BEHIND THE INNOVATION AND SERVICE ARE A TEAM OF LEADERS THAT HAVE OUT PERFORMED THE INDUSTRY FOR DECADES:
Our management team has over 300 years of industry experience in dealing with supply chains. This wealth of knowledge combined with a drive to continuously out perform the industry average is why leading corporations choose Thomson as their preferred logistics partner.
CEO & President - Jim Thomson
Jim Thomson, a native of Southern Ontario, is the founder and co-owner of The Thomson Group of Companies. He received his B.A. degree in Business from the University of Toronto and went on to enrol in Toronto's M.B.A program. Mr. Thomson is one of the first in Canada to establish a full service 3PL provider, offering warehousing, consulting, transportation, and design build. He has held the responsibility as Director on every major Transportation Association committee in Southern Ontario and was one of only two recipients to be recognized with a National Transportation award for his contributions to the industry. He received the 'Award of Excellence' from The Transportation Association of Canada. Mr. Thomson is responsible for overseeing the executive staff and operations. His leadership maintains a clear focus on company goals and policies for long term success and continued growth.
Sr. Vice President - Sally Thomson
Sally Thomson a native of Southern Ontario, a graduate of the University of Toronto. Sally brings 35 years of experience in her position as owner and co-founder of the Thomson Group of companies. She has gained a reputation for being one of the first women to be involved with the North American logistics industry and is responsible for overseeing finances, policy and corporate strategy.
Director of Transportation Operations - Gordon Miller
Gord Miller has 33 years of experience in the logistics industry. Gord has extensive knowledge of large scale distribution networks within North America. Gord is responsible for the management of daily operations in regards to all aspects of dispatch, fleet, and drivers in the transportation of goods throughout North America. Prior to joining the Thomson Group, Gord’s career included positions as Operations Manager with UTL Transportation Services, Supervisor of Operations with Servall Transport, Operations Manager with Richards Delivery Service and tenure for 5 years in an executive position at Kingsway Transport.
Traffic Manager - Stacey Jenkins
Stacey Jenkins, over the last 15 years has held various positions within the company and is currently responsible for transportation traffic. Currently, Stacey is on the Board of Directors for the North American Transportation Council, Toronto Trucking Association, The Transportation Club of Hamilton and is actively involved with numerous associations including, IWLA, Delta Nu Alpha and Freight Carriers Association of Canada.
Vice President - Brian MacRae
Brian MacRae's experience in the transportation and warehousing industry spans the last 30 years between Richards Delivery Service and The Thomson Group. His extensive knowledge of retail, grocery and pulp and paper industry has helped lead Thomson to becoming one of the largested 3PL service providers within those respective industries.
Director of Warehouse Operations - Al Russell
Al Russell, a graduate with a BA in economics from the University of Western Ontario, has been involved in the development and operational strategic planning of large scale warehousing and distribution networks over the past 20 years. His experience and indepth knowledge of all aspects related to the storage of goods has been an asset in coordinating and executing the day to day operations and critical startups necessary in ensuring a good supply chain solution.
Director of IT - Garry Wilks
Garry Wilks has a background of 20 years in computer networking, infrastructure building, administration and software development within the logistics industry. Garry is responsible for the overall research and development of new technologies and extensive, ongoing creation of our technology infrastructure. Previous accomplishments include responsibility for the design, development and implementation of numerous transportation & warehousing- focused software and hardware solutions. Garry was responsible for implementing our order entry and billing software, with tie-ins to the AccPac accounting system which facilitates the exchange of data via EDI standards. Garry is also responsible for implementing client server technology and internet enabled solutions such as: on-line inventory reports, GPS tracking and customized transportation reports. With Garry’s expertise Thomson has successfully integrated SAP, Oracle, Oasis, and Windows based systems.
Controller - Moona Bedi, BA CGA
Moona Bedi a Certified General Accountant, holds an Honours Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and joined the company in June 1994 as Corporate Controller. She brings over 20 years of experience to her chosen field. She is responsible for overseeing accounting, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, and Human Resources for Thomson Terminals. Prior to joining the company, Moona worked in the public accounting field for 6 years. She specialized in clients dealing with commercial and residential real estate.
Director of Business Development - Kevin Farr
Kevin Farr is a graduate of the University of Victoria and went on to complete his graduate education in e-commerce and new media. Kevin’s areas of focus include ongoing innovation in marketing and execution, brand evolution and creative strategy, sales initiatives, warehousing and transportation account auditing. Since joining Thomson in the Spring 2003, Kevin has prioritized the use of internal advertising initiatives and research to drive marketing strategy.
His accomplishments include the formation of the company's first in-house advertising and marketing platform. Kevin has also driven marketing effectiveness through increased diversification of media and uses of tools which have had a substantial reduction in marketing spend.
In addition, Kevin over sees accounts both in transportation and warehousing. His responsibilities include auditing daily activities of operations and contract negotiations.
Director of Sales & Marketing - Jeff Wilder
Jeff Wilder is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and went on to receive his executive training at Schulich School of Business at York University and Queen’s School of Business. Jeff brings 14 years of experience in transportation and warehousing operations. Jeff's management of critical day-to-day operations has helped maintain and develop the transportation division of the Thomson Group.
Director of Maintenance & Safety - Gabe Di Pede
Gabriel Di Pede leads Maintenance and Safey Compliance operation. Gabriel has tenure of 17 years and has grown within the company and within the industry. His leadership, dedication and customer service skills have proven to be a great asset in the daily tasks of delivering more than one thousand truckloads per day. Gabriel obtained his executive training at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Gabriel has also received HACCP training through the Guelph Food Technology Centre.
- Ontario Trucking Association (OTA)
- Hamilton Transportation Club (HTC)
- Toronto Transportation Club (TTC)
- Toronto Trucking Association (TTA)
- International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)
- Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada (SCL)