Your Team

Meet the people of Suddath® who coordinate your moves, manage the flow of your products and work on-site to help your organization grow. Our relocation specialists, moving consultants and strategic advisors are experts in their fields, chosen not just for their training and qualifications but for qualities that fit our culture: putting you first, supporting each other and the community and having an attitude of customer service.

Relationship Management



Blythe Cessac

Global Account Manager, Global Moving Services

Building trusting relationships has always been one of Blythe’s strongest and most valuable attributes. As a Global Account Manager, she creates partnerships that support customer global mobility and relocation programs. Prior to joining Suddath in 2012, Blythe worked in account management for diverse organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.
 
Originally from Houston, Blythe graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. When she’s not traveling for work to visit customers, Blythe expresses her personal love of travel by exploring the world.
 


Household Relocation Specialists



Teresa “Tere” Bayot

International Relocation Counselor, Global Moving Services

Whether it’s moving a crystal trophy collection for an Australian pro golfer or household goods for a nuclear physicist, Tere knows international relocation. With more than 18 years’ experience as an international relocation counselor, she handles all aspects of a customer’s inbound move to the U.S.
 
Tere enjoys giving support and guidance to corporate employees and their families during the global move process. This support can range from administrating policy benefits to home sale or leases and expense processing. When she’s not coordinating the details of an international move, Tere stays active with her son and daughter in the Girl Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America.



Theresa Brown
Move Coordinator, Network Operations – Charlotte

As the single point of contact for relocation customers, Theresa Brown has a demanding yet rewarding job. From start to finish, all coordination of a customer’s move is on the shoulders of moving consultants like her. With excellent communication and planning skills, Theresa seamlessly connects all the dots to make moving less stressful.

In 2016, Theresa won the prestigious “Heart of Quality” award from UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, of which Suddath is the largest agent. This award recognizes superior customer service through customer survey scores. Theresa is one of six Suddath Move Coordinators to obtain this prestigious award in the past ten years.



John Brooks
Move Coordinator, Government Services

From Thailand to Texas, John handles international shipping for military officials, ambassadors and embassy workers. Sometimes juggling 100 shipments a day, he loves the challenging, fast-paced environment of managing an international military move from start to finish, including working with overseas agents and ports of call.

While John’s job spans the globe, his hobby remains close to home. John co-hosts a sports podcast on his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars. He is always eager to go the extra mile for customers and gives them the same “play-by-play” on their international relocations.



Amanda Childress
Strategic Account Manager, Government Services

Amanda knows firsthand what it’s like to move while a spouse serves in the military. As a Navy wife, she’s moved several times around the country, and today finds joy helping our service members and families during their own relocations. With care and compassion, Amanda makes sure every customer receives excellent service at every level of their move.

Since joining Suddath in 2007, Amanda worked her way up from Move Coordinator to her current role in the customer service department. She’s proud to deliver superior customer service to ranks from privates to generals in all branches of military service

 

Global Logistics



Tom Ruede
Vice President of Sales

Tom is a 20-year proven sales leader in logistics, transportation and supply chain management with a focus on the development of processes and planning for Suddath customers. Tom provides our clients with customized services which include solutions for international logistics management, international freight forwarding, domestic transportation, warehousing, distribution and fulfillment for the following industries: retail, restaurant, hi-tech, FDA / food grade and CPG and medical. Tom is passionate about helping our customers and prospects solve their supply chain challenges, and will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Prior to joining Suddath, Tom held various industry positions in the years following his graduation from Marist College with a bachelor’s degree in Business. In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, running and coaching youth lacrosse.



Mike Hansen
Senior Vice President, Event Logistics

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in the relocation and transportation industry. In his leadership role, he is responsible for building an asset-owned fleet to serve Suddath customers.

Realizing that existing Suddath customers had a need for event logistics support, Mike helped refine the transportation fleet to include special equipment for trade shows and events. This includes managing highly specialized, customer-branded trucks and trailers for events, exhibits and demos.

Prior to this position, Mike served as Vice President and General Manager of the Suddath Milwaukee location. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.



Bob Fruchterman
Senior Vice President, International Logistics

With more than 35 years’ experience in the international transportation and logistics industry, Bob has managed everything from large U.S. government-financed projects in the former Soviet Union to shipping equipment and supplies to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In his role, Bob is responsible for all international transportation and logistics handled by Suddath including import, export, ocean and air.

Bob also specializes in managing commercial projects in the energy, mining and construction fields around the world. He graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in economics.



Dave Bucklin
Vice President of Sales, Contract Logistics

Dave has over 30 years of expertise in the supply chain industry which has made him an expert at understanding a client’s core business needs. David is an industry veteran and has been instrumental in finding supply chain solutions for his clients. In his role, David oversees all of the business development for our Contract Logistics division and develops and executes strategies to fulfill the demands of the supply chain industry. 
  
