognized the opportunity and
demand to develop an organization focused on dedicated contract carriage
and other niche logistics markets. The initial focus was in the transportation
of bulk liquid products. The company soon expanded focus into the retail
transportation, Manufacturing, and Supply industries and beyond.
Darron began his career working for the
major truckload carriers in their Dedicated divisions. Darron made a major
contribution towards business development, operations, and solutions development
both in the U.S. and in Mexico. He also spent time focused on dedicated
automotive logistics engineering business, where he focused on creating
transportation synergy opportunities between a major third-party provider’s
existing "big 3" automotive business in order to create a long-term
stronghold on the accounts. Prior to starting Andrews Logistics, Darron
also worked in a new start-up logistics division for the world’s largest
small package delivery company where he worked in the pricing and logistics
design department. He later transitioned into business development over
their Southeast region. Darron holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech
University and a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Texas.
Bob Miller, Executive
Vice-President. Bob has over 20+ years experience in the Logistics
industry. He has held various positions with some of the country’s
leading 3PL’s. He has a broad transportation and warehousing skill
set gained from various positions held in operations, design/network analysis,
and sales & marketing. Throughout his career of ever expanding responsibilities,
Bob has worked closely with companies of various size and product mix, including
several Fortune 500 accounts, in developing, implementing, and managing
exceptional customer solutions.
Bob is active in industry related associations
such as CSCMP and WERC and received a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree from The University of Oklahoma in 1984.
Brian Jarvis, Vice-President
of Finance & Administration. Brian has
the responsibility for the finance and accounting functions and corporate
administration to include human resources, insurance and benefits.
Before Brian joined Andrews Logistics Inc in August of 2001, he was involved
with the commercial lending group at a major banking institution in the
United States. During his time in the banking industry, Brian was involved
in credit and risk analysis for the gaming division for states such as Nevada,
Arizona and New Mexico. Brian began his banking career in 1997. Brian also
worked as a licensed investment broker for another well known banking institution.
Brian received his Bachelor of Business Administration
from Baylor University in 1996.
Griff Odgers, VP of Safety & Risk Management.
Since joining Andrews Logistics Inc in 2003, Griff has put into place the
structure necessary to organize, analyze, & develop a strong Safety
and Compliance Department with a focus on safety in daily operations. Griff’s
efforts helped ALI earn the National Tank Truck Carriers Safety Improvement
Award in 2004 & 2005. Andrews Logistics Inc achieved the U.S. Department
of Transportation “Satisfactory” rating and also received the
Hazardous Material Safety Permit. Griff is active in the National Tank Truck
Carriers Inc, the Texas Motor Transportation Association, and the National
Fire Protection Association. Griff has obtained the following certifications:
HM 126F, Cargo Tank Inspection, & Safety Audit Training.
Before joining ALI, Griff was Director of
Safety for an entertainment industry transportation company. He helped the
company become certified for Motor Carrier Safety & Compliance from
the U.S. DOT. He became certified with the Professional Truck Driving Institute
of America and the U.S. DOT Driver Qualification.