Christine Hamlett joined Riverside Logistics in 1996 and currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Corporate Officer and owner of the company. She is currently responsible for oversight of Corporate Regulatory Compliance and Licensing, Corporate Employee Training Programs and Internal and External Operational Audits. As co-owner of the company, she has experience in many facets of the company including customer service, human resources, training, quality management systems, accounts payable, freight payment, purchasing, and accounting. Prior to joining Riverside Logistics, Christine worked at the 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 one of the original founders of the company. He is responsible 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 managed the growth of Riverside Logistics into a profitable and successful full service logistics firm offering outsourced services including warehousing, kitting, transportation purchasing, freight audit and payment services, transportation brokerage, dedicated trucking and 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. Shippers Commonwealth was a productivity solutions provider of Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and collaborative transportation solutions. He and Bob built the company into a leader of “SaaS” services. The company was purchased by in 2011 by Red Prairie.
Prior to forming Riverside Logistics, he 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) in the United States in James River’s centralize truckload dispatch “Load Control Center.” As General Manager his responsibility included managing James River’s private fleet business as well as the Load Control Center. These two operations represented $200 million of transportation spend annually. Prior to his position as General Manager, he served as Controller/Financial Accountant at both James River and Chesapeake Corporation.
Mr. Hamlett holds a Bachelors 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 3 children Maria, Christian and Anna. In his spare time he enjoys golf and watching baseball and football with friends and family.
Jim Durfee, who as General Manager, ran our Transportation Operations from 2004 to late 2006, has re-joined Riverside in 2015 as Vice President 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 33 years of Logistics experience across Manufacturing, Retail and 3PL settings. Most recently running the centralized global logistics operations at Meadwestvaco Corporation. This operation controlled over 400 million in logistics spend and handled shipments across 6 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 a number of years and is a licensed ICC Practitioner, a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a TIA Certified Transportation Broker, and a Certified Member of AST&L (now APICS). He is also a former President of the Central Virginia CSCMP roundtable and holds a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State and a MBA in Management from Loyola University.
Rick Holden is Vice President of Business Development and Corporate officer for Riverside Logistics. Having joined Riverside in 1998 he has over 22 years of diverse, multi-disciplinary, and multi-industry 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, he has worked in almost all of the operational facets of the company.
Before coming to Riverside he worked for a major surgical kit supplier that is now part of Medline Industries, where he oversaw the distribution network and started up manufacturing operations overseas.
Mr. Holden 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)
Michael Kenny has been with Riverside since 2009. He is responsible for warehouse and distribution operations, and order management for all Riverside Logistics warehouse accounts. He has over 20 years of distribution management experience overseeing warehouse, transportation, customer service, and personnel management. In addition, he has several years of procurement and project management experience. Prior to joining Riverside, Mr. Kenny served as Operations Manager and Project Manager at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer). He served as Customer Service Center Manager for Office Depot and oversaw their receiving, inventory control and procurement departments. He started his professional career with Nabisco, Inc. where he managed several of Nabisco’s warehouse facilities. Mr. Kenny has broad based knowledge of regulatory compliance, quality compliance and quality improvement methods. His experience includes FDA and OSHA Regulations, Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) requirements, ISO 9001, Quality Management Systems (QMS), Quality Assurance Audits, AIB and NSF Supplier Assurance Audits, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma (Green belt).
Mr. Kenny holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Christopher Newport College (now University) and a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University. He also completed advanced graduate studies in Project Management at University of Richmond.
Scott Claus joined Riverside Logistics in 2014 as Director of Transportation and in his role leads a team of capable and experienced logistics professionals in both strategic and tactical aspects of transportation with customers who have chosen to outsource some or all portions of their transportation spend. Mr. Claus has over twenty years of supply chain management experience including: demand planning, machine scheduling, warehouse management, transportation and 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 and MWV and most recently was with Cardinal Health, a $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 and earned an MBA and Valedictorian honors from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Scott O’Donnell joined Riverside in 2006 as Vice President Sales where his primary role is to develop new warehousing and transportation business. He has also managed the transportation brokerage business unit at Riverside Logistics. In his career he has over 30 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. Previous to that 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. Having joined Riverside Logistics in February 2013, Bill has over 22 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.
Mr. Furr is a graduate of 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 is Riverside Logistics Chief Financial Officer. He has over 30 years of executive management experience, most recently serving as President/CFO of Surf or Sound Realty in North Carolina. He and his family are returning to Richmond where he previously served as CFO of Quantum Resources Corporation. In his new role, Stone will be responsible for oversight of all financial business transactions and working with the CEO to identify and capitalize on new business expansion opportunities. Stone is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, with a B.B.A. in Accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.