Rick Williams, CEO
Mr. Williams is one of the founders of the company and has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. His management philosophy & expertise have been the driving forces behind the company’s continued growth for 20 years. When not at the helm of the company, Rick provides his time and leadership to various local civic and charitable organizations.
Luke Williams, Director of Operations
Luke joined the Central Oregon Truck Company team in February of 2012. He started as a manager of our logistics team and quickly moved his way into a leadership position. He became Director of Operations in 2014. Luke’s history as a lumber wholesaler has helped us reach new levels of success through his ability to challenge people to work outside their comfort zone. Luke was raised in the trucking industry and has a passion to help our industry grow. Luke earned his bachelor’s degree majoring in business and minoring in entrepreneurship from Western Oregon University. Luke is very passionate about the Redmond community and is a graduate of 2013 Leadership class. We look forward to many years of Luke’s individual growth which helps push our company to get better every day!
Paul Coil, Chief Financial Officer
Paul began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with what–at the time–was the largest of the “Big 8” CPA firms, Peat Marwick, in their Portland, Oregon office. Within a relatively short period, Mr. Coil assumed responsibilities for that office’s largest and fourth largest clients. He later became the CFO of a regional forest products company and subsequently filled CFO and COO roles with companies in the food processing, beverage distribution, and ammunition/defense industries. Since joining the Company in early 2008, Mr. Coil has overseen and implemented a complete revamping of the company’s financial structure, reporting, and capabilities which have dramatically improved our financial performance and return on investment. Mr. Coil holds a BA in Accounting from Portland State University.
Phil Taylor, VP Fleet & Procurement
One of the Company’s original founders, Phil began his career as a flatbed driver and in 1985 joined our CEO, Rick Williams, at a small trucking firm in SW Washington to serve as its maintenance supervisor. He subsequently joined a well known trucking firm in Sitka, AK, to serve as its maintenance and shop superintendent overseeing multiple maintenance facilities throughout Alaska. In 1995 he reunited with Rick Williams to take over fleet procurement, maintenance, and management for Central Oregon Truck Company where he remains today. Phil’s fleet management experience and knowledge play an essential role in the Company’s daily operations and continued growth and profitability.
Jessica Frey, Controller
Jessica began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in Washington, DC performing consulting and audit services for public traded and privately held companies. She completed her public accounting career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Portland, Oregon. Jessica joined Central Oregon Truck Company in 2013 to perform corporate reporting. Since then she has taken on responsibilities outside of Accounting that have resulted in new driver programs, and increased process automation and efficiency. She continues to tackle on our biggest challenges. Jessica holds a BA in Accounting from American University in Washington, DC.