What Differentiates Spartan

Spartan Logistics is the best 3PL choice because we are:

  • Asset based
  • Real estate focused
  • Flexible enough to deliver customer-focused solutions
  • Focused on the Core Values of Service, Teamwork, Integrity and Respect

About Spartan

Spartan Logistics was founded in 1988 in Columbus, Ohio as a warehouse and distribution provider to service the growing industrial base and logistically take advantage of Ohio’s centralized location. Spartan Logistics operates industrial real estate as a contract third-party logistics company combined with asset-based freight services. Spartan serves over 100 supply chain customers at 18 locations totaling over three million square feet in six states. Spartan Logistics' sales focus has been the handling of food-grade materials, glass, paper, and fragile/high-value products.

Company Management

These are the individuals who anchor the diversity of thought and action that has allowed Spartan Logistics to be an industry leader for 33 years.


Ed Harmon, Company Founder

        • Board of Directors Chairman
        • Chief Executive Officer of NAI Harmon Group in Toledo, OH
        • Expertise in leadership, sales, and trucking


Steve Harmon, CEO & Co-Owner

        • CPA and former manager at a major consulting firm
        • Graduate of American University in Washington, D.C.
        • Active in the company since inception and has worked in designing logistics systems, consulting, procedures, and inventory control systems
        • Served as company CFO for 15 years and was promoted to Managing Director in 2010
        • Serves as company treasurer and member of Board of Directors
        • Chief Financial Officer of NAI Harmon Group of Toledo, OH

DSC_0315_1 (1)Josh Ledford, President

        • Certified Warehouse Logistics Professional (CWLP)
        • Active in the company and industry for 19 years
        • Extensive experience in working with customers to solve logistics problems and achieve cost savings
        • Oversees the company vision and guidelines for Spartan business units

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Craig Recker, Vice President of Operations

        • Graduate of the University of Toledo
        • Over fifteen years of logistics experience
        • Director of sales, service, and customer satisfaction
        • Training, consultation, and compliance
        • Customer Relationship Management

 DSC_0926_1 Chuck Harrison, Director of Continuous Improvement

        • Graduate of Owens Community College
        • Twenty years of logistics experience
        • United States Navy- Machinist Mate   


DSC_0287_1Jim Steinwand, Director of Region Operations

        • Over thirty years of logistics experience
        • Over ten years of food-grade and agricultural warehousing experience
        • Manager of sales, service, and customer satisfaction
        • Training, consultation, and compliance
        • Customer Relationship Management

DSC_0919_1Sam Coil, Controller

        • Graduate of The Ohio State University
        • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Accounting Specialization
        • Working toward certification as a Qualified Warehouse Logistics Professional (QWLP) through the IWLA
        • Manages all company accounting operations

DSC_0263_1 (1)Cindy Stafford, Director of Human Resources

        • Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management
        • Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP)
        • Over fourteen years of experience in Human Resources
        • Provides direction in employee engagement, process improvements, and the development of A-players
        • Employee Relations Management

DSC_0902_1Nick Harmon, Sales Representative

        • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Marketing from Mount Vernon Nazarene University
        • Responsible for forming and implementing long-term sales goals and sales strategy to add facilities to the long-term growth plan
        • Promotes the Spartan Logistics line of 3PL services, core values, and integrate the business into new customer segments
        • Works with operations and real estate teams to provide asset-based solutions to meet the changing needs of the industry