At Modern, we live our Mission. We don’t refer to it as a mission statement, something to be framed, place on the wall, and ignored. Rather, it’s how we work, live, interact with each other, and lead our team.
Within our Mission, you’ll find the passage that states we encourage everyone to be creative, innovative, and motivated to improve the value we bring to our customers and shareholders. Further, we share our quest to continuously create a culture of honesty and respect, where a sense of trust and mutual confidence will flourish.
Throughout our leadership, you’ll find that each member lives The Mission of Modern Transportation.
Having joined Modern in 2006 as Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Cozzens was instrumental in the company’s growth and technological transformation. In 2010, he was promoted to the role of President, charged with re-engineering business processes to increase efficiencies and operating margin, along with charting growth in new liquid and dry bulk markets, including additional chemical and hazmat opportunities. Prior to joining Modern Transportation Services, Mr. Cozzens held management positions in the high-tech and software sectors. In his role immediately prior to joining Modern he was an executive with a logistics optimization company and worked directly with Fortune 500 manufacturers and the Department of Defense. Mr. Cozzens holds a Bachelor’s Degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business with focuses in finance and logistics management.
In 2011, Mr. Bartolacci joined Modern Transportation as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Modern, Mr. Bartolacci served as CFO for a conglomerate of service companies and President of an environmental engineering consulting firm. In his current role, Mr. Bartolacci’s team is responsible for Modern’s financial controls and reporting, as well as information technology. Mr. Bartolacci earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Systems and Accounting from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has also earned his Master’s degree in Finance and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, an institution for which he has served as a professor of finance for the past twenty years.
Mr. Gallowitz, an accomplished senior-level executive with a track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the transportation industry, joined Modern as Vice President of Operations in February 2018. From his service in the United States Merchant Marines to his vast strategic operational experience with Matlack Systems Inc., Trimac Transportation, and Dupre Logistics, Mr. Gallowitz has established a reputation marked with leadership and operational excellence.
Mr. Witt joined Modern Transportation in 2020 as the Vice President of Safety and Human Resources. As a proven leader, he brings with him his enthusiasm to serve the people of Modern Transportation, as well as an established and successful career in Transportation. Woodson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Utah State University and his Juris Doctorate Degree at the University of North Carolina. He is also a certified Personal Trainer and Health and Wellness Coach.
In 2014, Mr. Smith joined Modern Transportation as our Sr. Director of Equipment & Maintenance. Following his tenure of two decades with Roadway and YRC Freight, Mr. Smith’s transition to Modern charges him with numerous responsibilities including all vehicle maintenance, vehicle purchase and lease agreements, vehicle repair contracts, and real estate leases. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
In 2020, Mr. Campbell joined Modern Transportation as Director of Human Resources and later in the year took on his new role as Director of Safety, Risk Management & Payroll. Before joining Modern, Mr. Campbell spent 27 years leading a company serving the Household Goods industry. Mr. Campbell brings extensive experience in Human Resources, Finance, and Safety to the Modern team. Mr. Campbell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and obtained the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
Joining Modern Transportation in 2013, Mr. Benacquista began as a Terminal Manager and quickly progressed to Area Director of Operations, overseeing continued success across Modern’s field operations. In 2016, Mr. Benacquista was promoted to Director of Pricing and Operations Support, a role in which he focused on applying a data-driven approach to evaluating Modern’s business portfolio and operational processes. A natural progression to these efforts, Mr. Benacquista was promoted to Sr. Director of Pricing and Continuous Improvement in 2022, a role in which he will expand this analytical approach to all departments making Modern Transportation a more data- and process-driven organization. Prior to joining Modern, Mr. Benacquista gained wide-ranging transportation experience during his eight years in various roles with YRC Freight. Mr. Benacquista is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
After having enjoyed tremendous success in numerous transportation arenas, including specialty chemical and petro-chemical, Mr. Wilt has assumed the responsibility as our Director Corporate Accounts. Having joined Modern in 2016, Mr. Wilt is charged with strategically accelerating Modern’s continued growth in the liquid chemical and dry bulk sectors. Mr. Wilt began his career with Carolina Freight Carriers, later spending 14 years at Norfolk Southern’s Triple Crown Service intermodal subsidiary. Since 2004, he has served in executive leadership positions at Quality Carriers and, most recently, Schneider Bulk. Originally from Lorain, Ohio, Mr. Wilt is a graduate of the University of Toledo, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising.