HUDSON, WI – Thursday, September 14, 2023 (AETOSWire)
Valley Companies, a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain logistics solutions, has deepened its commitment to providing differentiated, value-added services with the hiring of two key industry experts: Rick Luerke and Nathan Ragner. Ragnar was hired as a logistics specialist, while Lewerke now works as a customer solutions manager. Together, the two bring decades of experience to Valley’s engineering solutions.
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Nathan Ragner has been hired by Valley Companies as a Logistics Specialist. (Photo: Business Wire)
“On behalf of myself and Valley Companies, we are thrilled to welcome Richard and Nathan to the family,” said Todd Gilbert, President and CEO of Valley Companies. “Both have extensive experience in the logistics industry. Their unique skills fit perfectly with Valley’s mission of providing solutions and value to our broad customer base. Specifically, both will be heavily involved in expanding our express and project management services lines, having both worked with some of the largest The most famous big box and retail brand names in the country.
In his new role, Loerke leads the company’s expediting portfolio, including cargo truck, express truck, straight truck, and off-road team drivers, along with other expedited projects and customer needs that require faster off-road methods. He also manages one- to three-day air deliveries and express ground shipping, while creating a new custom project portfolio to deliver exceptional results for rollouts and other retail projects.
Loerke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Wichita State University. His prior experience includes expedited engineering solutions, as well as leading and managing inside sales for one of the largest logistics providers in the industry.
“No two projects are the same, so it’s about finding solutions,” Lorke said. “With Valley, I saw an opportunity to get creative and build on the company’s extensive, customer-oriented track record. Whether it’s quick or project-based solutions, it’s about how we exceed customer expectations to make their projects and shipments successful.”
Ragner graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, after which he worked as a senior accountant at State Street Bank & Trust, where he managed accounts worth up to $500 billion. After moving to Boston, he then worked as an operations supervisor at Yellow Transportation, where he managed day-to-day operations and managed approximately 20 employees. He then worked his way into logistics, where he worked as a coordinator, and quickly excelled to become a supervisor.
In his new role, Ragner is based in Kansas City, where he manages expedited shipments, provides quotes and routing, ensuring the company’s shipments arrive perfectly and on time.
“Being able to respond to the customer from start to finish is what makes the difference for me. I saw an opportunity to do that with Vale,” Ragner said. “The company is nimble and responsive.”
“We are delighted to add such valuable experience and knowledge to the Vale lineup,” Gilbert said. “Rick and Nathan have a handle on where this company is going and how we will get there, while getting to the next level through engineering solutions.”
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Founded in 1935, Valley Companies is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain logistics solutions. A family-owned company in its third generation, Valley specializes in custom logistics management and brokerage services, including final mile, less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload (TL) transportation, warehousing, expediting, project logistics and more. For more information, call 1-800-657-6936 or visit www.valleycompanies.com.
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Industry Keyword: Trucking Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Source: Alwadi Companies
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Publication date: 09/14/2023 01:38 PM / Disc: 09/14/2023 01:39 PM