Leadership Team

Rollie Anderson ATS CEO


Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Rollie served in the United States Air Force from 1969-72, where he was chief of data automation. After serving in the Air Force, Rollie returned to Anderson Trucking Service (ATS) and began managing K&W Transportation while working alongside his father, Harold, on ATS-related work. He did so until ATS sold K&W in 1994 when he fully transitioned into his current role. Rollie has served as ATS’ CEO since 2001. Prior to his military service, Rollie was helping with various tasks at ATS beginning at the age of 14.

Rollie enjoys being involved in numerous community organizations throughout central Minnesota. Outside of community involvement, he also spends much of his free time hunting, fishing and spending time with his five grandchildren.

Rollie attended the University of Minnesota, where he earned degrees in Business Administration and Math and Economics.

Brent Anderson ATS President



Brent began his career with ATS at a young age, washing and fixing trucks, dispatching, helping out with Road Service and earning his CDL — which he continues to use.

After earning his degree, Brent served in several positions before earning his way to his current role. Now the president of ATS, Brent is committed to setting goals and creating strategies to grow the company. His vision of growth will be driven through the use of new technologies that increase access to trucking capacity and improve the overall customer experience.

Outside of work, Brent enjoys spending time with his family and participating in recreational outdoor activities when not busy around the family farm.

Brent earned his B.S. degree in Management and Finance from Bethel University.

Scott Anderson25


Executive Vice President & Chief Administration Officer

After college, Scott came to ATS to take on a role at Freightliner of St. Cloud before coming over to the corporate office to work on various teams, including Finance and Driver Recruiting. On the way to his current role, Scott also served as the vice president of safety and claims. He now oversees ATS’ corporate administration teams, Human Resources, Driver Recruiting, Driver support teams and Safety.

Prior to college, Scott was busy washing trucks and helping out wherever needed at ATS. Scott also earned his CDL, which he still maintains.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, taking part in things he and his children are passionate about. He enjoys traveling to various hockey games and tournaments for his oldest son and daughter and going hunting and fishing with his younger son.

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance in 1997 and his MBA in 2003 from St. Cloud State University.

Mike Lakman ATS COO


Chief Operating Officer

Mike’s career with ATS began in 1996, where he started as a fleet manager. After serving in multiple roles, including in customer service, planning, sales and, most recently, as vice president of operations for ATS Specialized, Mike is now the chief operating officer. In his current role, Mike engages his passion and experience to accelerate growth through innovation while sustaining excellence in the business’ performance.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time in the Minnesota outdoors, including fishing and boating, snowmobiling and spending time with his wife and two children.

Mike earned a B.S. degree in Economics from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Paul Pfeiffer ATS CFO


Chief Financial Officer

Since joining ATS in 2014, Paul has served as the chief financial officer, where he focuses on the continued growth and long-term strategic positioning of the company.

He has spent nearly two decades in the transportation industry with roles in finance, operations, business transformation and risk management for companies with offerings in specialized flatbed, vans, brokerage, less-than-truckload (LTL), bulk, leasing, international and intermodal operations.

Believing in giving back, Paul also serves on the boards of the Anderson Assistance Foundation and the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation.

Paul is passionate about coaching and mentoring and enjoys basketball, golf and spending time with his wife and four children, taking part in their various adventures.

Paul earned his degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Julius Chepey ATS CIO


Chief Information Officer

Julius joined ATS in 2021 to serve as the company’s first chief information officer. Julius provides leadership for the development of an information technology (IT) platform that will enhance ATS’ success by delivering value through technology and product innovation.

An IT leader for over two decades, Julius was previously CIO for two Minnesota-based companies (Mortenson Construction and APi Group) as well as a senior IT Leader in Atlantic Canada for J.D. Irving, a large, diversified, family-owned corporation.

Julius also serves on the board of Bridging Hearts, which provides quality social connections, both online and in person, for an underserved population of isolated and lonely young adults with learning differences, including autism spectrum disorder.

In 2023, Julius received the Orbie Award in the Enterprise category. The Minnesota CIO ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. https://minnesotacio.org/awards/2023

Julius earned his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and MBA from Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota.

Lyle Jankee VP and GM ATS Specialized


Vice President & General Manager, ATS Specialized, Inc.

Lyle joined ATS in 2022 following more than 20 years in various roles within the transportation industry — although his entire life has been spend in the industry. Lyle spent many summers riding in the passenger’s seat as his dad delivered freight across the country. Over the course of his professional career, he served in roles in fleet operations, customer service, strategic planning and sales. Now serving as vice president and general manager of ATS Specialized, Lyle works on developing and mentoring his team through a strategic approach.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending as much time with his wife and three kids as possible. That may be through his other hobbies, like coaching sports, hunting and fishing, or by taking part in whatever his kids want to do.

Lyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in business management.

Jason Netland VP and GM ATS Logistics


Senior Vice President & General Manager, ATS Logistics, Inc.

Jason joined ATS in 1996, starting out as a carrier representative on the brokerage operations team. Jason worked his way up through various roles in operations, sales and management. He has served as the general manager of ATS Logistics Services, Inc. since 2000, where he oversees a multi-divisional organization.

Prior to ATS, Jason had a variety of transportation-related jobs. He spent many years loading and unloading trailers and delivering furniture for his family’s business. He also delivered building materials for a local lumberyard throughout college.

When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and twin daughters out on the lake boating and fishing. If not on the lake, he’s probably spending time traveling and watching his daughters’ activities.

Jason graduated with an Industrial Studies degree (emphasis in Transportation) and a minor in Business Management from St. Cloud State University.

Gene Lemke VP and GM ATS Projects


Senior Vice President & General Manager, ATS Projects and Heavy Haul

With 35 years of experience in the trucking industry, including 32 with ATS, Gene is a seasoned logistics leader with a unique blend of commercial and operational expertise.

As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Projects and Heavy Haul, Gene oversees a diverse portfolio that includes ATS Projects, Heavy Haul, Corporate Pricing and ATS Secure. Gene also serves as President of Prestera Trucking.

Outside of work, Gene is an avid biker, reader and traveler, and enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and four grandchildren. Gene holds a B.S. in Management from St. Cloud State University.

Troy Dessert VP and GM ATS Inc.


Vice President & General Manager, ATS, Inc.

Troy joined ATS in 2023 with more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry. Over his career, Troy has occupied a gambit of operations leadership positions including fleet management, operations management, vice president of fleet operations and director of dedicated services.

Today, Troy serves as the vice president and general manager of ATS Inc., where he leans into his passion for managing projects, transforming processes and developing people. When he’s not at work, Troy enjoys golfing, hiking and spending time with his two dogs.

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