The Leadership of Lodestar Company

Achieving Supply Chain Excellence with Experience, Leadership, and Relationships

Our Leaders Use Their Practical Knowledge to Craft Innovative Answers for Our Clients

Brad Howell | Lodestar Company

Brad Howell

President & CEO Energy & Logistics

Mr. Howell is the President and CEO of Lodestar Company and sets the strategic direction for its activities. He founded Lodestar Logistics Corporation, a provider of rail logistics services to Fortune 100 companies. Howell first held leadership positions within the operating units of the Howell Corporation. He received an MBA from the University of Houston and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jerry James | Lodestar Company

Jerry James

Senior Vice President-Commercial Energy & Logistics

Leading the commercial team for Lodestar Energy, Jerry has over 30 years logistics and supply chain managerial experience. He has worked extensively in the hydrocarbons industry, complete with leadership positions in several industry associations trade groups.

Jerry has also developed numerous commercial structures for projects and initiatives. He holds an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Denver.

Alan Birney | Lodestar Company

Alan Birney

Vice President / Business Services Energy & Rail

Active in the energy, chemical, and logistics industries, Alan brings a breadth of commercial and logistics experience to the Lodestar Energy commercial business development team. He has held multiple sales and supply chain positions within the petrochemical industry, and he has provided process improvement and sales force effectiveness consulting services across multiple industries.

Alan spent several years at ExxonMobil and a tenure at Stolt-Nielsen, holding multiple commercial and management roles across the Houston and New Orleans terminals and the Rail Services businesses. He has a BA in Computer Science and Psychology from Duke University and an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from Purdue University.

Jeff Hemmer | Lodestar Company

Jeff Hemmer

Senior Vice President / Business Development Energy

The leader of our business development activities, Jeff has over 25 years experience with global companies like ExxonMobil and LyondellBasell. After serving in nearly every operations area, including international assignments, he then held numerous executive positions, complete with overseeing global supply chain and a business unit.

His additional key leadership roles included merger integration, corporate business process improvement, global process technology, engineering & licensing, and operations management. Jeff holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue, earning status as a Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2009.

Judson Brown | Lodestar Company

Judson Brown

Managing Director Logistics & Rail

Judson has extensive experience in logistics and commercial management. This includes 15 years at Stolt-Nielsen in Houston, where he led Stolt-Nielsen Rail Services. Upon leaving Stolt-Nielsen in 2015, Judson has led the rail logistics management services team for Lodestar.​

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