ECA Board of Directors
The Express Carriers Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by and from the general membership.
- Serve a two-year term and must be re-elected every 2 years to continue to serve on Board
- No two people from the same company can be on the board at the same time.
- Attend two meetings at the annual Marketplace, plus three other meetings (Summer, Fall & Winter)
- Participate in Conference Calls during months that we do not have a face to face board meeting.
- Individual board members are responsible for covering their own costs to attend the meetings. The ECA does not reimburse nor in any way, pay the members of the board of directors.
- When an unexpected opening on the board happens such as when a serving member resigns, the President of the board may appoint a new member at his or her discretion and then that person is voted upon by the entire board of directors.
- Those individuals who give so much of their time, talent and money to support the ECA, keep the organization running to the benefit of not only the membership but also the industry as a whole.
Members of the Board
Company: Cxt Software
Corporate Position: Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Jim Luciani is the Vice President, Sales & Marketing, at CXT Software, and joined the company in 2008. Along with leading CXT Software's sales, marketing, and account management efforts, Jim is cultivating business partnerships in the expedited delivery and last-mile distribution markets. These partnerships are critical to CXT Software's growth strategy.
Previously, Jim was the Vice President of Fastrucking, a California-based company specializing in scheduled deliveries. In this role, Jim was charged with leading Fastrucking from $1.5 million to $10 million in sales in less than five years. He also collaborated with Fastrucking's IT team to develop technology that provided the company with a significant competitive edge. Because Fastrucking served Fortune 500 companies, Jim gained experience managing large and complex accounts.
Prior to Fastrucking, Jim served in various roles at Corporate Express Delivery Systems. He began his career in the delivery business at 2-Point Courier as co-owner and Chief Executive Officer.
Jim is based in San Diego, California, providing a West Coast presence for CXT Software.
Address: 3030 N Central Avenue, Suite 708 Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 265-0915
Fax: (760) 681-6870
First Vice President
Company: Airport Courier Service
Corporate Position: Owner
I started Cape Ann Courier in August of 2002, with the plan of being a local courier to my little piece of the North Shore of Boston. A good idea, but in practice not a way to support a family. I was originally with Sonic Air before they were bought out by UPS. My knowledge of airlines/tsa/security and any NFO functions inevitably led to servicing national companies at Logan International Airport. We are fortunate to have sustained excellent growth since inception.
In February of 2006 we purchased another company who had contracts to deliver lost luggage out of Logan. We took the name of Airport Courier Service and took over the location of that business right across the street from Logan. We have since focused on NFO operations and ad hoc routes to go with our luggage.
It is no exaggeration to say the 1st ECA Marketplace I attended (2007), got me fired-up. It was and continues to be the perfect vehicle for growing young companies to garner serious contacts and actual business.
I feel as though I'm living a dream of late. I love what I do, and take pride in our organization and level of professionalism we bring to our sector of this business.
I am blessed with my wife Eileen O'Connor, and 4 children, Jonathan 25yo works in the business, Maura 16 is as are her siblings an honor roll student athlete, Regina 13 also plays the cello, and James is 10 and one of the nicest kids in the world. We do have Celtics season tickets (long before this year) and enjoy going to the games. I truly enjoy time with my family and the relationships I've made through this crazy business we're in. I look forward to being an active member of the Board.
Address: 515 Saratoga St East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 561-1151
Fax: (617) 569-8242
Company: Kid Glove Service, Inc.
Corporate Position: Vice President
I went to high school in Indianapolis, Indiana and I attended college at the University of Louisville. I have been in the transportation business for over 30 years and my background includes courier, small parcel, less-truck-load, and truckload freight experience. For most of the last 18 years, with the exception of a few years in the late 1990's, I have been employed by Kid Glove Service, Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana where I am the Vice President. I am also one of the Principals of All Points Logistics, Inc. which is an in-house 3PL.Email: email@example.com
Address: 6550 East 30th St. Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: (317) 547-6550
Fax: (317) 544-1470
Company: Spee Dee Delivery Service
Corporate Position: Sales Manager
Craig Heurung has been employed with Spee Dee Delivery for the past 26 years. During that time, he's been involved in various aspects of the company, but he has specialized in Sales and Marketing. Craig is a former member of Spee Dee Delivery's Board of Directors. He also has been involved in numerous trade shows as well as a presenter at the Parcel Forum.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 4101 Clearwater Road, Box 1417 St. Cloud, MN 56302
Phone: (320) 251-6697
Fax: (320) 251-4317
Company: Avalon Risk Management
Corporate Position: Regional Vice President
Deirdre has spent many years cultivating relationships and creating programs & coverage for the courier industry. She is a vocal advocate of supporting the ever changing last mile delivery model. A position on the board of directors will allow her to proactively create the necessary insurance coverage and programs to protect and serve this vital niche of the transportation industry. Deirdre has over 20 years in the transportation insurance business. Specializing in couriers, truckers, freight forwarders, property brokers, etc. She has been an employee of Avalon Risk Management since 2002 as a producer and currently holds the position of Regional Vice President of the San Francisco/Seattle territory. She is the Avalon resident expert in all things courier related.Email: email@example.com
Address: 840 Hinckley Road, Ste 100 Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 652-4100
Company: MANKO Delivery Systems, Inc.
