Combined, our executive team has over 75 years of industry experience
Executive Advisor and Co-founder of MD Logistics and MD Express
With over 30 years of industry experience, Mark Sell has established himself and his company as leaders in the 3PL industry. His experience includes positions ranging from National Account Sales Manager to Director of Logistics Services for Pharmaceuticals, working for CF Airfreight, Profit Freight Systems, LEP International and GeoLogistics. He and business partner David Kiebach founded MD Logistics and MD Express in 1996, followed by the establishment of strategic partnership with SEKO Worldwide in 2002. In 2008 Mr. Sell was recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Ernst & Young. In 2020, Mr. Sell arranged the acquisition of MD Logistics into the Nippon Express global network and assumed an Executive Advisor role within the organization in 2021. Mr. Sell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s School of Business.
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 – Business Development
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 served as the Vice President of Life Science Solutions since joining the company in 2008. His understanding of the industry and the company’s specific business verticals will help him target key accounts, moving forward. Mr. Luthman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Monmouth University.
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 – 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
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.
In memory of David Kiebach
Co-Founder of MD Logistics
“MD Logistics is defined not only by our culture, but also our history. Through Dave’s contagious spirit and enthusiasm, he influenced those around him to build a culture and brand that he was proud of. As we continue to grow the MD Logistics family, we remember Dave’s contributions and know that his spirit is reflected in who we are today.” – Mark Sell