Our Team

Tom Lopez
Managing Partner

For nearly two decades in the transportation business, Tom Lopez has built a solid reputation for being 100% committed to customer satisfaction. A UCLA graduate, Tom applied his degree in Economics and International Area Studies to build a career in sales and contract negotiation. Clients include top brands from the lifestyle, fashion, and manufacturing markets. Tom brings his expertise in LTL, cross-border transportation between US and Canada, Intermodal, and FTL. Tom’s goal is to build a company with unprecedented service by exceeding customer expectations. As Managing Partner of MAV, there is no doubt Tom will reach that goal.

e: tom.lopez@mavtransport.com

Shelly Duffy
Managing Partner

A Southern California native, Shelly Duffy studied Global Logistics at California State Long Beach. Her roots are in the transportation industry, as her family owned and operated multiple trucking and warehouse businesses. Shelly's career has soared ever since, holding management positions at several well known transportation companies. Her expertise in rates, pricing, claims, compliance, administration and operations make Shelly a perfect fit for the MAV executive team. Her high energy and commitment to excellence demonstrate her dedication to exceed customer expectations daily. As managing partner of MAV, and with a lifetime of industry knowledge, she's hit the ground running.

e: shelly.duffy@mavtransport.com

John Wheeler
Managing Partner

As the Canadian partner to MAV, John Wheeler has been in the transportation industry for 33 years. Using his ability to think outside the box, John created highly effective LTL 3 PL purchasing tariffs, as well as ISO Quality Plans. His hard work and dedication to the trade, as well as to all new customers, will help ensure that long term relationships are made. Additionally, John's operational management handles all functions related to WMS and TMS. John brings an exceptional track record to MAV.

e: jqwheeler@mavtransport.com

Perla Garcia

Customer Service

Perla brings 14 years of experience in the logistics business as a bilingual customer service representative. She interacts daily with customers to fulfill their shipping needs, and uses her knowledge to coordinate dispatch so freight arrives at destinations on schedule. As a key account specialist Perla creates long-term professional relationships, and is an integral part of the MAV team.



Jaime Viles

Customer Service 

Jaime brings to MAV 18 years in the transportation industry.  Starting in Customer Service and PARS she moved into a decade long role in Sales Administration and Accounting.  Her five years in Billing rounds out a perfect skill set to augment the MAV team, where her collective acumen will grow the quality of MAV's service on any level. 

e: jaime.viles@mavtransport.com

Erin Peterson

Customer Service

Erin has worked in the transportation business for over 17 years. She started her career as an accounts receivable and collections representative and worked in the Customer Service department for over 14 years. Erin is an integral part of MAV’s team by working with customers to determine and facilitate effective solutions to their transportation needs.


Guillermo Ramirez


With over 15 years of transportation and warehousing experience, Guillermo started working in customer service for a Mexico based shipping company. Lending his bilingual skills, he helped the company grow into US and Canadian operations. His proficiency in operations and dispatch, make Guillermo a central member to the MAV team.

e: rates@mavtransport.com

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Andy Faulkes


Andy brings a solid 19 years' worth of transportation experience in the trucking and warehousing industry with her to MAV.  After working her way up the ladder at her family's freight business, she jumped into a sales role at the 6th largest public traded transportation companies in North America.  As an account executive her background includes expertise in 3PL and Warehouse Management Systems.

e: andy.faulkes@mavtransport.com

Ulises Iglesias


Ulises adds value to the MAV team in a multi-faceted role.  His five years of experience in 3PL warehousing and labor include: quality control, inventory storage, receiving, inspecting and handling.  Ulises works hand in hand with customer service and operations to provide a seamless experience for cross-borderfreight customers.

e: ulises.iglesias@mavtransport.com