Company Leadership

William A. “Billy” Hartt, Chief Executive Officer
William A. Hartt joined Hartt Transportation Systems as a teenager, learning the basics of trucking from his dad and founder, Delmont E. Hartt. In June 1981, Billy began his full-time career as a Dispatcher.  Mr. Hartt’s quick wit, intuitive nature and tenacity provided him with the tools to move quickly through the ranks from Operations Manager to President in 1996.  During his tenure the company has grown ten-fold, added several terminals to include a state-of-the-art facility in Auburn, Maine, doubled our service territory and added a successful Brokerage Division.  However, William feels his biggest accomplishment is the team of Transportation Professionals he put together – “Team Hartt”.

Jeffrey T. Castonguay, President
Jeffrey joined Hartt Transportation Systems in August of 2000. In his 30-year transportation industry career, Jeff has served as Sales Manager, Director of International Operations, and Operations Manager for both TL and LTL companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Orono. Jeff is an active member of the industry and attends numerous seminars and training sessions on operational methods representing Hartt in the transportation industry.

Joanna S. Bradeen, Chief Financial Officer
Joanna joined Hartt Transportation Systems in June 1997.  Joanna has 27 years of financial management experience in the transportation industry, servings as Manager of Accounting, Controller and CFO for the past 15 years. She holds a BS in Business Administration (BSBA) and a Masters of Science in Business (MSB) from Husson College.  She has served her community as a director of the local chapter of the Institute for Management Accountants, a member of the Accounting Advisory Board at Husson College, past President of Tuesday Forum, “Coach”/Director to Camp Aspirations, and member of the National Accounting and Finance Council of the ATA.

Ricky Hughes, Director of Sales
Ricky Hughes joined Hartt Transportation Systems in 2004. He began his career at Hartt in the dispatch office. Over the years, he has also worked in customer service, maintenance and brokerage. He served as Brokerage Manager then moved over to sales, eventually taking the role of Director of Sales. Ricky spends most of his time on the road, engaging and supporting Hartt’s customers. He is a firm believer in the motto “Take care of our customers or someone else will.”

Todd M. Cotier, Director of Maintenance
Todd M. Cotier has been with Hartt Transportation Systems since March of 1982. He began as a general mechanic, rising through the ranks of Shop Foreman and Maintenance Manager to his present position of Director of Maintenance. Todd is an active member of many national and local organizations including the ATA – Technology & Maintenance Council, and the Advisory Committee for Eastern Maine Technical College, Maine Motor Transport Association Technician Skills Competition Committee. He has served on many fleet advisory committees for truck manufactures & truck component manufactures He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the ATA’s TMC

David A. Smiley, Director of Safety
David joined Hartt Transportation Systems in July of 2012. He has been involved in the commercial vehicle and trucking industries since his teenage years – as a driver, equipment operator, owner-operator, service manager, truck sales, safety & HR Director, and Regional Manager. He has logged over 830,000 accident-free miles and has delivered safety and compliance training to hundreds of commercial drivers during his career. He holds safety certifications from ATA, MMTA, NATME and is a certified Maine Crisis Intervention Counselor and an instructor for The Maine Defensive Driving Program. He graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in May of 1986 and was commissioned with the police departments of Dover-Foxcroft, ME, and Greenville, ME and is currently a Patrol Deputy with Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. He has been a Mason and Shriner since 1972 and has worked with several fundraising events for these organizations.

Robert L. Canney, Director of Human Resources 
Robert joined Hartt Transportation Systems in July of 2015. Bob began his career in Human Resources while serving in the Marine Corps. Bob has been a Human Resources Leader in big box retail and manufacturing industries before coming to Hartt Transportation. He holds a BA in Business Management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and is currently working towards a Master’s in Business Administration at Husson University. Bob is an active member in both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars service organizations, as well as the local Society for Human Resources (SHRM) chapters.