Gary Gieser, Executive Director of the Transportation Club of Tacoma, was honored at the May Luncheon of the Transportation Club of Seattle as the Transportation Professional of the Year for his ongoing contribution and dedication to the Transportation Industry. Gary has been in the Industry for 45 years. He is currently the V.P. of Sales and Marketing for MacMillan-Piper.
Gary earned his BS from The Ohio State University and went on to do his masters work in Transportation at The University of Tennessee. He then went into the service as an Officer in The Transportation Corp of the US Army serving in Virginia and Korea. Upon his return to the US, he went to work for Sea-Land Service, Inc. and went back to Asia for five years, working in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan. When he returned to the US, he spent time in various locations ending up in Dallas, TX as Director of Administration and Director of Customer Service. He also was President of the Transportation Club of Dallas.
Gary left Sea-Land in 1995 and worked for a transportation technology company, Highway Master, for four years. After his wife, Lorrie, presented him with triplet girls, they moved to the PNW to be closer to her large family. He went to work for MacMillan-Piper, Inc. as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and he has been there for 10 years.
Gary was President of The Transportation Club of Seattle (2004) and Tacoma (2005) and is presently in his seventh year as the Executive Director of The Transportation Club of Tacoma, a 400+ Member strong transportation club in the South Sound area. He is also a member of the Tacoma Community College Business Advisory Committee and on the Board of Advisors of the Agricultural Transportation Coalition. Gary and his family attend Faith Covenant Church of Sumner and when he can find time, he does like to garden, play golf, cook and relax with his family.