Strader-Ferris International was founded
3 generations ago, and we attribute our success
to a few basic ideas:
hands-on management makes a big difference in the
world of logistics
• empowering well trained staff sets us above our
• accepting change enables us to overcome obstacles
and implement efficiencies
• providing customized end-to-end solutions for
customers is essential
Raymond Strader founded our company
in 1953. He was entrepreneurial and honest. His
children Robert and Carole (Ferris) succeeded in
transitioning the company to a point where transportation
solutions became part of the package and increased
value for customers.
Today, Mike Ferris (B.A. Economics,
Queens; M.B.A., Schulich) has assumed his position
as the third-generation owner and President. Helping
the drive to expand services to meet the needs of
customers involved in global business is Derek Van
Schie (Vice President), with over 18 years of company
service to his credit.
The tradition continues...