FHI Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Business Wire


Freight Handlers, Inc. (FHI), one of the country’s leading providers of warehouse, retail product handling and logistics services, promoted Ryan Wall to President and Chief Executive Officer and Tal Wall to Chief Financial Officer, and named Reid Durst Chief Operating Officer. Ryan Wall replaces Chuck Wall, Chairman and Founder, as CEO.

Ryan Wall, who was previously FHI’s President & COO, has overall executive and strategic responsibility for the leadership of FHI, including sales, market development, trading partner relations, planning and innovation.

“Ryan is ready and able to take the reins of FHI. He assembled an excellent team that has the experience, capability and drive to take advantage of industry opportunities and bring the company to the next level,” said Chuck Wall, Chairman, who will continue his work leading the company’s relationships with industry trade associations.

As COO, Reid Durst is responsible for the day-to-day operation of FHI covering customer service, IT and human resources.

“FHI’s reputation for focusing on customer service and delivering exceptional results are unsurpassed in the industry. I’m excited to join FHI and have the opportunity to work with a talented team of professionals and help them achieve their goals,” said Durst.

Ryan Wall said, “Reid brings a fresh perspective to our company both operationally and on the technology side. He’ll be a great asset to our team and help build an even stronger organization.”

As CFO, Tal Wall is responsible for the company’s financial operations, banking and external audit/tax relationships, as well as leading the accounting and administrative teams.

“I look forward to the opportunity my new role gives me to help ensure FHI’s future success by promoting sound financial decisions and implementing strategic initiatives that drive top and bottom line growth,” said Tal Wall.

Ryan Wall said, “You want a CFO that you can trust and has integrity beyond reproach. Tal’s ability to understand financial operations, his business acumen and his personality complements our team perfectly.”


Ryan Wall

Ryan Wall has worked for FHI since his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business with a degree in Business Management. He has held nearly every operational and administrative job at the company during the last 15 years. Ryan is active in Dr. John C. Maxwell’s EQUIP organization and has been the youngest speaker at the international leadership development program. He is also an active advocate of Place of Hope, a faith based foster care program in south Florida. Ryan and his wife Sara Grace live with their son in Raleigh, NC.

Reid Durst

Reid Durst is an operations executive with more than 24 years of experience and a unique background that combines several disciplines, including technology and operations management. Prior to joining FHI, Reid held executive and managerial level positions with Koch Industries, Disney and Williams Sonoma. His most recent position was Vice President of Supply Chain at Technicolor. Reid enjoys spending time with his family, boating, golfing and just about anything outside.

Tal Wall

Tal Wall joined FHI in 1994 as Controller and advanced through the positions of Vice President of Finance and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining FHI, Tal was controller at C.S. Henry Transfer, Inc., a regional trucking company in Eastern North Carolina. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a BA in Accounting and BS in Agriculture Economics, and resides in Knightdale, NC with his wife Yvette and three sons.

About FHI

FHI, based in Fuquay-Varina, NC, provides professional labor solutions for product handling services, retail services including Product replenishment/ merchandising, sets and planogram execution to the grocery, general merchandise and CPG industries. FHI provides logistics/transportation services for various leading companies. Established in 1991, FHI operates within more than 60 facilities, maintaining a service relationship with more than 300 vendors and carriers. The company has been recognized as one of the “Top 50” leading privately held companies in North Carolina 9 times since 1996. More information is available at www.freighthandlers.com.

Freight Handlers, Inc.
Ryan Wall, 919-552-3157
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Ronald Margulis, 908-272-3930


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