PASO ROBLES, Calif., Sept. 5, 2018 — Michael Dusi Logistics (“MDL”) announced today the expansion of its senior executive team with the appointment of Owen Schmidt as Chief Operating Officer and Alexandra Lersey as Controller. Mr. Schmidt will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company and Ms. Lersey will have primary responsibility for the finance and accounting functions.
“We are very excited to have Owen and Alex join the company,” stated Michael Dusi, founder and Chief Executive Officer of MDL. “Owen’s extensive experience and knowledge in the logistics industry will enable us to enhance our services to our customers. Both additions strengthen the MDL team and position us well for the future.”
Over Mr. Schmidt’s twenty-year career in transportation and logistics, he has held senior executive positions including Managing Director for Cross Border Trading and Advanced Quality Logistics as well as serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Performance Team Freight Systems. Mr. Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.
Over her career, Ms. Lersey has held senior accounting positions in the wine, media and aerospace industries including roles with Sextant Wines, REC Solar Corporation, Wyle Laboratories and Twentieth Century Fox. Ms. Lersey holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
“Michael Dusi Logistics plays an integral role in the California wine industry supply chain and is well positioned to grow with our customers,” stated Owen Schmidt, MDL’s new COO. “I am looking forward to partnering with all of the company’s drivers and professionals to continue the tradition that MDL has built over the past 20 years.”
“It is great to be joining MDL at such a dynamic and positive time in its history,” stated Alex Lersey, MDL’s new Controller. “I am excited to be part of the team driving the company forward.”
About Michael Dusi Logistics
Michael Dusi Logistics, based in Paso Robles, CA, is a niche, third-party logistics (3PL) company that provides a broad suite of specialized solutions to the wine and craft beer industry. MDL was founded over 20 years ago by Michael Dusi as an extension of the Dusi family’s 90-year history in the Central Coast of California wine region. MDL’s suite of logistics services includes value-added warehousing, direct-to-consumer fulfillment and wine clubs, regional trucking and brokerage. The company provides its solutions to a broad group of vineyards, wineries, breweries and distributors through two strategically located, temperature-controlled warehouses with over 1.0 million cases of storage capacity and a diversified, flexible tractor and trailer fleet which includes flatbeds, tankers, refrigerated, dry-van and heavy-haul trailers.