Meet Our Executive Team

Combined, our executive team has over 75 years of industry experience

President & CEO, John Sell

John Sell

President & CEO

John Sell has been a member of the MD Logistics team since 1996, holding a variety of positions, including International Freight Forwarding Operations, IT Manager, Director of Sales and, most recently, Vice President of Retail & Transportation Solutions. With over 20 years of industry knowledge, Mr. Sell’s knowledge of the end to end supply chain, coupled with a firm understanding of the MD Logistics client base, provides him with the opportunity to continue to lead the organization with a service first mindset. 

Vice President of Business Development, Emilie Gerbers

Emilie Gerbers

Vice President – Business Development

Emilie Gerbers is responsible for driving strategic selling and organic growth opportunities for key accounts in select markets and organizing the sales and marketing initiatives between Nippon Express and MD Logistics. With over 15 years in a customer facing role, she has a strong background in client communications and account management, as well as brand development and leadership. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing from Indiana University.

Vice President of Finance & Corporate Solution, Casey Suzuki

Casey Suzuki

Vice President – Finance & Corporate Solution

Casey Suzuki joined the MD Logistics team in February of 2021 after joining Nippon Express in October 2020. Mr. Suzuki brings with him a wealth of financial knowledge and over 37 years of experience with MUFG Bank, Japan’s largest banking institution. As Vice President, Finance & Corporate Solution, Mr. Suzuki not only has oversight of the finance department, but will also oversee the HR and Quality departments to continue to ensure corporate compliance within the organization. Mr. Suzuki received his MBA from the University of Chicago and holds CIA, CISA and CAMS certifications.

Vice President of Life Science Solutions, Chad Hodges

Chad Hodges

Vice President – Life Science Solutions

Chad Hodges has over 25 years of supply chain and healthcare logistics experience and has been a member of the MD Logistics team since 2006. During his tenure, Mr. Hodges held positions responsible for SOP creation, successful systems integrations, WMS implementations, client onboarding, workforce management and QC and operational optimization initiatives and was instrumental in spearheading serialization and DSCSA compliance within the MD Logistics pharmaceutical business. Mr. Hodges earned his MBA in Applied Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Vice President, Retail and Transportation Solutions, Ryan Robertson

Ryan Robertson

Vice President – Retail and Transportation Solutions

With over 25 years of 3PL warehouse operations experience in the consumer goods manufacturing industry, Ryan Robertson has been a member of the MD Logistics team since 2017. Mr. Robertson has spent his time with MD Logistics, leading the MD Logistics Retail and Consumer Goods warehouse through various engineering and technology upgrades. Prior to joining the MD Logistics team, Mr. Robertson spent 14 years with Newell Brands (Jardon Corporation) holding positions such as, SAP Configuration Analyst, Sr. Manufacturing Manager, and Director of Operations, eCommerce. Mr. Robertson earned his MBA in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati.

Vice President of Business Development, Jeff Luthman

Jeff Luthman

Executive Advisor

Jeff Luthman has 30 years of director-level experience at Fortune 100 companies, including Ford Motor Company and Bristol Myers Squibb in both manufacturing and pharmaceutical distribution. His range of expertise included Warehouse Operations, Customer Service, Strategic Planning and Project Management in both domestic and international supply chain operations. Mr. Luthman most recently served as the Vice President of Life Science Solutions. A role in which he served since joining the company in 2008. Mr. Luthman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Monmouth University.

In memory of David Kiebach & Mark Sell

Co-Founder’s of MD Logistics

“MD Logistics is defined not only by our culture, but also our history. Through Dave and Mark’s contagious spirit and enthusiasm, they influenced those around them to build a culture and brand that they were proud of. As we continue to grow the MD Logistics family, we remember Dave and Mark’s contributions and know that their spirit is reflected in who we are today.” – John Sell

David Kiebach
Mark Sell + Davie Kiebach - MD Logistics
President & Co-founder, Mark Sell