Tom Gillon, Sr. - President
Tom Gillon, Sr.
A third-generation owner known for his hands-on and goal-oriented management style, Tom is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience logistical management and technology. He joined the firm in 1973 as General Manager and was appointed to his current position in 1991. Among the responsibilities that Tom has personally taken on as president and owner are strategic growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and the development of enhanced client communications. He is a strong believer in training and development and open communications, and continually demonstrates a commitment to the company, its employees, its accounts, and the hundreds of families that have built their lives around the growth and success of William B. Meyer. Tom has a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.
Jim Brown - Vice President and General Manager
Vice President and General Manager
Jim joined William B. Meyer, Inc. in 1997, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in commercial transportation, consumer and industrial storage. Jim oversees all aspects of company operations including sales and business line management. In addition, he is responsible for implementation of strategic acquisitions, alliances, and business initiatives. He has been instrumental in recent years for the company’s successful growth via strategic acquisitions and capacity expansion. Jim has a B.S and an M.B.A. from Loyola University in Maryland.
Bob Gallucci - Vice President, Transportation Services Group
Vice President, Transportation Services Group
Bob has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, the last 21 with William B. Meyer, where he began as a regional sales representative. A recognized expert in Corporate Relocation and Client Relations, Bob was recently inducted into the Masters Club Inner Circle, one of the transportation industry’s top honors. He is active on behalf of William B. Meyer within the United Van Lines Network, and is instrumental to the company’s continuing expansion into the corporate and international relocation marketplace. Bob has a B.A. in business management from Sacred Heart University.
Tom Gillon, Jr. - Vice President and General Manager
Tom Gillon, Jr.
Vice President and General Manager
Tom, part of William B. Meyer’s fourth generation of family members, started with the firm while still a teenager, packing, loading and unloading the company’s fleet of trucks. With a B.A. in business management from Siena College and an M.B.A. in business management from Quinnipiac University, Tom Jr. began his professional life with TEKsystems in New York, and then joined the family business in a series of positions including move coordinator, commercial sales, and commercial dispatch. In his current role, he oversees the day-to-day functions of the entire household goods relocation department and manages all aspects of the United Van Lines relationship.
Ted Kennedy - Vice President, Sales
Vice President, Sales
As Vice President of Sales for William B. Meyer, Inc. Ted is responsible for driving the company’s new revenue growth initiatives. In this role, Ted oversees the direct sales channel as well as being instrumental in the development of alliances and partnerships that directly impact the company’s top-line. Since joining the organization in 2005 his skills, resourcefulness and expertise have helped raise the level of income and profits for each of the company’s business lines. Having over 20 years of sales experience in the Transportation, Logistics and Storage industries Ted enjoys a reputation for being an energized team-builder as well as an enthusiastic deal-maker. He is a graduate of Providence College in Providence, RI and resides in Connecticut.
Joseph Pesticci - Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Pesticci originally joined William B. Meyer, Inc. in 2001 as Controller of the Transportation Services Group. His tenure with the company has been marked by quickly increasing responsibilities resulting in 2010 with his being named Vice President and CFO. He now manages the accounting and benefits group, and continues to specialize in establishing internal controls and revamping work process flow across all company lines. His ability to incorporate new technologies, while understanding the diverse operations of the company, has enabled ownership to gather greater business insights through improved management and financial reporting. In 2008, the company also appointed Joe as Chief Strategic Officer where he is instrumental in leading it through the development of ongoing business initiatives. His involvement in the overall strategic process blends well with his financial responsibilities, and is perhaps one of his most enjoyable duties. Joe holds a B.S. in Accounting, and M.B.A. in Finance, both from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and obtained his C.P.A. while working at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mike Racette - Vice President and General Manager
Vice President and General Manager
Mike, part of William B. Meyer’s fourth generation, joined the company in 2002 as Information Technology Manager and was responsible for the development and implementation of an e-commerce and financial services growth initiatives. His dedication and leadership skills have played a key role in the continued success of William B. Meyer, particularly in operations and sales strategies for his group. Mike has an extensive background in distribution systems and plan management. He began his career with Wal-Mart and was one of original team members of its on-line retailing division, Walmart.com. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of San Francisco.
Penny Shawah - Director, Marketing and Strategy
Director, Marketing and Strategy
Penny joined William B. Meyer, Inc. in 2010 as Director of Marketing with the role being expanded in 2011 to Director of Marketing and Strategy. In addition to managing overall company branding and awareness efforts, Penny is responsible for defining and directing the corporate growth initiative process. She joins the company having over 20 years of broad-based and strategic marketing experience in the printing technology industry. She has a B.A. from Bucknell University and an M.S. from Rutgers University
Frank Shiboski - Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Frank is now in his 12th year with William B. Meyer, Inc. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Company. He is also a member of the Company’s Executive Management Committee. Frank is responsible for ensuring that information technology remains a competitive advantage for the Company, internally and externally. His strong project management skills have been instrumental in growing the company through state-of-the-art communications initiatives that he designed and managed, much of which involved projects of great complexity. Among other things, he was responsible for the design of the Inventory Locator System in use at each William B. Meyer facility, and was the architect of the firm’s Business Continuity Plan. Frank studied computer science at the University of Sacred Heart and Teiko Post.