Dan Dershem, President and CEO of LeanLogistics, is responsible for the overall business strategy and corporate leadership of LeanLogistics. Dan oversees the day-to-day operations of LeanLogistics as well as develops the executive strategy for business growth to drive maximum value for LeanLogistics’ clients.
In addition, Dan Dershem, holds responsibility as Senior Vice President of Global Logistics, CHEP. Within the CHEP organization, Dan is responsible for the development and implementation of the global logistics strategy for CHEP, including global technology roll-out along with cost and service performance.
Chris Timmer, Chief Commercial Officer, is responsible for corporate strategy and growth of LeanLogistics. In his role, he leads all commercial aspects of the LeanLogistics business, from Sales and Marketing teams, to the Business Consulting organization.
Prior to taking these responsibilities, Chris served as the COO and SVP of Business Development and Strategy for the organization. Chris has spent the last 23 years in transportation and supply chain delivering software and services solutions globally.
Eric Meister, Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for business growth and profitability for all aspects of customer technology implementation, post-implementation tactical customer support, strategic support services, and client services.
Prior to joining LeanLogistics, Eric drove operational excellence through the adoption of technology in supply chain leadership roles in best-in-class manufacturers and a third party logistics provider including the implementation of LeanLogistics’ solutions. His experience as a customer helps drive a practical approach in developing innovative supply chain solutions.
Steve Pietenpol, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for administering all functional activities related to finance within LeanLogistics as well as strategic direction and operational execution of the LeanLogistics’ European organization.
Prior to joining LeanLogistics, Steve held various financial roles in the Automotive and Transportation sectors of the Manufacturing industry for nearly 20 years. Steve’s broad domestic and international experience includes FP&A, Business Advisory, and Controls and Compliance.
VP Research & Development
Chris Johnson, VP Research & Development of LeanLogistics, oversees all research and development activity at LeanLogistics and is responsible for the LeanTMS® product roadmap. A LeanLogistics employee since 2004, Chris served as the lead technologist of several initiatives including optimization, LeanFleet®, LeanSource®, and LeanDex® before taking his current role. With a background in computer science and mathematics, his unique approach to software development continues to drive LeanLogistics’ technology solutions.
Co-Founder & VP of Sales
Jeff Potts, Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales of LeanLogistics, is responsible for overseeing the LeanLogistics sales team to support revenue growth for all solutions provided by LeanLogistics. Jeff plays a vital role in the growth of the company through the ongoing partnerships with strategic client organizations while leading the global expansion of the organization.
Jeff has held positions in sales, consulting and business development during his past 29 years of experience in the transportation industry providing significant knowledge of diverse supply chains and vast industry experience. In addition, Jeff co-founded LeanLogistics in 1999.
Co-Founder & SVP Product Management
Rick Tucker, SVP Product Management of LeanLogistics, is responsible for global technology product strategy and product management. Rick’s role in creating product strategy encompasses expanding transportation technologies globally along with creating global solutions leveraging data accessible within the LeanLogistics Transportation Network for all network participants. In addition, Rick leads program management within LeanLogistics to ensure consistent process and proper control for all internal projects.
Rick has over 25 years of experience in applications architecture, product development, and business process consulting in the logistics, warehousing and transportation industries. In addition, Rick co-founded LeanLogistics in 1999.
Director of HR
Dan Broekhuizen, Director of Human Resources, strives to maintain and cultivate the culture of LeanLogistics, where “My Goal Is Your Success” is not just an HR initiative, but instead, is the core value that every Team Member is committed to, both internally and externally.
With more than 10 years in the talent management field, Dan has been actively involved in Team Member relations as well as coaching and development. Dan’s experience in the manufacturing and service industries enables him to plan, direct, and coordinate talent management and organizational development activities to maximize the growth and performance of all team members.