With Texas origins, William R. “Bill” Cortez began his transportation career in San Antonio, Texas eventually settling in Georgia in 1981. Georgia, being a major hub for transportation, offering rail, over the road transport, a major airport and ocean port access afforded Bill the opportunity to use his 40+ years of industry experience to cultivate his vision that would eventually become CorTrans Logistics.
In 1999 Bill founded CorTrans Logistics, LLC. This meant assembling a cohesive team of experienced individuals who took the art of listening to a new level. He applied his skills and knowledge to build a company that values the relationship between employees, shippers, and partner carriers equally.
He knew customers understood what they needed, carriers knew what they could provide, but communicating the details took more than a good ear and knowledge of the industry. Bill provided the blueprint to merge those two concepts into one mission to provide outstanding service. In doing that, Bill created a company that gives our customers a “one-stop shop” with tailor-made plans for their transportation and logistics needs.
Since its inception, CorTrans has been a privately held Hispanic family owned company. More recently CorTrans received the distinction of becoming a Hispanic Woman Owned Company, as Gloria V. Cortez, became majority owner and CEO.
Bill and Gloria’s only daughter Mariscela came on board in 2009 and currently holds the title of CAO. Mariscela will carry on the family tradition at the helm of CorTrans as a second-generation CEO in the near future.
Twenty-two years later, we still follow our founders’ vision by listening to our customers and finding the right solution for their transportation needs.