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Chief Operating Officer
Business – Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management Board 2016
Jason Overbey is the Chief Operating Officer at FW. He's responsible for leading all areas of the company including the finance, information technology, human resources and operations functions. FW is a full service third party logistics provider operating with two distinct business segments: FW Warehousing and FW Trucking. FW Warehousing is a full service contract and public warehousing provider with more than 10 strategic warehouse locations in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis. FW Trucking is a full service asset based transportation provider with a particular focus on local and over the road full truckload operations as well as intermodal drayage operations.
Jason has more than 10 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector at Emerson and IDEX Corporation. He has worked in business development, customer service, finance, marketing, strategy, and operations focusing on strategic growth and ensuring the efficiency of the order fulfillment function while meeting critical stakeholder needs.
A core focus area for Jason is working with customers and potential customers on network design optimization to ensure that the warehousing and distribution function is optimized to support each customer’s specific needs. This includes working with customers to ensure the third party logistics services provided by FW are congruent with the customer’s business model based on their manufacturing strategy and customer base.
Jason was a recipient of Food Logistics 2016 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain recognition. Jason sits on the advisory board for the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jason received a B.A. in Accounting and Computer Science from Westminster College. He also earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Jason is also a Certified Public Accountant.