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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.


Give and it will be given.

We treat others with honesty, fairness, and integrity.


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 opens a cold-storage facility in Romeoville, IL serving the food and beverage industry with freezer and temperature-controlled warehousing. 

Leadership Team

John R. Ness


John is responsible for setting ODW Logistics' long-term strategy, company vision, and preserving culture through the organization's values: Respect, Trust, Team, and Opportunity. A passionate entrepreneur, he has launched four businesses under ODW Logistics and has strategically organized the leadership team to foster an aggressive company growth strategy. ODW Logistics is owned by the Ness family and has adopted a best-in-class organizational structure, including an independent Board of Advisors, and Family Council. 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 ODW Logistics' corporate strategy, aligning divisions and client goals, information technology, and company growth. 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 new business development, warehousing solution design, existing client growth, and labor staffing solutions. Jeff graduated from Purdue University and has an MBA from The Ohio State University. 

Gary Meador

Chief Operating Officer

Gary leads ODW’s contract logistics operations which includes warehousing and distribution, Dist-Trans (ODW’s regional dedicated fleet), and operations excellence. He is responsible for delivering ODW"s corporate operation strategy vision. Gary has experience in a variety of sectors including Healthcare, CPG, E-commerce, Service Parts, and Reverse Logistics. He has managed businesses in North America and Latin America. Gary is a certified PMP and is a graduate from Indiana University with a degree in Business Management.

Albert Campbell

Chief Financial Officer

Albert leads ODW Logistics' 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.

Jodi Lewis

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jodi is ODW Logistics’ Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for developing and executing ODW’s human resource strategy including succession planning, talent management, recruiting, total rewards, continued learning, and employee engagement. Prior to joining ODW, Jodi spent four years at Galls, LLC as the CHRO. Galls is a private equity backed company and they are the largest provider of uniforms to public safety professionals. Prior to Galls, Jodi spent 27 years at Ashland, Inc in various HR leadership roles. Jodi has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Ohio University.

Michael Roberts

Chief Information Officer

Michael Roberts is ODW Logistics' Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for developing short/long-term strategic information technology plans to enable the company to meet its business and growth objectives. Prior to ODW, Michael led North American Applications and Global Integrations with DHL Supply Chain. He earned his degree with joint BSC Honors in Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.


John Guggenbiller

President, Transportation Management

John Guggenbiller is President and co-founder of ODW Logistics Transportation Services. John is responsible for the strategic vision of ODW Logistics transportation solutions, including freight management, brokerage, transportation network design, and retail consolidation. 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. He is responsible for product development, strategic direction, and operational execution of ODW's transportation management services. Dave leads ODW's freight management, optimization, and retail 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. John leads ODW's transportation sales and is responsible for designing engineered transportation solutions, client growth, transportation service development. 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.