Leadership

Guiding our legacy

Burris Logistics Leadership

The Burris Logistics brand falls under the Burris Logistics overall enterprise and is led by John Hummel and an experienced Team of functional group leaders and operations Team Members within our facilities. Each functional group partners with their enterprise counterparts as part of a developing culture called ONEBURRIS. ONEBURRIS, is our way of maintaining individual brand identity with the support of our parent company and CEO Donnie Burris.

Our Leadership Team

John Hummel

President ‑ Distribution, E‑Commerce Fulfillment, Warehousing

John Hummel has served as our President – Custom Distribution since February 2019. He, also, leads our ONEBURRIS Sales and Business Development initiative. Prior to joining us, John served as an officer and President – Central and Southeast United States for United Natural Foods, Inc (NYSE: UNFI) from April of 2016 until his arrival at Burris.  He, also, served as UNFI’s Vice President of Distribution – Central US from May 2013 until his appointment to President.  Previously, John spent 24 years with Reinhart FoodService, a Reyes Holdings company, where his last role as Corporate Vice President of Operations (2005 – 2013) saw him lead a 30 distribution center food service network totaling more than $7B in annual sales to more than 37 states.  In a grassroots career, Mr. Hummel performed many roles at Reinhart, including warehouse selector, delivery driver, warehouse and transportation manager, as well as Director of Distribution for their largest facility in Milwaukee, WI.  He began his career with Walter’s Food Distributors, Inc., in 1987 and has held various leadership roles in other large scale food distribution organizations such as PepsiCo Food Systems / AmeriServe and Institution Food House, an Alex Lee Company.

Nick Falk

Senior VP of Business Development and Solution Design

Nick Falk is Burris Logistics’ Senior Vice President of Business Development and Solution Design. In this role, he leads the team responsible for creating Supply Chain Solutions for all four Burris business units. This team provides sales support by connecting our ONEBURRIS Business Development team and operations.

Nick joined Burris in January 2014. Before returning to Florida in his current role, he was the President of Burris Freight Management and Trinity Logistics, where he oversaw the growth of the business unit into a Top 20 non-asset 3PL through both organic and acquisition growth. Before this role, Nick was the General Manager of the Burris Custom distribution center in Orlando, FL. Nick arrived at Burris with eight years of progressive leadership experience from Target Corporation, including positions in Operations, Project Management, and Distribution Automation.

Nick lives in the suburbs of Orlando with his lovely wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his kids, playing as much golf as possible, and the Minnesota Vikings…In that order, he swears.

Steve Gibson

Senior VP of Operations

Sue Godsey

Director of Finance ‑ Distribution, E‑Commerce Fulfillment, Warehousing

Sue joined the Burris Custom team in December 2020 as the Finance Director. She provides business analytics and decision support, in addition to leading our budgeting and forecasting processes.  Sue has spent most of her career in the food industry, working for both manufacturers and distributors.  Most recently, she helped build a new Financial Planning and Analysis function for a large food distributor.

Sue specializes in helping business leaders by translating numbers and metrics into information they can use.

Lorien Lucas

Director Human Resources

Lorien Lucas is the HR Director and joined Burris in late August 2021. She is a results-focused leader who is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of the human resources function for the Burris Logistics site HR departments and is a resource to the Operations team. Lorien has over 15 years of HR experience and most recently worked in the food distribution industry as a Regional Human Resources Director, where she provided leadership and technical oversight to six regional distribution centers. Lorien has a passion for servant leadership and uses the principles to create a culture with clear vision and values.


Lorien is a Minnesota native, and loves to travel and spend time with her husband, five children, and granddaughter.

Bobby Bailey

VP of Marketing

Bobby joined the team in August of 2019 as the Vice President of Marketing tasked with supporting all Burris Logistics with branding and marketing execution. Bobby comes to us from the world of automotive marketing, specializing in providing managed digital services to dealerships in need of content, SEO, and social media. He was part of a newly formed team that grew from 40 employees to over 300 in 4 short years. Bobby’s experience includes event marketing for both consumer brands and in an agency setting. 

Bobby’s vision is for a unified experience at Burris Logistics while still fostering brand individuality. His team of professionals offer creative and marketing support to the four Burris brands and with internal departments such as human resources, recruiting, and IT.