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 Safety, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, and Service

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 third-party warehousing company combined with asset-based freight services. Spartan serves supply chain customers in 12 cities and eight states, totaling over 4.4 million square feet. Spartan Logistics' sales focus has been the handling of food-grade materials, glass, paper, packaging, and fragile/high-value products.

Company Management

These individuals anchor the diversity of thought and action that has allowed Spartan Logistics to be an industry leader for 35 years.

Ed Harmon

Ed Harmon, Company Founder

        • Board of Directors Chairman
        • Founder of Spartan Logistics and NAI Harmon Group in Toledo, OH
        • Expertise in leadership, sales, trucking, and real estate


Steve Harmon, Chief Executive Officer

        • Provides vision, leadership, and strategy 
        • CPA and Graduate of American University in Washington, D.C.
        • Extensive experience in evaluating logistics costs, financial analytics, and reporting
        • Involved in all aspects of logistics, real estate, risk management, and human resource planning

DSC_0315_1 (1)Josh Ledford, President

        • Certified Warehouse Logistics Professional (CWLP)
        • Active in the company and industry for over 20 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

        • Qualified Warehouse Logistics Professional (QWLP)
        • Graduate of the University of Toledo
        • 19 years of logistics experience
        • Director of service, 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

Cindy Professional PhotoCindy Stafford, Director of Human Resources

        • Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Human Resources Management
        • Qualified Warehouse Logistics Professional (QWLP)
        • Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP)
        • Over 15 years of experience in Human Resources
        • Provides guidance and mentorship in employee relations, engagement, process improvements, and fostering top-tier talent development.
        • Oversees Safety and Compliance Initiatives.

2941F527-Nick Harmon, Sales and Marketing 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 and integrates the business into new locations
        • Works with operations and real estate teams to provide asset-based solutions 
        • Manages marketing, branding, and external communications

Rachael WallingRachael Walling, Director of Customer Experience

        • Oversees customer lifecycle and contract management
        • Manages corporate office administration
        • Working towards Qualified Warehouse Logistics Professional certification
        • Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling