Ben Schill has been named Chief Executive Officer of Paper Transport, a Wisconsin-based for-hire truckload carrier and provider of brokerage services. Schill succeeds Jeff Shefchik, who has served the company as president for 15 years and will continue to serve on Paper Transport’s board of directors and transition into an advisory role.
Schill has served as Paper Transport’s vice president since 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, having held several leadership roles in operations, maintenance, safety and technology.
Shefchik noted that each Paper Transport president brought to the table a unique skill set "that made them the right person at the right time to successfully grow and improve the company. With our next phase of sophistication and growth, Ben has the confidence and the right skill set to lead us into the future as our chief executive officer.”
Schill, who as vice president has headed human resources, information technology, safety, recruiting and marketing teams, said he was both enthusiastic and passionate about leading the company on the path ahead.
“Paper Transport has a great culture, and our mission to build a great place to work is our foundation to enhance and move the company forward. We are going to continue to win regardless of everything that is occurring in the economy and in our industry," he said. "There is opportunity all around us. I am proud of our people and their ability to drive significant growth.”
Schill has helped see the company grow its driver capacity to more than 900, improve driver retention, and establish a new driver training program. Schill also challenged teams to improve safety results by implementing predictive analytics technology, selective hiring practices, and technology innovations including predictive arrivals and driver scorecards. Paper Transport was recognized as a CCJ Innovator in 2019 for its deployment of a behavior assessment tool that screens driver applicants.
Schill received a B.A. degree in business and economics from St. Norbert College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.