Christine Hamlett joined Riverside Logistics in 1996 and currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Corporate Officer and co-owner of the company. She is responsible for oversight of Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Licensing, Corporate Employee Training Programs, and Internal and External Operational Audits. As a co-owner of the company, she has experience in many facets of the company: customer service, human resources, training, quality management systems, accounts payable, freight payment, purchasing, and accounting. Prior to joining Riverside Logistics, Christine worked at Richmond Children’s Hospital, Easter Seals, and John Randolph Hospital as a Clinical Speech Pathologist.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology from James Madison University and a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee.
Christine is married and the proud mother of three children: Maria, Christian, and Anna. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and traveling.
Keith Hamlett is an original founder of the company and maintains responsibility for the overall operation of the company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Corporate Officer and is a co-owner of the company. He has grown Riverside Logistics into a profitable, successful full-service logistics firm which offers outsourced services such as warehousing, kitting, transportation purchasing, freight audit and payment services, transportation brokerage, dedicated trucking, yard services, trailer rental and freight management services.
During his time at Riverside, he partnered with Robert (Bob) Shagawat in 2000 to start up Shippers Commonwealth, LLC. Keith and Bob build Shippers Commonwealth into a leader of “SaaS” services, offering Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”), Transportation Management Systems (TMS), and collaborative transportation solutions. The company was purchased in 2011 by Red Prairie.
Prior to forming Riverside Logistics, Keith served as General Manager of Transportation for James River Corporation (Koch Industries, Inc). He was instrumental in implementing one of the first Transportation Management Systems (TMS) offered in the United States into James River’s centralize truckload dispatch “Load Control Center.” His responsibility as General Manager included managing James River’s private fleet business and their Load Control Center. These two operations represented $200 million of transportation spent annually. Prior to his position as General Manager, he served as Controller/Financial Accountant at both James River and Chesapeake Corporation.
Keith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Longwood University and an MBA from College of William and Mary. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
He is married and has three children: Maria, Christian and Anna. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, watching baseball and football, and spending time with friends and family.
From 2004 to 2006, Jim Durfee served as General Manager of Riverside Logistics by managing Transportation Operations. He re-joined Riverside in 2015 as Vice President of Business Transformation. Jim is tasked with driving the strategic planning and infrastructure improvements necessary to help Riverside achieve its long-term growth targets.
Jim has thirty-three years of Logistics experience across Manufacturing, Retail, and 3PL settings, including management of the centralized global logistics operations at Meadwestvaco Corporation. This operation controlled over $400 million in logistics spent and handled shipments across six continents.
Mr. Durfee has worked on a variety of TMS platforms using both in-sourced and out-sourced logistics resources. He taught Logistics as an adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond for some time and is a licensed ICC Practitioner, Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, certified Six Sigma Black Belt, TIA Certified Transportation Broker, and Certified Member of AST&L (now APICS). He is also a former President of the Central Virginia CSCMP roundtable who holds a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State and a MBA in Management from Loyola University.
Rick Holden serves as Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Officer for Riverside Logistics. Having joined Riverside in 1998, he has over twenty-two years of experience in areas of supply chain management, 3PL Sales, logistics, transportation, warehousing, and contracts management and negotiations in industries including medical surgical supply, pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing, chemical and controlled substances, and various consumer products. Rick Holden is currently responsible for all business development and consultative sales activities for Riverside Logistics. Having started the warehousing operations and previously managing the transportation functions at Riverside, Rick practically has experience in every operational facet of the company.
Before coming to Riverside, Rick oversaw the distribution network and overseas manufacturing operations for a major surgical kit supplier now part of Medline Industries.
Rick holds a BS in Operations Management from Virginia Commonwealth University with advanced graduate studies in Logistics Management at University of Richmond. He is also certified in ISO 2000 procedures and is a past president of the Council of Logistics Management, Central Virginia Roundtable (now the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals).
Scott Claus joined Riverside Logistics in 2014 as Director of Transportation, now leading a team of capable and experienced logistics professionals in both strategic and tactical aspects of transportation. Scott has over twenty years of supply chain management experience including: demand planning, machine scheduling, warehouse management, transportation, ERP management system design and implementation, load center management, private fleet operations, and network design. Mr. Claus has practiced in manufacturing environments with Kimberly-Clark, MWV, and, most recently, Cardinal Health, an over $90 billion wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and health care supplies to pharmacies, hospitals, labs, and ambulatory care providers.
Mr. Claus holds a BA in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University. He returned to school in the early 2000’s to earn an MBA with Valedictorian honors from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Scott O’Donnell joined Riverside in 2006 as Vice President Sales with a focus in developing new warehousing and transportation business. He has also managed the transportation brokerage business unit at Riverside Logistics. Scott has over thirty years of experience in transportation sales, warehousing operations, and transportation operations. Scott came to Riverside from FWC Trucking where he was Vice President of Sales. Previously, he held several warehouse and transportation management positions at Richfood Inc. (now SuperValu) and Union Camp (now part of International Paper). Scott has extensive supply chain experience in the refrigerated food and packaging industries. Having worked for both the carrier and corporate sides of the relationship, he has a unique understanding of what makes the 3PL customer relationship successful.
Mr O’Donnell holds a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State University where he attended on a full scholarship for football.
Bill Furr is Director of Human Resources, responsible for Associate Recruiting, Retention, Training, Compensation Programs, Benefits Management and Administration, Regulatory Compliance, and Risk Management. Joining Riverside Logistics in February 2013, Bill has over twenty-two years of multi-state organizational Human Resource and Risk Management experience. He is a former Chair of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for the County of Caroline, VA, providing leadership in the development and enactment of the county’s federally mandated Emergency Action Plan.
Bill graduated Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Management with advanced graduate studies in Human Resources at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. Bill is a certified A/B Operator and Operator Trainer for Above Ground and Underground Storage Tanks through the Maryland Department of the Environment, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Melvin Stone serves as Chief Financial Officer at Riverside Logistics. He has over thirty years of executive management experience, most recently serving as President/CFO of Surf or Sound Realty in North Carolina. He and his family returned to Richmond where he previously served as CFO of Quantum Resources Corporation. Melvin is responsible for oversight of all financial business transactions, working with the CEO to identify and capitalize on new business expansion opportunities. Melvin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.B.A. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.