Mike brings more than 35 years of operational, sales, administrative and international logistics experience to Dove Logistics and Transportation, LLC, which he co-founded in 2001 and serves as chief executive officer. Previous assignments include industry leaders Federal Express Ground, Airborne Express, Right-O-Way Transportation and Roadway Global Air.
As regional vice president for Right-O-Way, in Chicago, Mike directed operations, sales and support functions that accounted for the majority of the company's business, while generating seven-figure gains to bottom-line results. As Director of the New York Metro Region for FedEx Ground, he was responsible for all business operations in the company's largest market.
Thomas has drawn on his broad logistics experience and marketing background to lead Dove from startup to standard-bearer in the intensely competitive third-party logistics industry. His vision, integrity and drive have earned him a solid reputation as a corporate strategist and team-builder among customers and employees alike.
From the outset, Mike has held firm to the belief that the best way to run a profitable business is to recruit and retain the highest quality workers. An excellent recruiter, he knows that properly motivated and rewarded employees provide the best service, which builds customer loyalty and long-term success.
An understanding of the pivotal role of technology, combined with a firm grasp of customer requirements, has enabled Mike to plot a path for Dove's strong growth and expansion into new markets. His mastery of all facets of the freight forwarding industry makes him not only capable, but eager to lead by example, establishing best practices and high standards of performance for the company.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and personnel administration from Ball State University. He is a golfer, singer and avid sports fan. He and his wife, Diane, have three sons and two daughters-in-law.