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Vice President, Eastern Operations

Daniel Hould

Since March 2019, Daniel has served as the Vice President of Eastern Operations at GS Group, showcasing significant growth and strategic

acumen in the transportation and logistics industry

from Lachine, Quebec. His career, beginning at

Daily Motor Freight Inc. and evolving over 22 years

to Vice President of Sales and Operations, includes pivotal roles such as Vice President Operations at

VTL Transport and Senior Consultant at 4Refuel. Daniel's career trajectory highlights his industry expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to

continuous improvement, marked by tackling

operational challenges and strategic successes

within the logistics sector.

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Kevin O'Connor

Vice President, O'Connor's

Kevin, the VP of Operations at O'Connor's

Transportation within GS Group, boasts a rich background in logistics and transportation

management, underpinned by an Operations Management degree from Seneca Polytechnic. Renowned for his expertise in logistics and transportation management, Kevin excels in

budget management, customer service, inventory control, and enhancing operational processes. His

role emphasizes team leadership, strategic

execution, and lean manufacturing principles,

ensuring operational excellence. With a blend of academic insight and practical experience, Kevin

drives innovation and efficiency in the fast-paced logistics and supply chain sectors

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Robbie O'Connor

Vice President, O'Connor's 

Robbie, the Vice President at O'Connor's

Transportation, part of Go Smooth Transport since

1996, offers over 27 years of transportation

industry expertise from Mississauga, Ontario. He manages a variety of administrative services,

including accounting, customer service, and web

design, alongside overseeing warehousing

operations, sales, and inventory systems. His

diverse experience extends to serving in the

Canadian Forces and roles at Rutherford Bingo, reflecting his adaptability and focus on customer

service. A Brampton Centennial Secondary School graduate, Robbie is known for his operational

excellence and deep industry insight.

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Gary Gaudette

Director of Operations

Gary serves as the Director of Operations at GS

Group, bringing extensive experience in the transportation sector from Ontario. His career

journey, marked by roles of growing significance, demonstrates his commitment and expertise in

logistics. Operating from Mississauga, he has

played a key role in enhancing operational

excellence within the company. Known for his

strategic insight and dedication to innovation,

Gary's leadership embodies his deep industry knowledge and ability to drive efficiency in the

complex logistics and transportation landscape.

Jordan Silvera

Director of Sales

Jordan, the Director of Sales at GS Group, is

renowned for his expertise in sales strategy and

team leadership within the logistics and

transportation industry. His experience spans roles

from Sales Executive at Traffix to dual Business

Development Manager at Mill Creek Motor Freight

and ICON Transportation Logistics, showcasing his

skills in client acquisition and market expansion.

With earlier positions at Cardinal Couriers and

Purolator, Jordan has proven his versatility and effectiveness account management and strategic initiatives. His contributions include managing key accounts and crafting competitive sales proposals, establishing him as a pivotal figure in driving

business growth.

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Pat Patenaude

Terminal Manager

Since July 2021, Pat has excelled as the

dual-Terminal Manager at GS Group, leveraging

over a decade of expertise from his time as Fleet Manager at PNE Corporation. Specializing in fleet, transportation, and logistics management, Pat is

adept in customer service, inventory management,

and enhancing customer satisfaction. His skills

extend to team building and negotiation, with his

current role focusing on operations management

and pricing strategies. Pat's combination of practical experience and strategic management

demonstrates his proficiency in navigating complex logistics challenges while maintaining superior

customer satisfaction and operational effectiveness.

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Safety Manager

Amir Kilic

A seasoned commercial vehicle safety expert with

over 17 years of experience, currently serving as

Safety Manager at Go Smooth Transport and

Operations Manager at TCT Consultants in

Mississauga. Specializes in safety compliance, consulting, driver recruitment, and training,

significantly improving safety ratings through

Facility Audits. A proven track record with over a

million accident-free driving miles. Holds a

Transportation certification from Humber College

and a certified in-class instructor (DDC),

dedicated to maximizing trucking companies'

potential and safety standards.

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Matthew Wos-Lavoie

Dispatch Manager

Driven by a passion for business, Matt has carved

a niche in logistics and transportation, currently

leading as the Dispatch Manager at GS Group

since July 2019. His journey in this field began at Transpro Freight Systems, enhancing his skills in dispatch, storage, and shipment efficiency. As a

Logistics Coordinator at Freeman Herbs, Matt

managed internal and external shipments,

maintaining compliance and efficiency. His

expertise extends to customer service, where he excelled in sales and support as a B2B Customer Service Representative. Specializing in areas like

social media marketing and email marketing, Matt

is dedicated to continuous improvement and

making a significant impact in the logistics sector.

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Dom Carusi

Fleet Manager

Dom, the current Fleet Manager at GS Group in

Mississauga since October 2023, brings over 30

years of expertise in fleet management. With a

27-year tenure at Transpro Freight Systems in

Milton, and over a decade at Consumers Glass

evolving from Foreman to Shift Manager, his

career reflects a profound dedication to

operational excellence in logistics. This rich

experience is supported by an education from

Humber College (1983-1985), marking Dom as a seasoned leader in fleet operations.

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Holly Pierre

Corporate Controller

Since January 2024, Holly has served as the

Controller at GS Group, showcasing a

comprehensive finance and accounting background from diverse roles. Her experience spans from Finance Manager at Taylor Tool to Senior Administrator at

BDO Canada, dealing with bankruptcy and

receivership, and Staff Accountant at The Court

Group of Companies. Early positions at Ghesquiere Plant Farms Ltd. as Controller and foundational

roles at CIBC and Scotiabank have honed her skills, reflecting her extensive growth and adaptability in

the finance industry.

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