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About ODW

About ODW

Since 1971, we’ve been providing warehousing, distribution, and transportation solutions for hundreds of brands. We operate as an extension of your business to control costs throughout your supply chain that deliver you a competitive advantage over your competition.

ODW Logistics is a third-party logistics (3PL) provider specializing in integrated logistics solutions. We help companies make smarter choices about warehousing, e-commerce fulfillment, 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.


Earned over time.

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


Accomplish more together.

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


Realize your potential.

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


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.


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


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


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


Ohio Distribution Warehouse Corporation was rebranded to ODW Logistics.


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


ODW Logistics and Transportation Services (LTS) is formed- providing comprehensive transportation management solutions for warehouse and non-warehouse clients across the U.S. 


ODW Logistics expands operations to Dayton, Ohio and opens a multi-client e-commerce fulfillment center in Columbus, Ohio. 


ODW Logistics Expands Services with Opening of Chicago-Area Cold-Chain Facility.

Leadership Team

John R. Ness


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


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. 

Gary Meador

Chief Operating Officer

Gary leads ODW’s contract logistics operations – including warehousing and distribution, Dist-Trans (ODW’s regional fleet), and Ops Excellence. He is responsible for delivering strategic service solutions to clients that deliver cost advantages and supply chain efficiencies. Gary is a certified PMP and is a graduate from Indiana University with a degree in Business Management.

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.

Michael Roberts

Chief Information Officer

Michael Roberts is our Chief Information Officer. Prior to ODW, Micahel held key leadership roles with DHL and most recently was North American Applications and Global Integration Center of Excellence.

In addition to extensive application and integration experience, Michael’s early career was spent in IT project and practice management roles with BDM (now part of JDA), Oracle, and He earned his degree with joint BSC Honors in Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.


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 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
  • Healthcare & Wellness
  • Education

ODW 6:38 Associate Fund

Focused on assisting ODW families in need who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships and personal tragedies.