Our Executives

Christopher A. Coppersmith, CEO, of Freight Force, Inc.  Raised in the logistics business, Chris started his career over 40 years ago as a Customs Broker and international freight forwarder for L.E. Coppersmith,Inc.   Later as an executive and owner of Target Airfreight, Inc., Chris grew a domestic and international air freight powerhouse.   As a public company, Target Logistics had offices in the U.S. and a worldwide network of Target International air freight partners.  Chris was one of the three founders of the Airforwarders Association, and was the President/CEO of Forwarder Services Group providing services and mergers and acquisition assistance to the logistics industry.  He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics.

Jessie OBryan, has over 15 years of experience in accounting. She graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She was hired originally by Freight Force as a Staff Accountant 10 years ago and has been promoted over the years to Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager and now
holds the position of the Controller.

Eric Carlson, Director-Operations – Eric has over 25 years of experience in Transportation including Domestic Airfreight, Expedited Logistics and supply chain management. He has held various positions as a director and general manager in both operations and sales, with other leading companies including Forward Air, R+L Global Logistics and AIT Worldwide Logistics. Eric recently held the position of Midwest Regional Sales Manager with Freight Force and now Director, Operations. He Graduated from Regis University, Denver. CO with a degree in Economics & Political Science.

 

Sue Beattie, Director, Administration Sue has over twenty-five years of transportation and logistics experience.  Over the last twenty years she’s held several positions with Mainfreight, Inc. and previously with Target Logistic Services; from Vice President, Senior Vice President and Vice President, Administration.  Sue has extensive knowledge in all areas of the transportation industry from negotiating with international partners, formulating agreements, handling all policies and procedures including Human Resources and legal contracts.  She has held positions with other leading transportation logistics providers; including Panalpina, and Profit Freight Systems (now Agility). She graduated from the University of John Moore’s, Liverpool, England, UK with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Dennis Kuhlman, Director of Sales, is a seasoned transportation executive with over 35 years of industry experience. Dennis’s background includes holding key upper management positions within multi modes of the transportation industry to include assignments with Integrator, Truck Brokerage, and Freight Forwarding operations. These executive assignments included responsibilities for Facilities, Operations and Sales. Career highlights include being a member of the UPS Airline planning team along with creation and implementation of the Entertainment Media Logistics Model and the Aerospace Logistics Group vertical providing value added services within the freight forwarding environment.