Management Team
Dave Floyd - President
Dave founded Professional Auto Transport in June of 2003. It has grown from 13 car carriers at start-up to over 225 car carriers today. Dave has over 35 years of experience as the owner and CEO of automobile transport companies.
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Lowell Hudson - Vice President
36 years in various operations management positions in the LTL and Auto Transport industries. Lowell joined Professional Auto Transport in 2005.
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Rich Burns - Vice President - Operations
Rich has 33 years of transportation and logistics experience, working for Toyota and Burlington Northern Railroad. He has held positions in Operations, Planning and Analysis, Marketing and Sales, and Information Systems. Rich joined Professional in 2015.
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Gary Welter - OEM Operations Manager
Began with Ryder/Commercial Carriers in 1997 as Quality and Safety Manager. Ryder merged with Allied Systems in 1998. Set up their ISO 9000 process in the Western region in 1998 and was a corporate ISO Auditor. Was Terminal Manager at Long Beach, CA and Mira Loma, CA from 2001 until 2007 when he was promoted to Western Region Manager. Gary came to work for Professional in late 2011.
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Albert Oropeza - Driver Manager
Driver for Falcon Auto Transport from 1984 until 2002. Managed operations for Leno's Auto Transport from 2002 until joining Professional Auto Transport in 2011. Albert handles all driver-related issues including recruiting, training, and retention.
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Mike Floyd – Operations/Quality Manager
Mike has 4 years of operations and quality management experience in the trucking industry since joining Professional in 2014. He graduated with a Management degree in 2014 from the University of Nevada-Reno, then completed his Finance MBA from Cal State Fullerton in 2017. Mike has experience in Driver Safety, Human Resources, and Technology Implementations.
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