Our management team is unparalleled when it comes to helping customers find the most expedient and cost effective means to move products along the supply chain.

Vin McLoughlin brings more than three decades of transportation and logistics industry experience to his role as chairman. Cardinal was formed in 1997 as a direct response to the opportunities McLoughlin and his team identified in the dedicated contract carriage market. As chairman, McLoughlin drives the development and execution of Cardinal’s business strategy and spends considerable time interacting with Cardinal’s existing and potential customers. In 2011, he was named as one of Heavy Duty Trucking’s annual Truck Fleet Innovators.

Prior to joining Cardinal, McLoughlin, along with Tom Hostetler, co-founded the dedicated contract carriage services division at J.B. Hunt. In addition, he also served as president of this divisions. McLoughlin, Hostetler and their team were responsible for growing the division into a $175 million operation within four years. McLoughlin also served as regional distribution manager for Ryder’s dedicated logistics services for nearly a decade, where he ran dedicated operations in the Northeast and Southeast. His early business experience includes management roles at CSX Intermodal and Roadway Express. McLoughlin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in Massachusetts and a MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Tom Hostetler brings 30 years of financial, transportation and logistics experience to his role as chief executive officer. Hostetler joined Cardinal from J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc., where he served as the vice president and general manager of the Dedicated Contract Services division. With the division from its inception, he was instrumental in managing its profitable growth to a $175 million operation within four years.

Prior to working at J.B. Hunt, Hostetler was a region manager for Laidlaw, Inc., with operating responsibility for 11 company locations in Ohio and Michigan. His early management experience includes overseeing various operational and financial analysis groups for divisions of Ryder Systems, Inc. Hostetler earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University.

Jerry Bowman brings more than 35 years of logistics and transportation experience to Cardinal. In his role at Cardinal, Bowman serves as the company’s president and chief operating officer.

Bowman spent 24 years with Ryder Systems, the last 12 with Ryder Integrated Logistics (RIL). He was a member of RIL’s executive team during the company’s explosive expansion into third-party logistics services. Before leaving RIL in March 1998, he served as its senior vice president for the United States and Canada, with profit and loss responsibility for a business unit with more than $1 billion in annual revenue and 10,000 employees. Bowman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, majoring in business and economics.

Carl Texter joined Cardinal serving as chief financial officer and senior vice president. Texter is a certified public accountant bringing more than 20 years of financial management experience to the company.

Previously, Texter served as chief financial officer of Crown Crafts, Inc., where he was responsible for engineering a highly successful restructuring of the company’s finances. Prior to Crown Crafts, Texter held a number of key financial positions with BP Amoco including CFO of Amoco Fabrics and Fibers, a global operation with 5,000 employees and $900 million in sales. Texter holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton along with a Masters of Business Administration from Dartmouth College.