Whether you’re a Centerline customer or driver employee, your experience with us is shaped by the action of our leadership team. Meet the people whose transportation and staffing experience has made Centerline the leading provider of reliable, safe drivers for more than 30 years.
Jill Quinn, Centerline President and TrueBlue Senior Vice President of Operations
B.B.A, Business Administration and Management, Cal. State University - Fullerton
I am passionate about putting people to work and changing lives every day! Our customers need our drivers and our drivers need opportunity. When they connect it creates a win-win for each. My role in helping facilitate this connection keeps me motivated each and every day. As the key strategist for Centerline, I am responsible for our growth, expansion and day-to-day business operations. By utilizing our services, our customers are better able to control costs, increase operational efficiency and improve their productivity. Contact me anytime to discuss how a relationship with Centerline may be beneficial to you or someone you’re connected with.
Steve Vlahos, CTP, Vice President: Field Operations
B.S., Business and Economics, Southern Oregon University
As a certified transportation professional with over 23 years in the business, I use my experience to keep our drivers safe and to ensure that our customers are protected from unnecessary risk. I work with our recruiting and service teams to ensure that every driver that is placed at a Centerline customer location is fully DOT compliant and certified for the type of driving position they are undertaking. Our team has continued to grow in response to the overwhelming need for professional commercial drivers. Contact me to learn how you can drive for Centerline or use our services to grow your business.
Sandrine Steaffens, Field & Sales Support Director
B.S., Business Administration and Management, Southeast Missouri State University
I love the fast pace of my job and the diversity of support functions this role affords me. As an in-house resource, I consult with Centerline’s business partners and clients to ascertain and define business needs and issues to determine solutions and provide strong business results. I act as a liaison between our field offices, our home office and TrueBlue’s corporate headquarters to ensure that Centerline sales, recruiting and service department are fully supported. I am part of an integral team that provides planning, analysis and budgeting for existing operations and future expansions.
Rod Crowell, CTP, National Accounts Director
B.S., Human Resource Management, California State University - Sacramento
My responsibilities include, but are not limited to the signing, retention, growth and management of all designated national accounts nationwide. With these responsibilities, I work with our sales teams throughout the U.S., in each Centerline market, to help maintain consistent quality, service and communication. I am supported by a national sales team that is focused on developing and executing tactical sales plans to meet account objectives and support Centerline’s growth strategies. We deliver professional commercial drivers so our customers can focus and meet their obligations and grow their own business. If you need assistance or are interested in discussing our national account program, contact me directly.
Ruthanne Roper, Director of Business Development - West / SW / Midwest Region
I manage Centerline's western region talented account managers to ensure that our customers receive the drivers they need and the service they require. I’ve been in the transportation industry for over 20 years and help train and mentor sales staff throughout the western states. When we expand into new locations I use my knowledge of sales, operations and management to ensure new locations have the resources they need to be successful. As a director of business, I provide strategic direction to secure new accounts in our active regions and service existing accounts with a high level of customer service. Contact me to discuss your business needs in the west.
Paul Nilson, Director of Business Development - SE / NE Regions
I am responsible for managing Centerline's account managers in 10 markets throughout the Southeast district and several markets in the Southwest. I am charged with business development activities within these markets and oversight of the account managers assigned within these regions. Through my leadership, I develop and implement strategies for new account acquisition and ensure that existing accounts are receiving quality sales support and service. With over 22 years’ experience in the transportation and logistics industry, I share my experience to help my teams grow. Contact me to discuss your business needs today.
John Trahan, CTP, Major Account Manager - Dedicated Drivers
I am passionate about helping connect great people with rewarding and challenging career opportunities. I have spent the last 25 years in the world of logistics staffing (3PL and Driver Leasing). Along the way I have met hundreds of wonderful contacts and have been able to change the lives of many. The list of people I get to connect with grows every day. In my current role with Centerline Drivers I'm able to "Make a Difference" daily by helping CDL drivers find dedicated opportunities with companies nationwide. I work closely with the private fleet world and one of the largest 3PL providers in the world! Contact me anytime to learn more.
Sheila Castaneda, Mobile Driver Service Director
I have been in the transportation staffing industry for over 25 years. Since my beginning with Centerline over 14 years ago, I have had the pleasure of contributing to its growth. Through the course of my tenure, we built the vision of a 24/7 service - supported by live personal, always available for our drivers and customers. After spending the last 14 years managing the Centerline service center, I transitioned into a new role to provide management for special projects that provide more options for our customers and more opportunities for our drivers. I am still very involved in customer service and the training and mentoring of our service team members to ensure that every driver and customer receives the personalized attention they have come to know when they contact the Centerline service center. If you have
specialized projects you would like to discuss, I am here to help!