Management Team



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    Richard D. O'Dell
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    • Since July 2006, Mr. O'Dell has served as President of Saia, Inc.. Prior to that, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC. Mr. O'Dell has been a member of the Board of Directors of Saia since July 2006.

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    Brian Balius
    Vice President Transportation & Engineering

    • Mr. Balius joined Saia, Inc. in 1986. He has served the company in several leadership roles having held the positions of Vice President of Operations and Director of Linehaul. Prior to joining Saia, he was with Roadway Express.

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    Sally Buchholz
    Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service

    • Ms. Buchholz has served as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service since 1999. She joined Saia, Inc. in 1996 from Spartan Express where she had worked since 1984.

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    Rob Bulick
    Vice President of Linehaul

    • Mr. Bulick joined Saia, Inc. in 2008 as the company's Director of Linehaul. Under his leadership, the Linehaul Department and the company's terminal network consistently set new records for both load average and on-time service. With over 23 years of experience, he has continuously worked in increasing roles of responsibility within the transportation industry. Mr. Bulick currently oversees linehaul and equipment optimization functions within the company.

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    Douglas Col
    Treasurer

    • Douglas Col is the company's treasurer. In this role, he is responsible for banking relationships, corporate risk management and investor relations. Mr. Col has 20 years of experience as an investment analyst, equity fund manager, and investment banker. He is also a certified financial analyst.

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    Patrick Coombs
    Vice President Revenue Management

    • Since joining Saia, Inc. in January 1998, Mr. Coombs has provided executive leadership in a variety of financial areas such as credit and collections, traffic, and claims processing. Previously, he was with TRC Freight where he managed the company's Data Entry Department and the Customer Processing Center.

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    James Darby
    Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

    • Mr. Darby has guided Saia, Inc.'s finances since September 2006. Prior to that, he served as the company's Vice President of Finance and Administration, a position he had held since 2000. Before coming to Saia, he was with Gentiva Health Services, Inc., a leading national provider of home healthcare services.

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    Mark Hamblin
    Vice President of Sales, West

    • Mr. Hamblin has served in the capacity of Vice President of Sales for Saia, Inc.'s Western Region since joining the company in 1999. Prior to that, he worked as a National Account Executive for NationsWay Transport. Mr. Hamblin began his career in transportation in 1992.

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    William Kennedy
    Vice President of Operations, West

    • Mr. Kennedy has worked at Saia, Inc. since 2004. He is responsible for the company's operations in its Western Division. Prior to joining Saia, he worked at Roadway Express for 25 years. He also is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

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    Stephanie R. Maschmeier
    Controller

    • Ms. Maschmeier, a certified public accountant, joined Saia, Inc. in July 2002 as the company's Corporate Financial Reporting Manager. She was appointed to the position of Controller in October 2007. Prior to joining Saia, Ms. Maschmeier was employed with Ernst & Young LLP for eight years.

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    Michael Nix
    Vice President Maintenance & Properties

    • Mr. Nix joined Saia, Inc. in 2012. Prior to this, he managed a 3PL logistics company in Brazil. He has 20 years of experience in increasing roles of responsibility at several companies. He currently oversees equipment purchasing, maintenance and properties functions for the company.

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    Paul Peck
    Vice President of Operations, East

    • Mr. Peck has worked at Saia, Inc. since 1977 in a variety of positions. Currently, he serves as the company's Vice President of Operations, East.

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    Raymond Ramu
    Vice President of Sales, East

    • Mr. Ramu has worked at Saia, Inc. since 1998. He currently serves as the company's Vice President of Sales, East. In this role, he is responsible for the direction and management of the company's sales operations.

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    Marty Ready
    Vice President Human Resources

    • Mr. Ready joined Saia, Inc. in 1995. As Vice President of Human Resources, he oversees employee relations, recruitment, benefits, compensation and security for the company. He previously served in a management capacity at Yellow.

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    Mark Robinson
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    • Mr. Robinson formerly served as Saia, Inc.'s Vice President of Information Technology, a position he had held since 1999. In August 2005, he was promoted to Vice President and Chief Information Officer.