Select 1 Group, a leader in auto transport and event logistics since 1997, announced the appointment of three new members to its executive leadership team effective January 2023.
Jonathon Guastella has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer, Michael Carlson has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer, and Bryan Johnson has been appointed as the new Chief Commercial Officer. These moves come on the heels of last year’s acquisition of KT Transport which broadened Select 1 Group’s (S1G) national footprint, added a fleet of state-of-the-art open car haulers, and significantly expanded its OEM-focused, new product delivery capability.
Jonathon Guastella brings over 12 years of experience in finance, accounting, and business strategy to the company. In his previous role as Director of Finance at Reliable Carriers, he was instrumental in driving growth and profitability, and will now oversee all financial aspects of the Select 1 Group. Jonathon holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Western Michigan University, a Master of Science in Accountancy from Walsh College, and is working towards his Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University. Jonathon is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Michael Carlson has over 12 years of experience in operations management and process improvement. Michael is a S1G legacy employee, where he started as a long-haul driver, before being promoted to operations administration where he continued to rise through the corporate ranks. He most recently led the company’s Transportation Management System (TMS) conversion efforts which streamlined existing businesses operations, and overhauled the value proposition S1G offers its customers. In his new role Michael oversees the day-to-day operations of The Select 1 Group, ensuring that the company is running efficiently and effectively.
Bryan Johnson is a 25+ year seasoned C-Level transportation professional. His experience includes both operations and sales in domestic transportation including open and enclosed Finished Vehicle Transport, General Freight, Brokerage, 3PL, Dedicated Fleets, Refrigerated Transportation, Full Truckload and LTL.
“I am excited to have joined the Select 1 Group and I have no doubt we will continue to be the industry’s top provider, “Johnson said, “Through dedication, commitment, and discipline towards our goals I am determined to help lead the organization, and every employee on the team to success.”
As S1G’s Chief Commercial Officer, Bryan’s main responsibilities will be driving top-line revenue across all business verticals of the Select 1 Group. He will be actively working with S1G’s clients and the sales team and will be directly involved with the pricing and approval of all rates and contracts moving forward.
“We are excited to welcome Jonathon, Michael and Bryan to our executive leadership team,” said Gary Carlson, CEO of The Select 1 Group. “Their extensive experience and expertise will be invaluable to our company as we continue to grow and evolve. I am confident that they will help us drive our business forward and achieve our strategic objectives. We started this year with a targeted strategy and a goal to offer a better product, at a lower price, that is of higher quality than any of our competitors, and this new executive management team has already accomplished this since their arrival.”
With the appointment of these new executives, and several other business growth efforts in the pipeline, The Select 1 Group is well positioned to continue its rapid growth trajectory and deliver value to its customers.
About The Select 1 Group:
Select 1 Group is a full-service vehicle logistics and event services provider based in Troy, Michigan. The company specializes in any form of vehicle trucking and event support including experiential marketing events, port distribution, vehicle testing, dealer transportation and much more. For more information, please visit www.s1g.com.
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