Corporate Position: President/ceo
Dave Armitage is co-owner of MANKO Delivery Systems, Inc. and is an experienced professional in the Last Mile Delivery service arena. Current experience as President / CEO of MANKO Delivery Systems, Inc. with facilities in Tampa, Fort Myers and Orlando, Florida. Prior experience as COO with Hackbarth Delivery Service covering numerous SE US market areas. Key executive experience in national route service businesses (Trugreen, Suntory / Dannon). Extensive experience in air freight with Emery Worldwide prior to sale to CF.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 8326 E Adamo Drive Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 886-8862
Fax: (813) 886-8229
Corporate Position: President
I have been President at Bonded Transportation since June 1, 1999. Started at Bonded Messenger in 1979 as an account receivable clerk while attending college. Was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager in 1989 and General Manager in 1996. Purchased the company with Carrie Ehlers who was the Operations Manager in 1999.
Graduate of U W – Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Business degree.
Address: 418 N 27th St. Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: (414) 933-4500
Immediate Past President
Company: TransSolutions & Resources
Corporate Position: President & Ceo
Paul Steffes possesses over 30 years of transportation experience in the same-day, next-day, air freight and cash transportation logistics industries. Throughout his career Mr. Steffes has served in executive level positions with regional and national companies. Since 2011 he has served as President & CEO of TransTek, Inc. Prior to TransTek, Mr. Steffes served for 7 years as Vice President of Sales with Jet Transportation and Logistics developing and implementing a regional brand and regional business development plan. Paul is currently serving as the Immediate Past President of the Express Carriers Association (ECA). He has served as a director since 2000 completing terms as president, 1st vice president, 2nd vice president, secretary and MarketPlace chairman.Email: email@example.com
Second Vice President
Company: Relay Express, Inc.
Corporate Position: General Manager
Jim Bernecker graduated from Ohio University in 1992. Prior to beginning his career with Relay Express, Jim worked as a Kindergarten teacher, an Executive for the Boy Scouts of America and a Director for the YMCA.
In 1998 Jim Bernecker began with Relay Express as a salesman for the Dayton, Ohio office. Shortly thereafter Jim was promoted to the Branch Manager of the Dayton office in order to support the sales he had made. Jim’s original sales in 1998 and 1999 included Emery Expedite, a large cross-dock operation to support a regional HVAC distributor, and multiple on-demand customers that included labs, architects, and trade show material. In 2001 Jim was elected to the Express Carriers Association Board of Directors where he served his 2-year term on the Shipper committee. In 2003 Jim was promoted to Operations Manager for Relay Express and moved into a daily role in the Company’s Headquarters located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2004 Jim was promoted to General Manager. Since becoming General Manager, Relay Express has opened offices in Columbus, OH and Romulus MI to support regional business with National Customers. Relay Express has grown 400% in revenue since Jim became General Manager. Recently Relay Express has been named to INC. Magazine’s top 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in America for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Currently Jim Bernecker handles all of Relay Express’ large National customers. He spends his time between all five offices monthly and considers his biggest responsibility to continue to develop talent within the organization.
Jim has been married for 12 years to his wife Mindy. He has three children, Brett age 9, Brody age 6, and Kaylen age 4. When not working, Jim enjoys exercising, working outside, and spending time with his family.
Address: 498 Commercial Dr Cincinnati, OH 45014
Phone: (800) 860-6288
Fax: (513) 860-2865
Company: A-1 International, Inc.
Corporate Position: Vice President Of Sales
Mike has been with A-1 for 30 years, and has been instrumental in helping the company to grow from a 4-person office into a still-growing company with more than 200 employees and more than 200 contractors in four markets. During his career with A-1, Mike has held positions in operations, administration and sales. This diversified background along with A-1’s varied portfolio of customers and services helps him to understand all aspects of the courier, warehousing and logistics industries. Mike is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, NJ.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 2226 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (732) 225-1515
Fax: (908) 688-3733
Company: Crosstown Courier, Inc.
Corporate Position: President
Steve is president of Crosstown a company providing courier, freight, and warehouse services in the southeast. Prior to becoming president, in 2007 Steve worked in operations and financial management for 15 years. Additionally he served on several state and national associations.Email: email@example.com
Address: 1450 Gould Blvd LaVergne, TN 37086
Phone: (800) 727-5871
Company: NOW Courier
Corporate Position: Director Of Business Development
Matt was enlisted in the U.S. Army, and proudly served as a Military Police Officer. In 1993, he started his career in retail, where he held every position from Delivery Driver to National Training Manager for one of the largest appliance/electronic companies in the country. Since joining Now Courier in 2010, Matt has exceeded all expectations as a Sales Rep, Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and is now Director of Business Development for both Now Courier and Nowgistics. With the help of his Regional Sales Managers and Customer Care Manager, Matt is responsible for the sales, growth, and profitability of Now.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 111 e mccarty st
Phone: (317) 201-1620
Fax: (317) 201-1620