Unlike many companies with transient management, our leaders have remained at the helm of Houser Logistics, Inc. for many years and play an active role in our daily operations.
Sam C. Houser, CEO
With an eye on the future, Sam C. Houser, CEO of Houser Logistics, Inc. grew up understanding the value of family, hard work, dedication and a commitment to service. Under the watchful eye of his father, he was immersed in the freight business at an early age and was able to learn transportation bottom to top. After high school, he studied traffic and transportation at Catawba Valley Community College.
This unique perspective spawned a career in transportation that has transformed a small family owned operation into an impressive trucking corporation that boasts coast-to-coast expedited service that rivals any competition. Those same core values that began a family owned company back in 1970 attributed to the success the company has enjoyed for many years. Although the scope of Houser Logistics, Inc. continues to broaden to meet the needs of our ever expanding customer base, our focus on family and customer satisfaction has never been stronger. Having served on numerous boards, including the Lincoln Medical Center Board of Directors, Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, and as Chairman of the Lincoln Economic Development Association Board, Sam believes that only by investing in people and technology can a company improve their cutting edge for the future.
Sherry Houser Lee, Executive Vice President
Currently serving as our Executive Vice President with 30 years of experience, Sherry is involved in all facets of the company. In addition to her role at Houser Logistics, Inc., she and her husband own and operate Hidden Valley Farms, a poultry and cattle operation located in Casar, NC.
Sherry’s leadership and her passion for customer service and employee welfare remains her prime focus. This coupled with her strength in sales, public relations, and employee morale has been a key factor in our success.
Candy Houser, Executive Vice President
Candy Houser, our Executive Vice President, oversees planning and linehaul operations. Having a lifelong history in transportation, like many of the leaders at Houser Logistics, Inc., Candy has worked her way through the ranks from early age and excels in customer service and problem solving. Her ability to think critically and quickly to resolve complex situations is an asset to the company and our customers. Whether it’s with clients, employees or management, Candy’s ability to communicate sound business practices and solutions is second to none.
Tim Kirby, Vice President of Operations
Early in life, Tim developed an interest in the field of Computer Integrated Logistics. He attended California State University in Long Beach, California where he studied Business as well as the fundamentals of cost-effective materials handling and supply chain management. Soon thereafter, he was able to put his education to work as the Manager of Logistics for a large furniture manufacturer in Southern California. As a quick study in his chosen field, Tim soon assumed responsibility for all aspects of the supply chain function including import/export, warehouse management, transportation and distribution, packaging, and carrier rate/service negotiation. He later worked in sales and marketing for a number of leading supply chain providers, particularly within the home furnishings industry. After various assignments with these companies, he began as West Coast Operations Manager. Tim is skilled in virtually all aspects of the supply chain and he continues to contribute fresh and exciting new methods of cost control and productivity improvement for our company and customers.
Colby L. Houser, Vice President of Safety/Human Resources
Colby knew at an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in transportation. During her time at Houser Logistics, Inc., she has assumed a range of roles and responsibilities to increase her knowledge of daily operations. Colby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership which has made her uniquely qualified to direct Houser Logistics, Inc.’s Human Resources and Safety Department. She is also responsible for the Houser Herald, a newsletter which includes periodic industry updates, company goals, promotions and events. Colby’s service to Houser Logistics, Inc. is an invaluable component of the overall daily operations to ensure company compliance, employee safety and relations, training and development, and recruitment and selection.
Patty J. Toler, Vice President of Sales
Patty’s extensive background in all facets of transportation solutions gives her the experience needed to provide the right solution for your transportation and warehousing needs.
Patty’s drive and passion for customer satisfaction is unsurpassed in the industry. By utilizing a proactive management style, she insures her customer’s needs are satisfied by utilizing her thirty plus years of experience in sales, operations and regulations. Patty’s balanced approach to your business needs allows her to offer the right solution for your truckload, LTL and warehousing needs.
Lewis "Buddy" Holson, Business Development
Buddy holds the position of Business Development at Houser Logistics, Inc.. He started with the company in October 2009, but has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years. With a vast back ground in LTL, business development and customer retention, Buddy thrives within his sales and marketing accountabilities. Outside of Houser Logistics, Inc., Buddy serves as the Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Transportation & Logistics, a non-profit 501 C(6) Organization formed in 1929. He resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Christy, and two sons, Mckinley and Nolan.
Mike Pappas, Business Development
After graduating from UNC – Chapel Hill in 1979 Mike entered the Transportation industry and has been there ever since. Beginning with McLean Trucking and a stint with Yellow Fright in sales and operations Pappas moved more into the niche carrier world of transcontinental trucking. With positions of Executive VP with Carolina Western and 26 years with Am-Can Transport Mike really enjoys the expedited services offered with team service operations.
Mike joined Houser Logistics in early 2017 in business development and continues to enjoy selling a team operation based transcontinental trucking service — especially the family oriented successful company of Houser Logistics.