HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Legacy Express, LLC was founded by Brandon Gerwin and Jeff O’Brien. Brandon and Jeff met while working for a Fortune 500 company and quickly discovered that they shared an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for transportation. With these shared traits, they decided to take the leap into self employment and use their education and experience to create the best transportation company possible. The passion for transportation stemmed from both Brandon and Jeff’s fathers being truck drivers for their entire child hood. Growing up in the industry not only gave Brandon and Jeff the passion for the industry, but also the desire to improve the industry for both its customers and those that it employs. Transportation truly is a Legacy for Brandon and Jeff!
Before starting Legacy Express, LLC, Brandon Gerwin had worked as the Sales and Operations Planning Manger for The Vollrath Company where he had implemented a Sales and Operations planning process as well as taken on responsibilities for inventory management worldwide. Previous to that Brandon was a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt for Mercury Marine’s Service and Marine Parts and Accessories Organization and has also served as the Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leader for that organization. In the years prior to his appointment as a Black Belt, he worked in the procurement department at Mercury Marine managing over $15 million in parts. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an area of specialization in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and a second area of specialization in Production and Operations Management from Bowling Green State University. He also has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma. Brandon is a Certified Purchasing Manager and a Certified Production and Inventory Manager.
Before starting Legacy Express, LLC, Jeff O’Brien had previously taken on the responsibility of Engines and Drives Brand Manager where he had been actively growing Mercury Marine’s outboard and sterndrive brands. Mercury Marine averages approximately two billion dollars in annual revenue, of which, these brands account for the majority. Prior to this role, Jeff was the Training Manager within Mercury Marine’s Service and Parts organization. The main focus of this position was to grow the product knowledge and customer relations skills of the fifty plus personnel within the department. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Marian University and an Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology from Moraine Park Technical College. Jeff was previously employed as an over-the-road tractor trailer driver in the mid 1990’s.
Transportation truly is a Legacy for us