Company Leadership


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, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Joanna joined Hartt Transportation Systems in June 1997.  Joanna has 30+ years of financial management experience in the transportation industry, servings as Manager of Accounting, Controller and CFO for the past 30 years. She holds a BS in Business Administration (BSBA) and a Master’s of Science in Business (MSB) from Husson University.  She has served her community and industry as director of the Institute for Management Accountants – Bangor Chapter, past member of the Accounting Advisory Board at Husson University, past President of Tuesday Forum, member of the National Accounting and Finance Council of the ATA, Vice President of Truck Insurance LTD, Corporator of Machias Savings Bank and Customer Advisory Board for WEX, Inc and Transflo.

Ricky Hughes, Vice President 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.”

Chad Lutick, Vice President of Operations
Chad joined Hartt Transportation Systems in 2009. He started as a Fleet Manager in our Auburn office and since has moved around operations as a planner, on-site customer service rep, and a as a broker. In 2011 he accepted the position of Terminal Manager and moved north to the head office in Bangor. In 2015 Chad was promoted to Operations Manager and in 2018 he was named Director of Operations for the company. He works closely with the sales department to try to expand all opportunities and with the Terminal Managers to constantly push efficiencies. Chad strongly promotes an open line of communication throughout all departments and especially with Hartt’s drivers. He pushes to make sure that all of Hartt’s drivers experience the great family atmosphere that Hartt has maintained since day one.

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.

Scott A. Welch, Director of Human Resources
Scott joined the Hartt team in August of 2018 and brings a diverse background related to the human resources discipline. Starting out in law enforcement, to include establishing the first School Resource Officer position in the Town of Orono, Scott transitioned to the private sector providing HR services for Georgia-Pacific and Penn National Gaming. Along with his twenty years of HR experience, Scott holds an AS in Legal Technology, a BS in Business Administration and MBA, all from the University of Maine. His Board assignments include the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation and  Board Secretary for Community Care. He has been a Mason  and Shriner since 1988.