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 100 car carriers today. Dave has over 30 years of experience as the owner and CEO of automobile transport companies.
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Lowell Hudson - Vice President
32 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 30 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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Mike Parker - Manager of Quality and Claims
Began in the Auto Transport industry in 2002 with Hadley Auto Transport as Quality Manager, overseeing the training and quality of 175 drivers. Became Western Regional Manager for Selland Auto Transport based in San Bernardino, CA in 2006. In 2007 went to Jack Cooper / Pacific Motor Trucking as Quality and Damage Prevention Manager for Northern and Southern California, overseeing the quality and training of 220 drivers. Came to work for Professional Auto Transport in his current position in May, 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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