Meet the team

Amware is a flat organization where people are engaged in either doing the work or interacting with customers. We’re busy and we like it that way. You won’t see any middle managers sitting at desks writing CYA emails. We’re in business to serve. If you need to talk to someone on our senior leadership team, just pick up the phone or send us an email.

Our senior team consists mostly of “big company” logistics professionals who came to Amware to build something great, unencumbered by red tape. That team includes:

 

Harry Drajpuch, Chief Executive Officer

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Harry is a 30+ year logistics industry veteran who has held CEO and senior management roles at several large logistics firms. He has driven performance improvements in a wide variety of logistics operations, including eCommerce fulfillment, retail distribution, service parts distribution, reverse logistics, and transportation operations.

Harry’s work passion: driving operational discipline and quality. His play passion: flying. He is an instrument rated pilot who flies his own plane.

Brooklyn born, Harry now lives with his wife in Chandler, Arizona but he travels often throughout the country to visit customers and Amware facilities.

 

Duncan Thomas, CFA, Chief Financial Officer

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Duncan has almost two decades of experience working with and for distribution and warehousing companies in both financial and operational capacities. He is currently responsible for managing the finance team at Amware and has previously managed the company’s facilities nationwide.  

Duncan grew up in the Northeast and moved to Atlanta in 2012 to join the Amware team. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 kids.

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Scott Guilmette, Vice President of Business Development

Scott is responsible for all aspects of new Scott200x300.jpgbusiness development, working closely with companies to identify opportunities to increase the efficiency of their fulfillment operations.  

Scott's not your typical salesperson. He has 24 years of operations experience in both manufacturing and product distribution.  He has focused the last 15 years of his career on supply chain management, including high-volume order fulfillment, warehousing, distribution, and customer service functions.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University, where he played rugby, and an MBA from Lehigh University.  Scott’s still a rugby fanatic, and even has a dog named “Scrummer.”

 

Paul Robbins, Vice President of Operations/West Region

P Robbins - Bio Pic - 200x300Paul has over 20 years of leadership experience, working with some of the largest organizations in the transportation and distribution industry. He is responsible for driving operational excellence at Amware fulfillment centers in the Western U.S. Paul has spent the past 10 years developing the culture, people, and processes required to support high-volume fulfilment.

Paul lives in Southern California with his wife and two children. In his downtime, he enjoys reading, CrossFit, watching sports, and great coffee.

 

Chad Warzecha, Vice President of Operations/East Region  

Chad WarzechaChad is a supply chain operations executive with 25+ years of experience supporting some of America's fastest and most successful companies. For Amware, he is responsible for driving operational excellence at the company's Eastern U.S. fulfillment centers.

Chad began his career as a logistics specialist in the U.S. Air Force and then went on to senior operations roles at a major retailer, a global 3PL and a supply chain technology company. When not focused on logistics, you will find Chad eager to discuss his other two passions − politics and the stock market.

 

Silvia Hernandes, Vice President of Human Resources

Silvia-Hernandes-headshot-200-300Silvia is a 20+ year Human Resources professional, with HR management experience in both the public and private sectors. At Amware, she is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. Her past experience includes HR management roles at Fortune 500 manufacturing organizations like DuPont, Monsanto, Nestle, and Bombardier. Mostly recently, Silvia was Chief Human Resources Officer for the State of Arizona.

She resides in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and has a passion for travel, history and architecture, especially in Europe.

 

Doug Coker, Vice President of IT

Doug-Coker-SiteDoug has over 25 years of operational and managerial experience in all areas of Information Technology. He is a proven leader with the ability to build strong, focused, and independent teams that make significant contributions to organizational success.

Doug's specialties include Information Technology Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Systems Integration.

 

 

 

Leslie Barton, Senior Director of Client Success

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With over 20 years of Client Services experience, Leslie works with Amware and customer teams to create fulfillment solutions that drive customer success.  Leslie is a builder, not only of fulfillment solutions, but of true partnering relationships with customers, where Amware serves as a seamless extension of that customer’s team.

Leslie was born in White Plains, NY and is a longtime resident of Chicago.  In her downtime, she enjoys boating and hanging out with her family.  

 

 

Michael Nelson, Senior Director of Customer Solutions

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Michael has worked in 3rd-party logistics and fulfillment for all of his professional career, focusing on fulfillment operations, packaging and project management. He works closely with customers and the Amware operations team to design and optimize high-volume fulfillment operations.

Michael has lived on both US coasts, but this graduate of Auburn University’s logistics program is now back where he grew up in Alabama, where he enjoys boating and outdoor activities.