Logistics Management Solutions Key Contacts


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Dennis Schoemehl

Chief Executive Officer
Dennis Schoemehl Dennis is a seasoned logistics professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. He began his logistics career as a sales representative for leading freight carrier, Roadway Express in 1974. Shortly thereafter, he joined the sales team at Consolidated Freightways and spent the next 15 years rapidly advancing his career. During this time he served many major corporations, including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Emerson Electric Company, Monsanto Company and BASF Corp.

In 1996 Dennis formed LMS and, under his leadership, the company has experienced unprecedented growth; in 2006 LMS was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the country by Inc. magazine. For the past four years, LMS has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. By embracing technology and fostering a creative work environment, he has helped to create a company that continues to be recognized for its innovative and effective logistics practices, as well as its Web-enabled technology services. In 2004 Dennis was named an "Entrepreneur of The Year" by Ernst & Young in the category of "Realizing business potential through technology," which was presented by Microsoft. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.

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Greg Umstead

President
Greg Umstead Greg offers nearly 20 years of industry experience and as president, he drives LMS' operational success and company growth.
 
Prior to his appointment to this position, Greg was vice president of operations for the Eastern region. In this role, he oversaw our East coast business, which includes one of our largest clients, BASF. On behalf of this leading chemical manufacturer, Greg directed a multi-mode international center of excellence and excelled at adapting quickly to growth and change. An accomplished logistician, Greg drove results-oriented programs that exceeded customer expectations. Among other initiatives, he designed and implemented a freight consolidation program that yielded millions in transportation cost savings. Through the years Greg has proven to be a successful leader who specializes in aligning operational procedures with client goals.
 
Prior to joining LMS, Greg spent eleven years at Chopper 79, Inc., a third-party provider in Montville, NJ. There, he held various management positions in operations and warehousing. He also designed and implemented a "Lead Time Reduction System" for the Toyota account that resulted in an 18-hour reduction from point of order to point of delivery.
 
Greg holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.  He has been with LMS since 2000.

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Scott Hunt

Chief Financial Officer
Scott Hunt In addition to overseeing LMS' financial matters, Scott works with our management team to outline and support financial growth objectives. His attention to detail and business savvy proves invaluable as he directs day-to-day accounting operations while developing long-term growth strategies.

Before joining our team, Scott was an independent accounting and finance consultant for four years, which included time spent as the interim chief financial officer for St. Louis-based Columbia Iron Works. He also served as a process and system consultant to LMS. Prior to that, he was the assistant vice president of finance for Rehabcare Group in St. Louis. There, Scott worked alongside the executive management team to develop policies and procedures to successfully implement the company's strategic plans. He effectively managed many high profile projects and developed a reputation for meeting goals on time and under budget. Scott also held financial management positions with Kasco Corporation and Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, also in St. Louis. He has bachelor of science degrees in accounting and finance from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. Scott has been with LMS since 2008.

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Drew Gillow

Chief Information Officer
Drew Gillow Drew brings more than 20 years of supply chain technology experience to LMS' team of executive officers. In addition to vast technical knowledge, Drew offers business savvy and a strong history of leading teams of IT professionals to ensure technology investments keep pace with a company's ever-evolving operational needs.

Prior to joining LMS, Drew spent 20 years in various IT roles at Monsanto in St. Louis. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in managing the transportation management system (TMS) implementation for this Fortune 500 company and Solutia. He offers extensive EDI and system interface experience. In his most recent position as business architect, Drew developed and executed IT initiatives to drive operational improvements that aligned with Monsanto's long-term business plans. He has managed projects in excess of $20 million and has earned industry awards, including AgGateway's Ron Storms Memorial Award for lifetime contribution to electronic commerce in the agri-business industry. Drew is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where he received an MBA and degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, and systems engineering.

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Tracy Meetre

Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions
Tracy Meetre As Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions, Tracy develops and drives LMS' broad-based technology, related systems and applications. A transportation expert, Tracy uses her experience to help clients streamline their logistics operations using state-of-the-art technology. She also played a vital role in developing and launching TOTAL, an award-winning system that continues to drive LMS' unprecedented growth. She specializes in working with clients, and prospective clients, to gain a thorough understanding of their business needs. Tracy then transforms these needs into solid technology applications that are designed to meet and exceed client's financial and operational objectives.

Previously, Tracy was a consultant for LMS and responsible for bridging the gap between SAP R/3 and the client's chosen TMS, to help LMS customers meet their business objectives. Before joining LMS, Tracy was a logistics business analyst for a St. Louis-based logistics company. In this position, she was responsible for the integration, configuration and implementation of their planning, scheduling, and direct payment system. Prior to that, Tracy spent several years as a national account executive for Cass Information Systems. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Missouri State University.

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Jason Lind

Director of Market Development
Jason Lind As Director of Market Development, Jason manages LMS' research and development policies. He also works closely with our sales and operations departments to create pricing strategies for clients and prospective clients. In addition to his market development capabilities, Jason offers more than 15 years of logistics experience.

Prior to joining LMS, Jason held various transportation management positions at Emerson. As a transportation analyst, Jason was instrumental in developing and implementing cost reduction programs for this Fortune 200 company. As a division traffic manager, Jason was responsible for managing domestic and international transportation while maintaining a $15 million annual transportation budget. Jason holds a bachelor's degree in industrial administration from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and a master's degree in business administration from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. He has been with LMS since 1997.

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Dustin Tylka

Director of Information Technology
Dustin Tylka Dustin is a seasoned Web application developer who leverages his unique leadership skills to manage LMS' in-house team of programmers and information technology (IT) support specialists. As the director of technology development, Dustin oversees LMS' software assets, including TOTAL, TOTALFreightPay and TOTALRate, and he and his team upgrade existing applications while architecting new software solutions to keep pace with client needs.

Previously, Dustin spent three years with LMS as a software developer with a dual focus on Web application enhancement and solution development. Additionally, he has been a software developer and IT consultant working with numerous Microsoft products within a wide variety of application environments.

Dustin has a bachelor's degree and master's degree in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Jeff Brasier

Vice President of National Accounts
Jeff's in-depth knowledge of the transportation industry and its technology continues to benefit existing and prospective LMS clients. As Vice President of National Accounts, he uses his analytical skills to translate shipper's transportation needs and data into viable technology and outsourcing solutions.

Before joining LMS, Jeff was founder and president of St. Louis-based i-Logi, a logistics service provider specializing in supply chain redesign and transportation cost reduction. In this role, Jeff led network redesign studies, benchmarking studies, developed optimal routing models and facilitated online bidding processes using his proprietary, Web-native software. Jeff began his career at Solutia in St. Louis where he was a business operations planner and supply chain analyst. Subsequently, he spent two years as an operations research analyst for LMS. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in business marketing with an emphasis in logistics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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