Our Leadership

Strong team with decades of logistics experience



Winston McDonald Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Best Warehousing & Transportation, Inc. Mr. McDonald is responsible for overseeing the entire US Operation, which consists of several locations in the United States. Winston McDonald Jr. has been the President & CEO since 2006 and has the lead the company to record revenue growth and expansion during his tenure. Winston McDonald Jr. has over 20 years of logistics experience, having held management roles with General Electric Company and John H. Harland.  Winston McDonald Jr. holds a BS degree in Accounting from St. John’s University, NY. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Global Technology Management from American Intercontinental University in Atlanta, GA.Winston McDonald Jr.resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two children.



Bart Middleton joined Best Warehousing & Transportation as the Chief Financial Officer in April of 2023.  Bart is excited to join and develop a world class accounting team at Best Warehousing & Transportation.  Bart has over 25 years of transportation, logistics and warehousing experience in senior leadership roles (CFO and CEO).  He worked in public accounting before joining the private sector in transportation roles, working for publicly held, privately held and private equity owned companies.  He has led and participated in more than 25 acquisitions over his career of varying sizes.  Bart Middleton holds a BS degree in Business (Accounting) from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  Bart is working in the Atlanta office and remotely from Indiana, where he resides with his wife and six children.



Gene Wright has over 25 years of global supply chain and manufacturing experience and has worked for several large and small companies in an executive leadership capacity, with strengths in supply chain management, engineering, purchasing, quality, manufacturing, automotive, strategic sourcing, multi-site management, turn-arounds, and data analysis. During and after his time in the United States Air Force, he has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the HBCU Paine College, and a Masters in Engineering Management from United States, Air Force Institute of Technology. Gene currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and kids.



Howard Shope joined Best Warehousing & Transportation as Sr Vice President in September 2023 as an Operations Executive. Howard has over 23 years of transportation, logistics and warehousing experience in senior leadership roles (President and CEO). He is a Veteran of the US Marine Corps and was educated in Electronics at Gaston College in Dallas, NC. Prior to logistics, he worked in manufacturing at a global Machine Tool Company in production and Field Service. After his manufacturing career, he became an entrepreneur in 2001 partnering to open a Transportation and Logistics company located near Charlotte, NC. Since joining the BWT Team, he is excited to offer his experience and efforts towards continuing to build a World Class Team in Global Logistics, with Winston and everyone at BWT. He currently resides in Gastonia, NC and is married to Michelle. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.



Brian Kelly joined the BWT team in April 2012 as VP of Operations. He brings nine years of warehouse management experience to BWT where he handles the day-to-day operations of their multiple locations and employees across the United States. Prior to joining BWT, Brian was the operations manager for Cover Ups in Roswell, GA where he implemented new warehouse controls while drastically improving the efficiency of the warehouse.Brian graduated from Middle Tennessee with his Master’s in Business Administration in Management as well as his Bachelors in Marketing. Brian was also a 4-year Letterman for the football team. Brian currently resides in Woodstock with his wife and four children.

Jay Seifer

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Jay joins BTW with more than 32 years of supply chain/logistics industry experience. Prior to BWT, Jay led business development and operations teams at Americold Logistics, GENCO, DHL Global, Yellow Worldwide and UPS. Jay attended Westfield State University where he played NCAA football, he went on to receive his Master’s degree from Cambridge College. Jay is passionate about family, fitness, and food. Originally from Boston, he now resides in East Cobb, GA with his wife Jenny, sons Maximus and Finnegan, as well as their Lab Retriever Bella.



TaShonda has over 12 years in the human resources field and is a Valdosta State and Troy University alumna. She is an AIRS certified recruiter and has earned her HR certification from both the Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute. TaShonda prides herself on being an advocate for employees, processes, and procedures and enjoys solving problems, researching employment challenges and playing matchmaker for candidates and companies. She is passionate about creating equitable and transparent work environments in which all employees can succeed. She is based in Atlanta, GA.



Agha Khan joined the BWT team in Feb 2016 and serves as the company’s Director of information technology. Khan brings 20 years of IT experience in executing and driving change in the high technology firms. Agha Khan’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.Prior to joining BWT, Agha Khan served as Network Engineer and was responsible for the company’s technology and business IT related operations. Agha Khan holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Pakistan.