MEET OUR TEAM
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to make your business grow.
Jeff joined and became a Partner in Aries, with John McIntyre (his Dad) in May of 1985. Jeff, as VP of Operations, ran the operational side of the business, allowing John the time to focus on sales. Jeff's vision for Aries was to become a full-service, global transportation provider. Jeff's initial emphasis was on North American Services (air and ground), for needed growth and stability. By 1990, Jeff began diversification, adding International Services (Air, Ocean and Imports), as originally envisioned. In 1995, Jeff became President and opened his first, of many, branch offices. In this same year, he introduced Logistics and Warehousing Services, to complement the full suite of global transportation services, already being provided. In 2004, Jeff became the President and CEO of Aries and began planning for the relocation of the company's global headquarters to facilitate further expansion and efficiencies. Jeff and the entire team, relocated into their new “home”, in April of 2009. Since 2009, Jeff has continued to focus on healthy and manageable growth for the organization, its customers, and the most valuable asset - the employees. Jeff is a native Houstonian with a beautiful wife and eight awesome kids. His hobbies include aviation, playing golf, church and spending time with his family.
A recognized and seasoned logistics leader, recently at CEVA and Radiant, Russ boasts over 45 years of executive leadership, strategy, operations, and business development experience. As Aries’ first COO, Russ will focus on the continued development of operational excellence for all of Aries' freight and logistics services. He served in numerous executive roles and is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he lettered in Football. Born and raised in Napa, California, Russ is married with 4 children.
Bryan Bartels is the Corporate Counsel, Controller and Chief Information Officer. Bryan oversees Aries' legal, financial and information technology matters. He joined Aries team in 2013, after previously working at General Electric. In 2004, he graduated from Marquette, with a Degree in Economics and Computer Science. In 2008, he earned a JD and MBA at The Marquette Law School and The Marquette Graduate School of Management. Bryan is registered patent attorney. Bryan is an avid reader, lifetime learner, enjoys tinkering with computers and scuba diving. Bryan lives in Houston and is married with 3 beautiful children.
Richard brings his 24 years (and going) of global logistics experience to his role at Aries Worldwide. Starting from, literally, the ground up in the warehouse loading trucks, to global business development roles, he truly believes Aries is the right place to be and grow for all current and future team members, as well as clients. He says we have a unique mix of experience, talent, and vision that is unrivaled in the market. Outside of work, Richard enjoys fitness, staying active, and spending as much time with his family as he possibly can. If you want to learn how to wash a car properly, reach out to Richard. His retirement game plan is to own his own car wash company.
John Frisbee is the Director of Aries' Corporate Administration. John is responsible for Risk Management, Human Resources, Asset Procurement & Management and Facilities / Portfolio Management. With 15 years of experience with Aries Worldwide Logistics and over 25 years in the industry - including logistics, inventory, risk management and supply chain management, John has played an essential role in Aries' successful growth and enjoys the challenges each day brings forth. John attended Orange Coast and University of California Irvine Colleges after serving in the United States Marine Corps. John enjoys spending quality time with his family and is involved in their Catholic parish. An avid history reader and sports fan- he follows all the Houston and New Orleans franchises. When asked about his Aries' career, John said, “I love my career here at Aries because working together with the dedicated and talented people we work with we truly have been and continue to be successful in accomplishing anything we plan to do. The journey together is sweeter than the destination.”
Jorge Tavares, Director of North American Operations, brings 19 years of logistics experience. Jorge has grown and seen Aries grow as all of his tenure has been with Aries. He has committed to pursue excellence in the Nortam world and provide his customers what they want, when they want it. When Jorge is not in the office, you can find him at the baseball fields where he is rooting on his 3 boys. Jorge also enjoys a little BBQ while spending time with family and friends .
Carrie brings over 29 years of logistics and customer service expertise to her Director of Client Care role at Aries. That means you’re going to be taken care of. Carrie has been happily married for 24 years, with two daughters. She cherishes family time and spoiling her grandchildren. When she’s not ensuring Aries’ clients are getting the best possible service, she dreams of the day when she will finally get her 2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrack and has already planned multiple trail and offroad trips.
Aries’ International freight forwarding department welcomed Shane Duke as the Director of International Freight Services in November of 2022. Although Duke is new to Aries, he is a veteran in the freight industry, starting his career in April of 1994. Starting with DHL as a driver at the age of 21, Dukes slowly moved his way up into a Branch Manager role spending 15 years with the company. Eventually, he made his way into a District Manager position at another company and from there made the leap toward a VP of Freight Forwarding role. All this to say, Duke clearly had the experience that Aries was looking for when it came to their freight forwarding department.
Sandy joined the Aries Team at the end of 2022 after working 30 years in the logistics industry. She made the leap over to Aries to head the Customs Brokerage Department with the goal of being able to make a larger impact working with a company focused on growth. We pride ourselves on our employees maintaining a strong work ethic and commitment towards a common goal and Sandy Lance is an excellent display of these values.