Mike Salek, Vice President of Operations and a partner, joined Freedom in 2011, bringing with him extensive experience in the operations of Transloads. He began his career in 1986, with Reload Inc. In 1989, Mr. Salek joined the military and spent a decade in military service. He returned to Reload Inc. in 2001 and stayed through the purchase of Reload Inc. by Watco Companies, LLC to form Watco Transload and Intermodal Services. At Watco, until his departure to join Freedom, Mr. Salek played a role in the EOG operating plans for Stanley, North Dakota; Stroud, Oklahoma; and Refugio, Texas.