Rosemary Marr joined the Totran Transportation Services Team on November 1st, 2012. Rosemary comes from a logistics background where she founded Transera in 1985 and later sold it to U.S. Based CH Robinson in 2008. She has been the recipient of many awards throughout her career, which include the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Rothman’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Pinnacle Award. With over 30 years of transportation experience, Marr plans to lead Totran to even greater success in the years to come.
Rob Miller, Founder & President
Rob Miller entered the transportation industry as a North American truck driver when he was 19 years old, but his ability to understand the intricacies of the industry pushed him to leave the driver’s seat and pursue different avenues in the industry. After years in the transportation industry, Rob Miller had a vision to start a heavy-haul company based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada to fill a market he felt was untapped in the industry. In 2006, Totran was established, and with his guidance has grown into one of Western Canada’s largest trans-border heavy fleet of equipment.
From a driver to sales representative and his current position as President of Totran, Rob has established a reputation for developing new and innovative ways to move heavy-haul and project cargo throughout North America. Rob Miller extends his passion for the industry to both his clients and employees by creating an environment where employees are encouraged to find their strengths and grow, and clients view Totran as a true extension of their own departments. The genuine excitement Rob shows when faced with a challenge when hauling dimensional freight, and the feeling of success when it is safely completed, is a sentiment experienced throughout the company.
Scott Trousdale, Vice President & Director of Sales
With Totran since its inception in 2006, Scott Trousdale has been essential in growing the company’s operations and sees Totran as an opportunity to realize the potential of a Calgary-based specialized trucking company as well as a way to grow both personally and professionally.
Scott offers over 17 years of extensive in-field experience, starting as a driver and working his way through most operational positions in the industry. Driving Scott’s success is his shared enjoyment with clients as large projects are completed correctly, safely and on time. His hands-on background in the industry and firm belief in honesty and integrity has allowed Scott to build long-lasting relationships with Totran’s customers while relating to and solving the challenges faced by Totran’s employees.
Scott’s belief in developing win-win situations for clients and Totran extends to his work-life balance. When not hard at work for Totran, Scott is with his family skiing, playing hockey, hiking or swinging a golf club.
Walt Raposo, Sales
With 18 years of experience in the transportation industry, Walt Raposo has been recognized for his outstanding customer service. Joining Totran in 2007 because of his interest in the heavy-haul field and Totran’s welcoming corporate culture, Walt has provided Totran’s customers with honest service and employees with the tools they need to succeed.
Walt’s interest in big trucks, big trailers and big cargo leads him to constantly seek out new methods to overcome the ever-changing hurdles of hauling oversized cargo. When not finding creative solutions for his clients, Walt can be seen riding his bike with family and friends.
Amanda Bednarski, Director of Safety
Relatively new to the transportation industry when she joined the Totran team in 2007, Amanda Bednarski has become known as a jack of all trades, working her way into an essential role in the company. Totran places a priority on safety for every project, and Amanda ensures every step complies with provincial and federal legislative requirements along with Totran’s strict safety policies. Because of her dedication, Totran is able to stay at the forefront of industry safety standards and give customers the assurance that their cargo is with a company that truly cares.
As the Director of Safety, Amanda is essential to the team in executing complex jobs safely and in a timely manner.
Chuck Brennan, Operations Manager
Since joining Totran in 2011, Chuck Brennan has helped find and explore efficiencies in the operations of each Totran project. As a second-generation trucker, and with specialized experience in the wind and crane industry, Chuck’s 30 years of trucking knowledge allow him to build a diverse network partners that aid him in coordinating operations to ensuring shipments are safe and timely. His main goal in completing projects is to ensure that clients and employees satisfied while staying within regulations. This is managed through his understanding of the driver’s lifestyle and the elements of loading oversized cargo, and makes him a huge asset to the Totran team. Chuck is no stranger to challenges, and he finds the daily encounters in working at Totran are what keep him motivated to uncover new and innovative ways to complete projects.