Paul Bamber, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Bamber has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years, having started in freight forwarding before he attended the University of Calgary where he obtained a Bachelors of Commerce degree in 1990. Paul has spent the majority of his career in the forwarding industry focusing primarily on the movement of over dimensional, heavy lift cargoes all over the world. In his last position, Paul was Vice President, Global Operations at CH Robinson Project Logistics. Throughout his career in forwarding, Paul was heavily involved in the trucking portion of cargo throughout North America and other parts of the world and he worked with our president, Rob Miller, on many projects over those years. Paul’s main area of focus at Totran is contracts, corporate growth, finance and leading the processes and standards at Totran. Paul has always been driven to win and successfully complete complex transportation projects with a strong commitment to safety and high service standards and he looks forward to continuing that at Totran.
Rob Miller, Founder & President
Rob Miller entered the transportation industry as a North American truck driver when he was 19 years old, but his ability to understand the intricacies of the industry pushed him to leave the driver’s seat and pursue different avenues in the industry. After years in the transportation industry, Rob Miller had a vision to start a heavy-haul company based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada to fill a market he felt was untapped in the industry. In 2006, Totran was established, and with his guidance has grown into one of Western Canada’s largest trans-border heavy fleet of equipment. From a driver to sales representative and his current position as President of Totran, Rob has established a reputation for developing new and innovative ways to move heavy-haul and project cargo throughout North America. Rob Miller extends his passion for the industry to both his clients and employees by creating an environment where employees are encouraged to find their strengths and grow, and clients view Totran as a true extension of their own departments. The genuine excitement Rob shows when faced with a challenge when hauling over dimensional freight, and the feeling of success when it is safely completed, is a sentiment experienced throughout the company.
Scott Trousdale, Vice President & Director of Business Development
With Totran since its inception in 2006, Scott Trousdale has been essential in growing the company’s operations and sees Totran as an opportunity to realize the potential of a Calgary-based specialized trucking company as well as a way to grow both personally and professionally. Scott offers over 17 years of extensive in-field experience, starting as a driver and working his way through most operational positions in the industry. Driving Scott’s success is his shared enjoyment with clients as large projects are completed correctly, safely and on time. His hands-on background in the industry and firm belief in honesty and integrity has allowed Scott to build long-lasting relationships with Totran’s customers while relating to and solving the challenges faced by Totran’s employees. Scott’s belief in developing win-win situations for clients and Totran extends to his work-life balance. When not hard at work for Totran, Scott is with his family skiing, playing hockey, hiking or swinging a golf club.
A. Scott Hamilton, CPA, CA
Scott commenced his finance career by articling in Sydney, N.S. with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and received his Chartered Accountancy in 1993 after successfully passing the Uniform Final Exam on his first attempt. In 2003, Scott left Deloitte and began consulting to several former clients in addition to obtaining his own new clients for accounting, corporate and personal tax engagements. Over the next decade Scott fulfilled the CFO position for both private and public companies head quartered in Calgary. Now, as CFO of Totran, he looks forward to leading the Finance Team as Totran continues to grow.
Walt Raposo, Project Manager
With 20+ years of experience in the transportation industry, Walt Raposo has been recognized for his outstanding customer service. Joining Totran in 2007 because of his interest in the heavy-haul field and Totran’s welcoming corporate culture, Walt has provided Totran’s customers with honest service and employees with the tools they need to succeed. Walt’s interest in big trucks, big trailers and big cargo leads him to constantly seek out new methods to overcome the ever-changing hurdles of hauling oversized cargo. When not finding creative solutions for his clients, Walt can be seen riding his bike with family and friends.
Amanda MacDonald, Administrative & Compliance Manager
Amanda MacDonald joined the Totran team in 2008 working her way to the current role of Administrative & Compliance Manager. Totran places a priority on safety for every project, and Amanda ensures every step complies with provincial and federal legislative requirements along with Totran’s strict safety policies. Because of her dedication, Totran is able to stay at the forefront of industry safety standards and give customers the assurance that their cargo is with a company that truly cares. As the Administrative & Compliance Manager, Amanda is essential to the team in executing complex jobs safely and in a timely manner.
Steve Rendek, Vice President – USA
Steve Rendek brings over 30+ years of business experience to Totran , including 15 years in transportation and Logistics. From his tenure as President of Master Marketing and Distributing to his recent position as General Manager of C.H. Robinson Project Logistics, in Houston, Steve has worked diligently to provide passionate and professional transportation solutions for his customers across North America and throughout the world. In his new role, Steve will provide strategic leadership, account management and business development support for Totran in the US. When away from work, Steve and his family enjoy fishing, camping, outdoor cooking, sports and listening to music.