Business is based on relationships, based on trust, based on working with people that understand your needs, and share your passions and vision. The GPA Logistics team is made up people who not only have the know-how and industry experience, but also people who are passionate about utilizing their skills in a positive way to help our customers meet their business goals.
GPA Logistics is led by:
Bill Drummer, CEO. MBA Global Management:
Industry veteran Bill Drummer has owned and actively managed 3PL’s in New Jersey and California for the past 25 years. As a founder and CEO of ADI Logistics (Apparel Distribution Inc), LTD Trucking, and ADI Freight Services, Bill is intimately familiar with the needs and requirements of shippers of apparel, footwear, and consumer product goods wholesalers shipping to major US retailers and direct to consumer.
As President of West Coast Operations for O’Neill Logistics, Bill moved to California and established O’Neill’s distribution centers and trucking operations from scratch, building it from 65,000 sq. ft. to a 300,000 sq. ft. operation employing over 100 associates in less than 3 years.
Bill’s team building skills, and his attention to continuous improvement, internal staff education, and collaboration and partnering with customers all come together at GPA Logistics as he and Brian Cantrell build a best in class organization.
Brian Cantrell, a highly experienced Senior Leader of Operations, brings his 25 years of experience in 3PL management to GPA Logistics. Following many years of management progression at Airborne Logistics Services (ABX Air, Inc.) and ODW Logistics in Columbus Ohio, Brian was dispatched to California to start up ODW’s West Coast operations. Tasked with full P&L responsibilities, Brian successfully built up ODW’s California operations across 2 buildings and 35 customers. Moving on to Performance Team and then North Bay Distribution, Brian built and managed the team of over 350 associate and operations for a 365/24/7 high volume apparel retailer distribution D.C. managing store replenishment for over 400 stores nationwide and shipping over 80 million unit annually.
Brian’s knowledge of systems, efficient labor management, team building, and customers service brings GPA’s daily operations to an unmatched level.