CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
From owner operator to president of a billion dollar transportation company, Al Steele has worked in nearly every position the logistics industry has to offer.
As the COO of Hickory Transportation and its sister companies, HTS Logistics and Hickory Intermodal, Steele enjoys building the foundation for new companies and helping his employees succeed. He’s spent nearly 35 years in the Jacksonville transportation field and has had the pleasure of mentoring countless individuals to reach their full potential.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark Tanner joined Hickory Transportation in September of 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 35 years of experience as a financial professional, including 25 years in the transportation industry.
Before joining Hickory, Tanner served as CFO/CEO, Co-CEO and Board member for Trailer Bridge, Inc. He was an integral part of the 1991 start-up team and helped grow the business to an annual revenue of $130 million; including completing a successful IPO in 1997.
Tanner holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida and is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida. He is an active member of the AICPA and FICPA.
VICE PRESIDENT, HTS LOGISTICS
Steele moved to Jacksonville in 2001 to embark on an exciting career in America’s Logistic Center.Over the past 15 years, Steele has served in various positions of increasing responsibility and leadership roles in operations, business development, and finance. He is keen on creating a culture to attract dynamic future logistics professionals as well as a philosophy of always coming up with a way to say YES to ever-evolving customer demands.
In his spare time, Steele enjoys spending time with his wife, son Dylan and family, as well as coaching his son’s sports teams. Although he has Southern Michigan roots, Steele studied at the University of Florida and became an avid SEC sports fanatic.
VICE PRESIDENT, HICKORY TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Steele has been part of the logistics industry for 20+ years with more than 10 of those years spent in transportation management. Before moving to Florida, Steele grew up in Michigan and studied economics at Michigan State University. After earning vital experience in trucking, Steele played an integral part of establishing Hickory Transportation Services in 2013.
Having a passion for customer service, he enjoys working, meeting new people and tackling the challenges of a startup company. When he’s not working, Steele enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
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