Management Team

Meet J.S. Helwig & Son’s Management Team

We not only believe it is important to know who our customers and drivers are and how they approach business, we also believe it is important for them to know who we are and how we approach our business.

With almost 200 years in combined transportation experience, J.S. Helwig & Son is led by some of the industry’s finest leaders. Please take a moment to learn more about our management team.

James Helwig

Owner, President and CEO

Since the start of J.S. Helwig & Son in 1984, James' primary goals of the organization remain the same, on-time delivery, on-time pickup and consistent communication with our customers.

 

 

Kurt Antkiewicz

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Kurt is a transportation professional with over 30 years of experience, building superior freight network solutions and committed capacity, including premier service reliability resulting in long-term, mutually beneficial customer relationships. 

 

Terry Fabian

Vice President of Maintenance

With 23 years of dedication to J.S. Helwig & Son and over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, Terry ensures all trucks and trailers are placed under a strict maintenance schedule, equipment remains up-to-date and trade cycles are followed.

 

Dave Benson

Director of Safety

With over 40 years of experience in the transportation industry and certified through NATMI, Dave ensures J.S. Helwig & Son is in compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and that periodic safety audits are conducted.

 

 

Richie Burks

Director of Operations

With 12 years of dedication to J.S. Helwig & Son and over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, Richie oversees operations and makes sure J.S. Helwig & Son is providing the best and safest service in the industry.  

 

 

Kenny Williams

Director of Recruiting & Retention

With over 7 years of experience in the transportation industry, Kenny develops and leads the recruiting and retention programs to grow and sustain company driver and owner operator capacity.

 

Lisa Traweek

Systems Compliance Manager

With over 27 years of experience in the transportation industry, Lisa is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, execution and compliance of all information technology systems, as well as manager EDI, detention and fuel and route compliance.