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About ODW

About ODW

Since 1971, we’ve been experts at building customized supply chain solutions for hundreds of brands. We operate as an extension of your business to control costs and deliver you a competitive advantage over your competition.

ODW Logistics is a premier third-party supply chain solutions provider specializing in integrated logistics solutions. We help companies make smarter choices about warehousing and transportation decisions, so they can streamline costs and operate more efficiently.

We've Got Range

Our values shape our culture.

We’re driven by an unwavering integrity and commitment to our employees and customers.

Trust

Earned over time.

We do what we say we will and are always clear, direct and honest.

Team

Accomplish more together.

We work hard toward a common goal and desire to make everyone successful.

Opportunity

Realize your potential.

We believe our associates have the significance and potential to impact the world around us.

ABOUT GROWTH

We’re pioneers. Proactive supply chain partners. Forward thinkers. We’re constantly looking ahead for our customers, glancing back only to catch a glimpse of how far we’ve come and gauge how far we can still go, together.

1971

Bob Ness and John Berend leased 89,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in Columbus, Ohio, and founded Ohio Distribution Warehouse Corporation.

1980

Dist-Trans Co., our midwest asset-based carrier was founded. Today the fleet operates over 300 trailers and has over 150 drivers

1995

300 employees and expanded operations to 3 distribution facilities totaling 1,000,000 sq. ft.

1997

Ohio Distribution Warehouse Corporation was rebranded and became formally recognized as ODW Logistics.

2007

ODW Logistics acquires The Olson Company and expanded operations to California, Illinois and Wisconsin.

2009

ODW Logistics and Transportation Services (LTS) formed, providing comprehensive transportation management solutions for warehouse and non-warehouse clients.

2018

ODW Logistics expands operations to Dayton, Ohio and opens a state-of-the-art e-commerce fulfillment center in Columbus, Ohio.

Leadership Team

John R. Ness

CEO

John is responsible for setting the company vision and strategy, driving for results, and preserving company culture through ODW’s values of Trust-Team-Opportunity. A passionate entrepreneur, he has launched four businesses under ODW Logistics and has strategically organized a leadership team to scale and grow the company. ODW is owned by the Ness family and has adopted a best-in-class organizational structure, including an independent Board of Advisors, a Family Council, and professional management. John has B.S. Business Management from Wittenberg University.

Ted Nikolai

President

As President of ODW Logistics, Ted leads the organization’s long-range business planning and strategic direction. With over 30 years of supply chain and financial experience, he is responsible for the overall management of ODW Logistics and its divisions, including implementing the company’s growth strategy, aligning divisions and client goals, information technology and strategic positioning. Ted has a B.S. Business Administration – Accounting from The Ohio State University. 

Jeff Clark

Executive Vice President

Jeff Clark heads ODW Logistics’ client relations, sales and marketing, and employment staffing division (Staffing Leadership Group). His responsibilities include leading the company’s new business development strategy, supply chain engineering and design execution, existing client growth, and staffing solutions. Jeff graduated from Purdue University and has a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. 

Lee Kirk

Chief Operating Officer

A commercial operations and supply chain executive with over 20 years of experience, Lee is responsible for driving the strategy and execution for ODW’s contract logistics division. He leads ODW’s North American warehouse and fulfillment operations, continuous improvement, innovation, and Dist-Trans (ODW Logistics’ regional asset-based fleet). Lee is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Business. 

Albert Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Albert is the CFO of ODW Logistics and leads the company’s corporate financial strategy, reporting, and program management. His responsibilities include enhancing ODW’s growth and value creation by evaluating internal operations, acquisitions, cash management strategy and the effective use of corporate assets. Albert is a graduate of Allegheny College and has an MBA in Finance from The Ohio State University.

Michelle Beiter

Vice President of Human Resources

Michelle has over twenty-five years of experience in the Human Resources field. In her role with ODW, Michelle provides leadership in the areas of strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, training, career development, organization design, performance management, compensation, and change management. Michelle is a graduate of Ohio University where she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration.

John Guggenbiller

President, Transportation Management

John Guggenbiller is President and co-founder of ODW Logistics Transportation Services (ODW LTS). He heads a talented management team of logistics professionals. John oversees all transportation solutions, including freight management, brokerage, network design, and strategic transportation advising. John has over 33 years of supply chain leadership with American Standard prior to co-founding ODW’s transportation service division in 2009. 

Dave Giblin

Vice President, Transportation Management

Dave Giblin is the Vice President of ODW Logistics Transportation Services (ODW LTS). He is responsible for ODW LTS product development, strategic direction, and operational execution. Dave leads several teams that design and delivers ODW’s freight management, optimization, and multi-client consolidation solutions. Dave has a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH and an MBA from Xavier University.

John Weber

Vice President of Sales, Transportation Management

John Weber is the Vice President of Sales of ODW Logistics Transportation Services (ODW LTS). He is responsible for sales and meeting client needs with ODW’s portfolio of solutions. His duties include fostering key client relationships and delivering engineered transportation solutions that result in controlled costs and increased supply chain efficiencies. John has a B.S. Business Administration – Transportation and Logistics from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Ohio Dominican University. 

ODW CARES

ODW Logistics maintains a commitment to helping organizations in the communities in which we do business and employees in need.

Reach out Rangers

A unique in-house community relations team, who serve as the volunteer liaisons for the company and the community.

  • Children
  • Underserved Communities
  • Healthcare & Wellness
  • Education

ODW 6:38 Fund

Focused on assisting ODW families in need and on-site counseling services through our marketplace chaplains program.