Suddath Global Logistics has a vision for the future of supply chain logistics and Dave is set on achieving this vision.  Suddath Global Logistics’ suite of services affords Dave the ability to offer customized “end to end” supply chain solutions to any industry. Dave holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois. In his spare time, Dave enjoys his home life which includes four children and four grandchildren. He also is a SCUBA diver and is an avid underwater photographer.
 

Workplace Solutions



Steve Allen
Operations Manager

With more than 20 years’ experience in the workplace industry, Steve has extensive knowledge of the process of managing large-scale commercial moves.

Similar to a coordinator for a residential move, a commercial relocation project manager like Steve handles all aspects of customer service and delivery for a business, institution or medical facility. Moving one desk may be easy enough, but moving 400 desks requires comprehensive planning, management and skill—especially when striving to ensure little or no downtime during the transition.

Steve expertly manages teams of movers to make sure that each relocated employee can be up and running at his or her new desk or office the next day.



Adrienne Mercado
Program Manager

Adrienne serves as an embedded Suddath employee for one of its largest move, add, change (MAC) customers. As Program Manager, she manages the furniture and relocation program for five campus buildings, including a one-million-square-foot contact lens manufacturing plant. Numerous continually changing space requirements demand this type of on-site management which Adrienne is happy to provide.

A decorated U.S. Air Force veteran, Adrienne is skilled in helping companies maximize efficiencies through effective space planning. She is an International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)-certified mover who received her associate degree in engineering and a B.S. in communication from the University of North Florida.



Susan Davies, IIDA, LEED AP
Director of Strategy and Sales, Suddath Office Furniture

With more than 15 years in the commercial furniture industry both in the U.S. and abroad, Susan is passionate about helping customers find the right solutions for their workplace. As Director of Strategy and Sales for Suddath Office Furniture, she’s responsible for providing customers with comprehensive contract furniture and relocation solutions.
 
Susan is currently growing the remanufactured furniture options that Suddath offers to build a full-service dealership bringing turn-key, system-wide solutions to commercial customers. She has 25 years of design industry experience and is uniquely qualified to offer creative solutions for the build environment that solve both aesthetic and organizational challenges.

A LEED Accredited Professional, Susan received two U.S. Green Building Council awards for Innovation in Major Construction and Innovation in Commercial Interiors. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in interior design.

 
 

Network Operations



Benjamin Moseley
Gatekeeper

Ben serves as the gatekeeper for the Suddath Atlanta warehouse location. Like an air traffic controller, he directs all the items coming into or out of the warehouse with precision and skill. In his role, Ben makes sure delivery schedules run smoothly and all items are all labeled and stored in the right place within a 176,000-square-foot warehouse.

Ben likes to think of the warehouse as a chess board—where every item in storage needs to be placed correctly to maximize efficiency and space. He loves the fact that no two days are the same, thanks to ever-changing inventory and the overall nature of the business. Ben attended the University of Georgia. Since then his experience has included a variety of positions in the moving industry.



Brian Trenholm
Operations Analyst

Moving everything from Picassos to pianos, Brian has spent his entire 30+ year career in the moving industry. As Operations Analyst for Network Operations, he’s one of the leaders in charge of implementing HighJump, the company’s new enterprise-wide Tier 1 warehouse management system (WMS). His problem-solving skills let him provide the best solutions for intricate warehousing needs with extensive technology requirements across all of our locations. One of Brian’s key functions is developing inventory and storage procedures to maximize efficiency and visibility within the Suddath warehouse network system.

An avid fisherman and hunter, Brian lives in Minnesota, but he relishes every chance he gets to work in the warehouses of sunny Florida.

 

Drivers



Michael Morrissey
Long-Distance Driver/Van Operator, Network Operations

Award-winning van operator Mike Morrissey estimates driving over two million miles in his 30-year career, with his longest move spanning from Key West to Seattle. As a conscientious business owner, Mike ensures customers are always happy and their belongings are transported safely down the street or across the country.

Based in Orlando, Mike is on the road more than 250 days a year. Sacrificing precious time away from family, a van operator’s job is challenging yet gratifying. Mike feels that taking care of customers is the most rewarding part of his job. With the belief that van operators are the lifeblood of the moving business, he feels the consistency and exceptional customer service he provides really makes a difference.



Tim Benson
Long-Distance Driver/Van Operator, Network Operations

Tim relishes the time he can trade in his 18 wheels for two. As a Harley owner, the 30-year veteran van operator knows a thing or two about the open road. Nicknamed “Timbo,” Tim listens to country music or Motown to make the time (and miles) pass quickly. He estimates driving more than two million miles in his extensive career and says that helping people move across country and begin their new lives makes it all worth it. His calm demeanor and attention to detail have won him numerous awards for Suddath Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year.