Matt Van Gelder CEO & Co-Founder
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I’ve been exposed to the car transport industry basically my whole life. My parents founded a car transport company when I was about 5 years old. They then slowly grew their company to around 20 or so car haulers. So as you can imagine, a great deal of my childhood was spent in the industry. My childhood was divided between the office, truck shop, and passenger seat of a car carrier going across the country. When I was old enough I started working in the family business, actually performing all of the jobs that I had watched my entire life. From performing preventative maintenance to dispatching and customer service to driving the 10 car carrier across the country, I’ve done it all.
Then in early 2009, the opportunity presented itself to actually start my own company and that was the birth of Executive Auto Shippers. Drawing from a lifetimes worth of car transport experience, I set out to create an auto shipping brokerage that would be different than the ones I had worked with for decades. Having the experiences of being a driver, car transport equipment owner, and broker gave me the insight to create a company that is conscious of our customer’s needs as well as the needs of our carriers. While EAS has definitive corporate guiding principles that ensure we are always working as a representative of our customer, we also are able to balance that with the needs of our carriers. In my opinion, this leads to a higher quality of service for our customers.