Management Team

Doug Dawson

CEO

Doug Dawson is the founder and CEO of The Dawson Group, Inc. With over 25 years in the logistics industry, Doug has developed the organization into a world-class leader in global custom supply chain solutions. The Dawson Group includes three subsidiaries: Dawson Logistics, Dawson Management Services, and Dawson Property Holdings.

Doug’s logistics experience spans several disciplines working with top-tier logistics providers such as UPS, RPS, FedEx and regional providers. After identifying a market need in 2000, Doug founded Dawson Logistics to target industry demands by providing customized logistic services and exceptional customer service.

After growth and success, Doug continues to focus on the original business model which is to provide clients with custom supply chain / logistics solutions that offer improved efficiencies, visibility and cost-saving solutions.

Doug currently serves on a number of industry advisory councils. He is a member of the Distribution and Logistics Professionals, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, National Association of Distinguished Professionals, and is a founding member of the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America. Doug is also involved in philanthropic work in his local community.

Mike Torma

Vice President of Operations

Mike has over 30 years of experience in 3PL warehousing/ logistics, e-commerce, asset based transportation, material handling equipment, facility design and pallet manufacturing & pooling.

Mike manages all of Dawson Logistics operations to ensure that our facilities run efficiently, maintain profitability and deliver the highest customer service levels. Around here, he’s known as a problem solver and a builder, which earned him the nickname “Captain.”

Mike grew up in Ohio and spent much of his life in Florida before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000 with his wife and five children. In his free time,he enjoys golfing, hanging out with all his kids and grandchildren, carpentry, and spending time at the beach.

Dennis Brinkhus

 VP Corporate Development

Dennis joined Dawson Logistics in 2014 after spending 7 years with Mosaic Sales Solutions.   

Dennis also worked in Manufactured Housing for 15 years where he was a co-owner of 2 of Texas’s largest dealerships.   

Prior to that he owned and operated 9 Fast food and 1 full service Restaurant in the DFW area after serving 4 years in the USAF stationed in Rome NY. 

Dennis resides in Fort Worth Texas with his wife Virginia and has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. 

Dennis and Virginia enjoy portraying Santa and Mrs. Claus where they get to entertain thousands of children each Christmas Season! 

Amy Klemme

Director of Human Resources

Amy has over 25 years of Human Resources experience in various industries and was most recently employed with the Purdue Research Foundation.  She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision with an emphasis in human resources.  Amy recently obtained her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification as well as a Certificate in Project Management from Purdue University Global.

Amy resides by Otterbein, IN (approximately 45 minutes away) with her husband, Dan and goldendoodle Zoey.  Dan is a crop insurance and property/casualty adjuster.  She has two grown daughters.  Samantha graduated from Purdue with a degree in Agriculture, is married and gainfully employed.  Alexandra (Alex) attends Indiana University studying Public Policy and hopes to attend law school to become a corporate attorney.    Amy’s daughters were heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, along with showing pigs all over the United States.  Now that her daughters are grown, hobbies include hanging out with family members, hiking and reading.

Donald “Don” Garza

Dawson Logistics Regional Manager

Don has over 30 plus years of management experience in the Warehousing and Logistics Industry. His career started while working in the records management industry for 26 years beginning in 1987 as a warehouse clerk for Pierce Business Archives. Don worked through 2 mergers with Pierce and remained working with Iron Mountain as Manager of service Quality and Standards. Don continued his growth with focus on results driven customer service and integration of the operations for Total Customer Satisfaction. Don came aboard Dawson in 2017 as facility manager and continued to help improve operational services. Don’s Management style evolves around Team Building, Operational Management, Process Improvements, Lean Manufacturing Concepts, and business growth. Don has received his Certificate in Supply Chain Management I & II and Global Supply Chain Operations from Michigan State University. Don is also Six Sigma Champion Certified (SSCC) and Design for Six Sigma Certified (DFSSC).
Don grew up in New York/New Jersey where he met his wife Marguerite of 29 years before relocating to Ohio for a promotion where they raise two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys metal detecting and researching history of his finds and working with his wife on building and decorating their yard for Halloween for the neighborhood kids to enjoy.

