Hazen Transport Executive Team

Our leadership team is committed to hiring the most experienced and qualified professionals to the Hazen Transport team, allowing us to provide the highest level of service to our nationwide clients. Our team includes:

Richard Palmer, Jr. – President

Rick has been with Hazen Transport for ten years. He has served a variety of roles including driver helper, supervisor, manager, director, vice president, COO and now serves as the president. Rick is a graduate of Albion College and was a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Program for Professional Management. Rick his wife Megan and three children live in Metro Detroit.
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Tom Welland – Chief Financial Officer

Tom joined Hazen Transport in 1998 after many years as an outside CPA consultant. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the Company. Tom is a graduate of Wayne State University and is a member of both the American and Michigan Associations of Certified Public Accountants. He is married to Patty and has two sons.
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Derek Paquin – Vice President – Truckload

After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and graduating from MSU’s Eli Broad Business Program he started with Hazen in 2004. Starting as a helper in Hazen Transport’s Car Hauling Division he moved into the office working through Accounting to Dispatch to Operations Manager. Derek now serves as Hazen Transport’s Vice President of Operations.
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