Russell Tieskoetter

Senior Vice President

Russ is MV’s Senior Vice President for the Southeast Region. He provides direction and assistance to area vice presidents, regional directors of safety and maintenance, and local managers, and assists in contract compliance, service performance, and labor relations

Russ previously served as MV’s regional vice president from 2002 to 2016, overseeing various regions of the company and participating in numerous service startups.

Prior to joining MV, Russ worked for five years as a district manager for Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc., overseeing contracts in South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.  His responsibilities included the supervision of 12 projects, more than 200 employees, and nearly 300 vehicles. 

He joined Laidlaw in 1995 as a project manager at the Durham, N.C. division.  Holding full responsibility of the operation, Russ controlled all administrative functions including a $1.5 million budget, payroll, and record keeping.  While at this division he improved vehicle scheduling, which resulted in a significant savings to the customer.  

Russ started his career in transportation as an operations manager for Mayflower Contract Services, Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. He was responsible for all day-to-day operations of a 42-vehicle fleet, operated by a team of 45 operators.  He also provided oversight of all scheduling, dispatch and vehicle maintenance functions. 

Russ holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Elon University in Elon, N.C.  He has served as an Officer in the U.S. Army, and is a member of the North Carolina Army National Guard.