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Experienced Excellence

There is no substitute for experience, especially in this business. But experience alone doesn’t cut it. The best leaders continually improve people, processes and technology. Here are the people responsible for our “Bring It” attitude and the results it breeds.

Brian Smith - CEO - Wagner Logitics

Brian Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer

Since joining Wagner in 2005, Brian has moved through the ranks of upper management as director of industrial engineering, vice president of operations and COO. As CEO and President, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership and growth for the corporation. With a distinguished track record in industrial engineering, he plays an integral role overseeing solutions development and customer satisfaction. Brian holds a degree in industrial management from Missouri State University and an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University.

John Wagner, Jr. - President - Wagner Logistics

John Wagner, Jr.
Chief Customer Officer

John literally grew up in the company, first sweeping the floors, then unloading trucks and boxcars. Since coming on full-time in 1976, he has worked at every level of Wagner operations, from inventory clerk to dispatcher to executive vice president. John is a graduate of the University of Kansas and received a transportation certificate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. As CCO, his focus is listening to customers and being their voice within Wagner as solutions are shaped to fit their needs.

Kevin Service- CFO 

Kevin Service
Chief Financial Officer

Kevin has held the position of CFO since joining the company in 2001. He is responsible for finance, accounting, risk management and business strategy and is charged with maximizing Wagner's profitability and cash flow. Kevin joined Wagner after holding director of finance and CFO positions in the engineering, investment and printing industries. He is a CPA with degrees in accounting and business administration and an MBA from the University of Kansas.

Shawn Cloosser - VP of Logistics - Wagner Logistics

Shawn Closser
VP of Sales and Marketing

Shawn's focus is strategic development, marketing, customer growth and retention. He joined Wagner first in 2002 and rejoined us in 2006. He has held numerous positions in his two tours of duty including logistics specialist, capacity manager, pricing manager and director of logistics. Shawn holds a bachelor's degree in marketing management and an MBA with a logistics and supply chain management focus from Missouri State University.

Mike Moon - VP of HR - Wagner Logistics

Mike Moon
VP of Human Resources and Maintenance

Mike is tenured member of the Wagner team, joining the company in 1988 after serving as regional vice president for a large LTL freight carrier. He began his Wagner career as vice president of operations and later moved to vice president of transportation. Today Mike oversees all human resources efforts, ensuring we recruit and retain the most talented and capable people to serve our customers. He also has direct responsibility for facility and equipment maintenance at all Wagner locations.

Justin Eck -= Director of Operations - Wagner Logistics

Justin Eck
VP of Operations

Justin joined Wagner in 2005 and quickly moved from supervisor to operations manager, general manager and operations director. He oversees all Wagner warehouse facilities, coordinating sales, IT, industrial engineering and maintenance functions to ensure they're in line with financial, customer service and safety goals — Wagner's and the customer's. Justin graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in management and earned his MBA from Baker University.

Joe Johnson — Director of IT - Wagner Logistics

Joe Johnson
VP of Information Technology

Joe assumed his role in 2011 and is responsible for all IT staff and needs within the company. His focus is providing innovative and cost-effective software and hardware solutions that enable seamless integration with customers. Joe came to Wagner after holding IT leadership and management positions at a Fortune 500 company in Houston, Texas and two of Kansas City's largest companies. He holds a degree in computer information systems from the University of Central Missouri and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Eric Orr - Director Transportation - Wagner Logistics

Eric Orr
Director of Transportation

Eric joined Wagner Logistics in 2008. He has worn many hats throughout his time with Wagner. He is knowledgeable and experienced in sales, operations, pricing, customer service, transportation, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. His focus is providing an exceptional level of customer service by aligning operations to fit customer needs. He works to grow current customer operations and recruiting new customers. Thru a tier one TMS system, the department is able to focus on continuous improvement processes to better serve customers. Eric holds a degree in Administrative Management and an MBA in Supply Chain Management and E-Business from Missouri State University.

Team work at table
Team work at table

The Wagner Team

Wagner's seasoned logistics pros competitively engage in helping your business work smarter. We do it through advantages of structure, scales and integration.

Warehouse OperationsWhat Bring It Means to Us

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