Meet our Leadership Team

Mark Holden

CEO

Mark Holden joined A&R Logistics in 2012 as President and CEO. Mark is a veteran executive in the logistics space, previously leading four separate investments to a successful sale and IPO. Previous to A&R, Mark was the President, CEO and Owner of Prime Distribution Services, Inc. (PDS), recognized in 2011 as one of the top 100 food logistics companies in the United States. Prior to acquiring PDS, Mark was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of American Commercial Lines Inc. (“ACLI”). Mark joined ACLI in January 2005 and led the Company’s Initial Public Offering, which Forbes Magazine cited as one of the top five IPO’s in 2005.
Chris Ball

President

Chris Ball has over 25 years of experience in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management that includes holding senior executive positions within large scale North American trucking firms, founding two 3PL businesses, and holding several senior leadership roles inside global distribution corporations. Chris has a proven track record in leading successful organizations that focus on high levels of service to clients while developing and delivering innovative global supply chain solutions.
Alex Buck

SVP Chief Strategy & Legal Officer

Alex Buck leads growth strategy for the company and the operational functions of safety, human resources, legal and communications. Previously, Alex led customer success and implementation for Uptake, a leading industrial AI and IoT technology company, where she managed all aspects of customer implementation strategy, planning and execution for the company.
Taimur Sharih

SVP Chief Financial Officer

Taimur has financial acumen in the chemical industry and, most importantly, has a proven track record as a leader for some of the largest chemical companies in the world.
Dan Jaworski

SVP Chief Commercial Officer

Dan Jaworski is based in The Woodlands, TX and is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CCO for A&R Logistics. Prior to joining A&R in 2013, Dan spent 32 years with American Commercial Barge Line serving most recently as VP of Liquid Sales focusing on inland marine chemical and petroleum transportation. Dan was a member of the American Waterways Operators Executive Committee in 2009 and 2010.
Sam Diaz

President Export & Domestic Warehousing

Sam Diaz brings more than 25 years of logistics experience to his role as President – Value Added Warehousing, Export Packaging and In-Plant services. In this position, he leads all functions of the organization by building a strong culture rooted in the company’s core values and using Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) as the method for success and sustainability. Sam works to build truly accountable teams with clear purpose and a foundation of deep trust.
Dionne Quiachon

Chief Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Officer

Dionne brings 26 years of experience in Environmental Health & Safety, Claims and Security to her role as Chief EHS&S Officer. In her position, she leads all EHS&S, DOT and Claim functions across the organization. She is structuring and building a high performing team to position the company for growth while establishing a Safety Culture of Excellence. Dionne is passionate about our employees safety, the environment and the safety of the public in which we do business.
David Perry

President Liquid Chemical

David has a lifelong career in chemical logistics and transportation, starting with international transportation of chemicals and subsequent operational positions in chemical bulk trucking for liquids and plastics. Later moving to development and support of domestic intermodal operations and various strategic executive management jobs. David was with Trimac Transportation for more than 25 years and was responsible for Trimac’s North American chemical business, including plastics. As well he had parallel responsibilities for Trimac’s US energy and merchant gas businesses.
Dale Carpenter

President of Global Logistics

Dale joined A&R to lead Global Logistics, the 3PL Division of A&R Logistics and the development and go-to market strategy for technology products. Dale has over 25 years of experience holding senior leadership roles in the transportation and logistics space with a concentration in solutions development and technology. Most recently the CEO of Direct Connect Logistix, an Indianapolis based freight brokerage, Dale has a track record of delivering operational excellence, collaborative solutions, and building organizations that scale.
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