FINDLAY — One of the rewarding things about staying in a region, even when you don’t stay in the same job, is crossing paths with friends and colleagues.
Doug Williams, Ohio Logistics’ new vice president of the Midwest Division, is experiencing that.
Williams has been with the company nearly eight years. He started as a general manager in Fostoria before being promoted to business development with the company. Then in late 2013 he earned another promotion, as vice president.
Williams lives in Delphos with his wife and two children. He is a 1995 graduate of Bluffton University’s business school.
He previously worked for Plastipak and then I&K as it became owned by Chef Solutions.
“It’s truly very rewarding, crossing paths with people in the industry, people in my previous lives and seeing them again in my new life,” Williams said. “It’s truly a small world, and you just never know. You get to know a community, a region. You have your finger on the pulse of a region.”
Ohio Logistics is headquartered in Findlay and is one of the largest privately held logistics companies in the Midwest. It has 11 sites in Ohio, including a warehousing operation in Ottawa and five locations in Findlay. The company provides innovative warehousing, distribution and transportation services.
The Midwest Division includes facilities in Ohio, Indiana, Georgia and Kentucky. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 19 locations in seven states operating more than 6 million square feet. The company’s headquarters remain in Findlay, in the Tall Timbers Industrial Park, which includes a foreign trade zone.