We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to make your business grow.


Jeff McIntyre

Chief Executive Officer

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.


Russ Schamun

Chief Operating Officer

Russ Schamun came to Aries in January, 2021 and serves as Chief Operating Officer overseeing Sales and Operations. Prior to joining Aries, Russ amassed over 45 years in the logistics industry working with several large transportation corporations focusing on executive leadership, strategy, operations and business development. Born and raised in Napa, California Russ graduated from the University of Alabama and played football under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Russ and his wife, Jennifer, have four adult children.


Bryan Bartels

Corporate Counsel, Controller and Chief Information Officer

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 Ladwig

Vice President of Client Experience

Richard brings his 26 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 has found himself leading the Client Experience department as the Vice President. Outside of work, Richard enjoys fitness, staying active, and spending as much time with his family as he possibly can. With his wife and two daughters, he enjoys exploring the vibrant city of Houston and staying within the downtown area.


John Frisbee

Director of Corporate Assets and Facilities

In 2003, John was asked by his sister to help move some people, their desks, and set up computers at a small business. That small business, Aries Worldwide Logistics, just so happened to launch him into his 21-year-long (and counting) career. John’s experience in logistics, risk management, inventory, and supply chain management has led him to his current role as Director of Corporate Assets and Facilities. Growing up, he attended Catholic School in New Orleans where his support for the New Orleans sports franchises began. After attending high school in Houston, Texas he completed his college schooling in Southern California. Outside of work, John finds joy in spending time with family and taking part in church activities and volunteering. With hobbies like ancestry and history research, spiritual studies and home renovations, John stays busy!


Jorge Tavares

Director of North American Operations

Jorge Tavares has spent all 21 years of his professional career with Aries Worldwide Logistics. After being introduced to the logistics industry by a childhood friend, he began working as a domestic operations agent in June 2003 while in school at the University of Houston. As his experience and knowledge grew, he eventually entered his journey from lead to supervisor to management, ending in his current role as Director of NORTAM Operations. Currently, he oversees Drayage, Dispatch, and Domestic. His life outside of working at Aries consists of spending time with his wife and 3 sons- mostly at baseball parks with his youngest.


Shane Duke

Director of International Freight Services

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 Lance

Director of Customs Brokerage

Although Sandy joined the Aries team in 2022, her journey in logistics began over 30 years ago. She entered the industry in a temporary role, doing ocean documentation. From there, she transitioned into management, overseeing an automotive client importing from Mexico. Sandy was responsible for ensuring her team completed all necessary clearances for these imports and began to find an interest in this process. She is married with 4 children and in her free time she enjoys camping and watching her youngest child play golf.


Julie Carrell

Human Resources Director

With over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Julie Carrell joined the team at Aries in November of 2023. In her previous role as Human Resources Director with a manufacturing company, she successfully led initiatives related to Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Training and Development, HR Technology, and Employee Engagement Improvement, among others. Julie's educational background includes a bachelor’s in human resources management from Sam Houston State University. She grew up in the Spring Klein area. She lives in Magnolia with her fiancé, Jason. She has one daughter, Shelby, who is currently studying Wildlife Biology at Texas State University and will graduate in December of 2024. On the weekends, Julie likes to try and see her daughter while in school and watch College Softball. Each year, she aims to travel somewhere new.


Jose Guzman

Regional Director of Mexico

Jose Guzman started with Aries in 2014 and currently acts as the Regional Director of Mexico. With over 15 years of experience in the Logistics, Transportation, and FTZ Warehousing industry, Guzman has leveraged his extensive background into a Logistics Management position. Dedicated to process improvement and cost containment initiatives. Extensive background in management with proven results in production and safety while maintaining excellent Supply Chain Management.


Adam Brower

Director of Marketing and CRM

In the late ’90s, people started picking up strange new habits like emailing, chatting, even file sharing. But these were old tricks to Adam as he started his own electronic Bulletin Board System (BBS) back in ’87. It was only 9 years later that he started developing websites for Compaq, which ultimately led to his career in digital marketing. Well-versed in tech (he is a true geek), Adam has been able to combine his IT knowledge with his marketing experience for impactful solutions. Adam has proven success with companies such as HP, AT&T, Weatherford, and most recently, Luby’s and Fuddruckers restaurants. He leads with a relentlessly positive attitude and a calm confidence, even during high-pressure situations. When not geeking out at home with some random obsession of the week, Adam loves to spend his time traveling and hiking. Adam grew up in the oilfield (aka all around Texas), has 2 amazing grown kids, and currently lives in New Ulm with his wife.


Carey Treadwell

Director of Operational Excellence

Carey serves as Director of Operational Excellence. He has 35 years of experience, with roughly a 50/50 mix in commercial and operational leadership, primarily in Fortune 300 to 3,000 companies. These roles have been regional and global. Much of his travel has been overseas. Skilled in all modes of transportation, he is adept with large aircraft charter, break-bulk cargo, and dangerous goods. He has extensive experience with electronics, chip sets, fully populated server racks, high value, high security products, and sensitive defense shipments. Carey’s focus is on day-to-day operations, with an emphasis on our North American products. He is charged with ensuring the NORTAM operation aligns with Aries’ corporate vision, delivers our clients service excellence and visibility, is continuously stress tested, well integrated with various departments, positioned for large scale growth, and investing in employee development. Carey is a Chartered Member of the Institute for Logistics and Transport, a member of the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals, and the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals. He and his wife Michal live in Houston in The Woodlands. They attend St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and have four grown children. Carey loves to fish and bird hunt, enjoys SEC football and travel. Having gone to the University of Alabama, and his wife having gone to LSU N.O., if the Alabama Crimson Tide and LSU Tigers are on the field, they are a house divided.


Kevin Hicks

Director of Pricing and Transportation Procurement

Kevin Hicks joined the Aries team in April 2023 after working over 40 years in the logistics industry. His father was in the air freight business with Flying Tigers and helped him land a summer job in their offices in 1980. At home, Kevin has two dogs that keep him pretty busy every day and he loves lifting weights to stay in shape. He is passionate about leading mission trips to Guatemala and it’s one of the things he enjoys doing most.