Leadership

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Aaron Yeager

Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer

Aaron was named chief executive officer in December, 2018.  Aaron has over 20 years of experience in transportation, logistics and fleet management and was officially hired in 2013 as the vice president of operations. Aaron’s innovation and dedication led to his appointment as chief operating officer and then as chief executive officer. Aaron is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Technology.

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David Bowe

President

David was appointed president of Chalk Mountain Services in January, 2019. David started in 2017 as a consultant. He brought with him decades of senior executive leadership positions in multiple industries, including healthcare, retail, technology, logistics and distribution. Previously, he has held various executive positions at a private equity firm, private investment firm and a private Wall Street bank. David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Finance from Georgetown University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Colin Owen

Senior Vice President - Asset Management & Procurement

Colin was hired in March, 2018 and came to us with more than 15 years of experience in fleet management. He started his professional career in the service department of a trucking company, then became a fleet coordinator for a financial institution. Colin has experience as a road assistance advisor and worked his way up to director of maintenance. He was then promoted to vice president of maintenance at a major transportation company.

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Jeff Pierce

Vice President - Operations

Jeff became vice president of operations in September, 2017. In his history, Jeff has over 20 years of leadership experience in the fields of transportation, logistics and employee development. He began as a courier in the parcel delivery industry and through his knowledge and leadership abilities advanced to the senior operations team. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from William Jewell College.

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Dean Cox

Vice President - Safety

Dean joined the company in July, 2013 as director of safety and has since moved up to a vice president role. He has spent over two decades in the oil & gas industry in operations and quality, health, safety and environmental positions. He has international experience and has filled both field and managerial functions. He has supported both services and exploration & production organizations. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University and holds ISO, OSHA and other training certifications.

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Andy Cox

Vice President - Corporate Controller

Prior to joining Chalk Mountain Services in November, 2014 Andy spent nearly two decades in various accounting and finance roles in the global transportation and logistics industry. He began his career in the Air Force where he spent over four years on active duty and also worked several years with a major public accounting firm and an international helicopter manufacturer. Andy is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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Jill Laughlin

Vice President - Human Resources

Jill came to Chalk Mountain Services in February, 2019 with more than 20 years of experience in human resources. Jill has led Human Resources teams in both the commercial electrical and construction industries. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - Human Resource Management from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She has also attained the PHR and SHRM-SCP certification.

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Luke Anderson

Vice President - Technology

Luke joined Chalk in October, 2021 having more than 15 years of experience in information technology. His IT career began in the oil and gas industry and has since included manufacturing, construction and city governments.  Through his extensive knowledge and leadership, he has led technology teams at a Fortune 200 company and for managed service providers. Luke attended Navarro College and holds a certification as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Cloud Infrastructure, along with other industry standard certifications.