Spartan Logistics was founded in 1988 in Columbus, Ohio as a warehouse and distribution provider to service the growing industrial base and logistically take advantage of Ohio’s centralized location. This positioned us well to grow to nearly 3 million square feet throughout Ohio and Indiana, as well as additional warehouse locations in South Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri. Spartan Logistics' sales focus is then handling of food-grade materials, glass, paper and fragile/ high-value products. In addition to warehousing, Spartan Logistics provides fulfillment and full-service transportation, allowing us to provide seamless pick-up, storage, and delivery to our customers.

Spartan Logistics has invested heavily in custom-designed inventory management software that provides a full range of warehouse management: billing, electronic data transmission, label generation, and online tracking capability. Spartan Logistics continuously improves supply chain flow for our customers by providing turnkey    3PL services and value-added contributions like packing, quality control, co-packing, EDI integration, and inventory management. We are proud members of both the IWLA and the Columbus Regional Logistics Council. Spartan Logistics is dedicated to being involved in the community through our employees.

Spartan remains privately owned and family-run, yet we’re well-positioned to provide the high-quality service of a national logistics provider at costs that add real value to your supply chain needs.


Company Management

These are the individuals who anchor the diversity of thought and action that has allowed Spartan Logistics to be an industry leader for over 30 years.




Ed Harmon, Company Founder

  • Board of Directors Chairman
  • Chief Executive Officer - NAI Harmon Group-Toledo, OH
  • Expertise in leadership, sales, and trucking


Steve Harmon, President & Co-Owner

  • CPA and former manager at a major consulting firm
  • Graduate of American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Active in the company since inception and has worked in designing logistics systems, consulting, procedures, and inventory control systems
  • Served as company CFO for 15 years- Promoted to Managing Director in 2010
  • Serves as company treasurer and member of Board of Directors
  • Chief Financial Officer at the NAI Harmon Group of Toledo, OH
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Josh Ledford, Executive Vice President

  • Certified Warehouse Logistics Professional (CWLP)
  • Extensive experience in working with customers to solve logistics problems and achieve cost savings
  • Active in the company and industry for 16 years
  • Oversees the operational strategic plan and guidelines for Spartan business unit

Craig Recker, Director of Region Operations

  • Graduate of The University of Toledo
  • Fourteen years of logistics experience
  • Manager of sales, service and customer satisfaction
  • Training, consultation, and compliance
  • Customer Relationship Management

Mike Garverick, Director of Safety and Maintenance

  • Graduate of Northwest Ohio-Business and Mechanical
  • Over ten years of experience in Safety and DOT regulations
  • Established ground up Safety programs
  • Provide company Safety and DOT compliance
  • Manages company Maintenance Department
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Julie Cottrell, Director of Human Resources

  • Graduate from Ohio Christian Human Resources
  • Implementing new policy and procedure
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Sam Coil, Controller

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Accounting Specialization
  • Graduate of Ohio State University
  • Working toward certification as a Qualified Warehouse Logistics Professional (QWLP) through IWLA
  • Manages company accounting operations

Kelly Swingle, Marketing Manager

  • Graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Over 20 years of experience in Marketing and Business Development
  • Responsible for managing Inbound Marketing, brand development, company website, PR, Social Media Campaigns, and CRM database 
  • Striving to share the cumulative knowledge and experience of our Directors to improve the 3PL customer experience 
Spartan Warehouse Manager coming soon

Zachary Clouse, Director of Transportation

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 Chuck Harrison, Director of Continuous Improvement

  • Graduate of Owens Community College
  • United States Navy- Machinist Mate
  • Over seven years of logistics experience