Ben Wiesen is president of Carrier Logistics and holds a seat on the company’s board of directors. In addition to leading the organization, Wiesen’s responsibilities include managing the FACTS product line and managing systems installation. He is specifically responsible for the direction of the operations modules with FACTS, including ROUTRONICS, FACTSweb (Internet customer service module), and FACTSMobile.
Prior to being appointed to his current position, Wiesen was a vice president of products and support. His efforts and skills helped evolve the FACTS product into the world’s premiere transportation management system for the LTL industry, and Wiesen managed the installation of FACTS at clients across North America. Prior to joining CLI in 1995, Wiesen was an operations engineer for Roadway Express, responsible for re-engineering of satellite facilities.
Wiesen started his career working for the Department of Defense as an industrial engineer monitoring defense contracts. His has a degree in industrial engineering from U-Mass at Amherst.
Kevin Linardic is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and holds a seat on the company’s board of directors. He has been with Carrier Logistics since 1995. Prior to coming aboard CLI, he worked for six years at a small NY-based software development company, developing applications for the transport industry.
In addition to guiding the future of the organization, his current responsibilities include overseeing CLI’s programming staff and he is in charge of the technical direction of Carrier Logistics’ FACTS application. In addition to the aforementioned duties, Linardic is the product manager of FACTS billing and rating modules.
Linardic earned a Mechanical Engineering degree with a minor in Computer Science from the College of New Jersey. He enjoys traveling to the many installation sites across North America and abroad when working and traveling with his wife and three children in his time off.
John Cesario serves as Vice President Operations for Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), the premier provider of freight management software for Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) companies. Cesario uses his extensive industry expertise to bring vision to CLI’s products and roadmap activities including enhancements to many operational areas such as dispatch and routing. Additionally, he spearheads the planning and deployment of customer support and training.
Cesario brings nearly 20 of experience from both the trucking side and software side to a role that is central to CLI’s ongoing development of its widely recognized software suite that brings transportation professionals, in an LTL operation, the tools they need to operate cost-effectively while providing improved freight visibility to their customers.
Cesario previously served as CLI’s Senior Transportation Consultant training and advising customers on optimizing their processes and operations using CLI’s software suite.
Cesario joined CLI in July 2014 after spending 11 years at CXI Trucking where he held the positions of Warehouse Manager and General Manager. Earlier, Cesario served in the United States Marine Corps.