Rick Williams, Founder
Rick brings more than 30 years of hands-on flatbed experience within the trucking industry. Rick's leadership is the driving force behind the company’s continued growth and reputation as the one of the best in the industry. His passion for trucking launched Central Oregon Truck Company more than 25 years ago. Rick maintains his CDL.
Phil Taylor, Vice President of Fleet Maintenance
Phil is a 30-year veteran of the trucking industry. Phil began his career as a flatbed driver then moved quickly into maintenance, shop management, and tractor and trailer procurement. Phil specializes in the design and procurement of equipment to maximize capacity, improve reliability and ensure safety. Phil maintains his CDL.
Luke Williams, President
Luke is third generation trucking. Flatbed trucking is his heritage. Luke specializes in overseeing the daily fleet operations guaranteeing the efficient and effective movement of freight to meet both customer and driver expectations. He earned a Bachelor of Administration in Business with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon.
Paul Coil, Chief Financial Officer
Paul brings more than 30 years of financial leadership experience with an emphasis on financial reporting and accounting challenges affecting small to mid-size companies. Paul began his career in public accounting. He earned a Bachelor of Administration in Accounting from Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
Jessica Frey, Controller
Jessica offers more than 10 years of experience in financial reporting, US GAAP, and financial analysis for publicly traded and privately held companies. Jessica began her career in public accounting. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from American University in Washington, District of Columbia.
Lane Lyons, National Sales Director
Mr. Lyons joined the company full-time in the summer of 2011 to serve as its National Sales Director and in-house legal counsel. He brings with him many years of experience representing both large and mid-size firms in a myriad of industries. Prior to joining us full time, he served as counsel to the company and its shareholders for over 10 years, as well as a member of its advisory board. Mr. Lyons was previously the tax partner in a regional law firm and later served as in-house counsel and sales director to a nationwide real estate marketing and tax planning firm, during which time he became a much sought-after business and tax consultant and dynamic public speaker. He has also served on the boards of several local civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Lyons holds a BS in Management from the University of Oregon, received his Juris Doctorate from Willamette University, and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation from the University of Washington.
Brad Aimone, Safety Director
Brad has been part of the team at COTC since 2004. Prior to entering the transportation industry, he served our country for 21 years as a member of the United States Army Special Forces, or as the unit is more commonly called, the Green Berets. He retired from the Army in 1999. When he's not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Mary, and backpacking and ski mountaineering.
Matt Ellsworth, Director of Operations
Matt joined the team after graduating from Western Oregon University in 2010. Growing up, he gained a great respect for the transportation industry and specifically, the culture of Central Oregon Truck Co. Matt started as a Customer Service Representative in the company. His primary focus was outside of the 11 Western states where he helped the company expand into the 48 state/Canada fleet it is today.
Jessica Arnold, Director of Human Resources
Jessica has been a part of our team since 2016 and came to us from Pilot Flying J in Knoxville, TN. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She holds her SHRM-CP certification through the Society of Human Resources Management.
Dylan Stott, Director of Operations
Dylan brings a unique background in customer service and sales to the table. He provides leadership and guidance over the operations team as well as oversight and connections to a broad customer base. He is heavily involved in the day to day operations and management of a region, while also pushing and driving our team to the next level.