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Deep roots in global transportation,
technology and freight forwarding.

Phillip Ousley

Phillip co-founded ASF with Sandy Myers and has served as president since its start. In addition to his leadership at ASF, Phil has been actively involved in logistics technology as a founder, director, and seed investor.

In 1995, Philip began his career in forwarding and logistics, working for major global forwarders in director positions. He excelled in business development and in guiding account teams in delivering principled, human-centric service to customers.

In his leisure time, Philip enjoys outdoor activities such as playing golf, boating and fishing. For over 10 years, he’s volunteered at The Citadel, as an alumni, supporting fundraising efforts and supporting young leaders.

Samford T Myers (“Sandy”)

Sandy, Chairman and co-founder of ASF, manages the operational growth of ASF, including the company’s sales efforts and carrier and vendor relationships. He’s also worked throughout his tenure at ASF to develop ASF’s exceptional management team. Sandy also has experience as an early seed investor and founder in logistics technology.

In his free time, Sandy enjoys traveling, fly-fishing, playing pickle ball and tennis, food and wine, and visiting Auburn University, his alma mater.

Jeffrey Plumley
Chief Commercial Officer

Jeff has a vast background in logistics and forwarding in executive management positions. He has managed regulatory compliance and is an expert in Flexitank transportation and logistics. In addition, Jeff is a licensed customs house broker.
In addition to his strong forwarding and Flexitank background, Jeff was also Head of Regulatory Compliance and Sales for a major global logistics software provider. He has over 30 years of logistics experience and has a strong leadership background having graduated from the Citadel.

After business hours, Jeff has excelled in martial arts and teaches self-defense seminars, as well as is involved in supporting the Citadel’s mission of honor, duty and respect.

Ron Gatlin
Vice President of Operations

Ron is an experienced global shipping industry professional who knows the ins and outs of global shipping. He’s worked for a variety of industry sectors including: container shipping, global freight forwarding and customs house brokerage. Ron has over 45 years of experience keeping cargo moving throughout the world.

During his off hours, Ron enjoys kayaking, biking and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Jeffrey T Schock
Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey is an experienced financial executive with a strong background in M&A, strategic business planning and financial reporting. He has served as CFO for several large, regional companies and previously worked in public accounting as a CPA.

In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys time with family, as well as traveling, fishing and hunting.

Steven Chard
Executive Vice President

Steven has over 40 years of experience working in global logistics and container shipping in both the U.S. and Europe. His masters in Logistics and Supply Chain Management has served him well throughout his career as he’s navigated the complexities of global shipping.

During his leisure time, Steven enjoys traveling, hiking and playing golf.

As the past few years have shown us, having trust and confidence in your logistics partners is paramount.  Having done business with Phillip for the past two decades, and ASF since 2009, I can’t think of many people I trust more period, let alone with moving our freight.

Jonathan Cowles,

Executive Vice President

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do your rate quotes include all surcharges and additional fees?
Our rates are transparent. They include all known surcharges and clearly outline what costs are included in a quote. We stand fully behind our rate quotes.
What type of insurance coverage is available from ASF?
Cargo insurance insures property while in transit against loss or damage arising from perils associated with the navigation of sea or air and subsequent land and inland waterways.
Do you assist with navigating all relevant regulations and have a clear process for customs clearance?
Yes, ASF has a complete customs brokerage team that is prepared to navigate your customs clearance quickly and effectively.
How do you track shipments and provide updates?
You can rely on our freight technology platform to provide you with complete, detailed milestone visibility to your shipments from origin booking to door delivery including live updates.
How do you handle issues or problems that arise during shipping?
We’re responsive and proactive, ready to keep your supply chain on track. If there’s an issue of any kind we’re ready to review it and determine the best way to resolve it. 
Who do we contact when we need support?
Contact your dedicated account manager who is always ready to provide you with personalized support and care.
How does ASF address environmental sustainability?
We are an environmentally aware business that focuses on working with customers to help them reduce the impact of their supply chain on the environment. This is accomplished by supporting ocean carriers that prioritize sustainability and green, climate-friendly initiatives including reducing waste, pollution and emissions.