Management Team

Management Team

Doug Dawson

CEO

Doug Dawson is the founder and CEO of The Dawson Group, Inc. With over 25 years in the logistics industry, Doug has developed the organization into a world-class leader in global custom supply chain solutions. The Dawson Group includes three subsidiaries: Dawson Logistics, Dawson Management Services, and Dawson Property Holdings.

Doug’s logistics experience spans several disciplines working with top-tier logistics providers such as UPS, RPS, FedEx and regional providers. After identifying a market need in 2000, Doug founded Dawson Logistics to target industry demands by providing customized logistic services and exceptional customer service.

After growth and success, Doug continues to focus on the original business model which is to provide clients with custom supply chain / logistics solutions that offer improved efficiencies, visibility and cost-saving solutions.

Doug currently serves on a number of industry advisory councils. He is a member of the Distribution and Logistics Professionals, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, National Association of Distinguished Professionals, and is a founding member of the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America. Doug is also involved in philanthropic work in his local community.

Mike Torma

Vice President of Operations

Mike has over 30 years of experience in 3PL warehousing/ logistics, e-commerce, asset based transportation, material handling equipment, facility design and pallet manufacturing & pooling.

Mike manages all of Dawson Logistics operations to ensure that our facilities run efficiently, maintain profitability and deliver the highest customer service levels. Around here, he’s known as a problem solver and a builder, which earned him the nickname “Captain.”

Mike grew up in Ohio and spent much of his life in Florida before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000 with his wife and five children. In his free time,he enjoys golfing, hanging out with all his kids and grandchildren, carpentry, and spending time at the beach.

Dennis Brinkhus

 VP Corporate Development

Dennis joined Dawson Logistics in 2014 after spending 7 years with Mosaic Sales Solutions.   

Dennis also worked in Manufactured Housing for 15 years where he was a co-owner of 2 of Texas’s largest dealerships.   

Prior to that he owned and operated 9 Fast food and 1 full service Restaurant in the DFW area after serving 4 years in the USAF stationed in Rome NY. 

Dennis resides in Fort Worth Texas with his wife Virginia and has 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. 

Dennis and Virginia enjoy portraying Santa and Mrs. Claus where they get to entertain thousands of children each Christmas Season! 

Amy Klemme

Director of Human Resources

Amy has over 25 years of Human Resources experience in various industries and was most recently employed with the Purdue Research Foundation.  She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision with an emphasis in human resources.  Amy recently obtained her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification as well as a Certificate in Project Management from Purdue University Global.

Amy resides by Otterbein, IN (approximately 45 minutes away) with her husband, Dan and goldendoodle Zoey.  Dan is a crop insurance and property/casualty adjuster.  She has two grown daughters.  Samantha graduated from Purdue with a degree in Agriculture, is married and gainfully employed.  Alexandra (Alex) attends Indiana University studying Public Policy and hopes to attend law school to become a corporate attorney.    Amy’s daughters were heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, along with showing pigs all over the United States.  Now that her daughters are grown, hobbies include hanging out with family members, hiking and reading.

Donald “Don” Garza

Dawson Logistics Regional Manager

Don has over 30 plus years of management experience in the Warehousing and Logistics Industry. His career started while working in the records management industry for 26 years beginning in 1987 as a warehouse clerk for Pierce Business Archives. Don worked through 2 mergers with Pierce and remained working with Iron Mountain as Manager of service Quality and Standards. Don continued his growth with focus on results driven customer service and integration of the operations for Total Customer Satisfaction. Don came aboard Dawson in 2017 as facility manager and continued to help improve operational services. Don’s Management style evolves around Team Building, Operational Management, Process Improvements, Lean Manufacturing Concepts, and business growth. Don has received his Certificate in Supply Chain Management I & II and Global Supply Chain Operations from Michigan State University. Don is also Six Sigma Champion Certified (SSCC) and Design for Six Sigma Certified (DFSSC).
Don grew up in New York/New Jersey where he met his wife Marguerite of 29 years before relocating to Ohio for a promotion where they raise two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys metal detecting and researching history of his finds and working with his wife on building and decorating their yard for Halloween for the neighborhood kids to enjoy.