4th generation managers and owners of the family run company, pictured above (L-R) Mike Racette and Tom Gillon.
Founded in 1915, William B. Meyer, Inc. is a fourth generation, family owned and operated single source transportation, and storage provider. We are a customer-driven company, committed to offering innovative solutions to meet the varied needs of our clients, while providing a consistent high level of service. Our core value statement is based on our commitment to “move, store, and relocate our customer’s valuable assets.” This focus has earned William B. Meyer, Inc. a long-standing reputation for quality, while offering a wide range of specialized relocation, transportation, storage, and logistics services.
Below are the profiles of our Executive Team.
Mike Racette – CEO
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.
Tom Gillon, Jr. – President
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.S. 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.
Jim Brown – Senior Vice President
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.
Joe Pesticci – 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.
Ted Kennedy – 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.
Peter Oman – Vice President of Sales, Contracting Services Group
Peter joined William B. Meyer, Inc. six years ago with over 22 years of experience in the IT and logistics industry. His extensive project management skills have been proven to help grow the company’s revenue and regional reach. He has been instrumental in growth and overall strategy of the contracting group. In his current position, he is responsible for managing revenue growth for the office moving, library relocation, rigging, and logistics business lines. He is an active member of IFMA, the International Facility Management Association. Peter has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business from Albertus Magnus College.