At Armstrong, we embrace a relaxed culture -- casual dress, lively conversation, fun contests and parties, free coffee, and weekly donuts are just a few of the perks.
Our team members are friendly, family-oriented, and collaborative. But we work hard too!
Our approach to leadership encourages promoting from within. A servant-leader attitude allows our managers to emphasize developing and showcasing others. When a problem arises, you aren't alone. Direct, clear communication is key to our success.
Brian is the President and CEO of Armstrong Transport Group. He brings years of logistics knowledge to the team. Brian began his career booking freight before transitioning to customer sales, agency ownership and executive leadership in logistics. His tenure with Armstrong began in 2014 when he joined the organization as the COO. Brian became the President and CEO of Armstrong in January of 2019. Being in charge doesn’t stop Brian from bringing the fun to the office through things like the weekly donut runs and the annual Halloween costume contest. Brian, his wife Aimee and their two girls, enjoy long weekends relaxing at Lake James and trips back to the Florida theme parks.
Fun Fact: Brian is a collector of unique cars and loves the Broncos and Peyton Manning.
Dave joined Armstrong as the CFO in 2019. With both an MBA and a CPA, Dave is a strong addition to Armstrong. He oversees the financial health of the organization and manages the largest team of employees at the corporate office. Originally from New York, Dave has converted to life in the Carolinas and enjoys traveling to the beach and the mountains with his wife Sarah and their three children.
Fun Fact: Dave is a sports enthusiast and tries to go to as many games as possible. His favorite teams are the Panthers, Hornets, Red Sox and Hurricanes.
Vamsi joined Armstrong in 2020, bringing more than 20 years of experience defining and driving technology strategies for leading companies globally. He is responsible for exploring emerging technologies, evaluating their application to Armstrong’s business, and recommending new approaches and solutions. A master of streamlining priorities, increasing efficiencies, reducing IT costs, and driving implementations, Vamsi is also a passionate leader who strives to empower his teams to support Armstrong’s vision.
Fun fact: In his leisure time, Vamsi likes to read, travel, take long walks, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Lauren is the Vice President of Human Resources for Armstrong. She has been working in logistics since 2000 and started at Armstrong in 2012. Lauren's role has expanded to include agent relations, event planning and marketing. The most fun (and stressful) part of Lauren's job is planning and coordinating the annual agent conferences and reward trips in locations like New Orleans, Nashville and Key West. Lauren, her husband T.J., and their two boys love to vacation together. They plan a family trip every Thanksgiving to a new tropical location.
Fun Fact: Lauren is originally from Chicago and loves the Cubs ⚾ Bears 🏈 and deep dish pizza 🍕
Christy joined Armstrong in September 2020 as a product manager. She is responsible for product planning and execution – from creating ideas through launch and continued support for all ATGFr8 users. Christy works with agents and employees to better understand how improvements to Armstrong's technology can simplify their jobs. She translates those needs into project plans and works with Engineering to bring them to life. Then, Christy connects with Marketing and Operations to help agents and employees adopt those new tools.
Favorite place in Charlotte: U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Favorite thing about working at Armstrong: The camaraderie of Armstrong's team. Everyone is eager to chip in to help each other, no matter the situation or time.
If you could take three things to a desert island, what would they be? A good book, a bottle of whiskey, and peanut butter.
What is your favorite item that you've bought this year? A heated blanket. I am ALWAYS cold.
When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a paleontologist.
Emily joined Armstrong after representing logistics companies and carriers as a litigator. She understands the legal relationships between freight brokers, carriers and shippers, as well as the stringent regulations that impact the trucking industry. Emily's experience and understanding of transportation and logistics are true assets to Armstrong.
Emily relocated from Baltimore with her husband Byron. Since making Charlotte home they have welcomed a daughter to their family.
Fun Fact: Traveling, family and Thai food keep Emily going!
Vice President of Operations
Aaron started out at Armstrong as the Director of LTL in our Jacksonville office, and he is now the Vice President of Operations. Aaron has a strong background in management and in transportation. He approaches every challenge with an optimistic outlook and loves to coach his employees. Aaron goes out of his way to ensure every employee is successful. He is down to earth and loves to be involved in the day-to-day at Armstrong.
Aaron, his wife Natalie, and their four children recently relocated to Charlotte and look forward to exploring their new city.
Fun Fact: Aaron is an avid food forester. What does that mean? He creates forests made out of edible plants.
Vice President of Agent Development
Tom has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the transportation industry. Since joining Armstrong in 2011, Tom’s focus has been leading the Agent Recruiting and on-boarding efforts. He strives to set new agent partners up for success. Tom believes if you work together as a team, you will reach your highest potential. Tom enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and their triplet boys.
Fun Fact: Tom is a huge basketball fan and spends his free time coaching his kids' basketball team and watching the Indiana Hoosiers.
Director of Technology
Rick has over 20 years of experience as a software developer. He began his career in the United States Army as a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. Before joining Armstrong, Rick had a very diverse background, including film and video, finance, housing, event planning, and search engines. As the Director of Technology, Rick leads a team of nine software developers. They create, update, and maintain our transportation management system used by both our internal and external customers. He is always looking for ways to improve our system and develop his team.
Fun fact: Rick played in a chapter of the Junior Olympics as a volleyball player.