Aaron Tennant started Total Solutions, Inc. in January 2015. In addition to Aaron’s latest endeavors he has over twenty years of experience in the transportation industry. He is the former CEO of Tennant Truck Lines, Inc (TTL). While with TTL Aaron held virtually every position with the company and ultimately purchased it in 2009. During his time as the owner, he expanded the operations and services offerings of the company resulting in year after year double digit growth.
In August of 2015, Aaron decided to sell TTL so he could work on growing Total Solutions along with his other companies: Simplex Leasing, Inc., a trucking company he acquired in October 2014 with locations in Jamestown ND and the Quad Cities, asset leasing companies (P2 Leasing, Tennant Logistics and Centrux), Tennant Yard Management, a warehousing and shipment consolidation company, and most recently B&B Truck and Trailer Service in Rock Island, IL.
Aaron has been very active in the transportation industry having been an active member on several boards and committees to help better serve the industry including: Truckload Carriers Association, American Trucking Association, Machinery Haulers Association, Illinois Trucking Association, Iowa Motor Truck Association, and Trucking Profitability Strategies, University of Georgia.
Aaron is also well known in his community for his support of many local charitable organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, John Deere Classic, Trinity Health Foundation, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, and the Putnam Museum. He also is active member of the Young Presidents Organization and was a 2012 recipient of Leaders Under 40 in the Quad Cities.
Mark Hemphill joined Total Solutions in January, 2016. In his role as Controller, Mark oversees all accounting and financial reporting engagements for our clients. Prior to joining Total Solutions, Mark was Director – Revenue Accounting of CRST International, one of the nation’s leading transportation providers. Previous to CRST, Mark was Corporate Controller of Barjan LLC, a large national wholesaler. Mark began his accounting career with Arthur Andersen & Co, the world’s largest public accounting firm at the time.
In addition to traditional accounting, Mark is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, budgeting and forecasting, working capital management, lender/investor presentations and relationships, development and implementation of KPI’s and process improvement.
Mark is a trustee and secretary of the Pope Creek/Candor Cemetery Association, a member and former ruling elder of College Avenue Presbyterian Church, and a former classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement.
A graduate of Augustana College, Mark is a native of Aledo, Illinois and now resides in Grand Mound, Iowa with his wife Kim and their three dogs. Mark & Kim enjoy spending free time relaxing with family and friends, especially their two grandsons.
Ernie Saldivar helped to establish Total Solutions, Inc. in January 2015. In his role as Director of Operations Ernie oversees operations for Total Solutions. Ernie has over 16 years of experience working in the Consulting Service Industry. During this time he has served as an IT Director, Sales Director, Practice Manager, Business Analyst, System Network Architect, and Email Architect. Ernie has worked with Unites Airlines, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Electrical 134 Insurance Benefits, Klein Tools, Tennant Truck Lines, Keller Williams, and Simplex Leasing.
Ernie has extensive experience in Managing Customer relationships and ensuring that Customer’s Projects are brought in on time and on budget.
Prior to getting involved in the Consulting Services Industry, Ernie worked as a Global Project Manager leading three development teams in three different continents reporting to him at ABN-AMRO (at the time the 7th largest Bank in the world). His expertise for the bank was being brought into troubled projects to get them back on track.
Ernie grew up in Indiana where he graduated from Purdue University. Following graduation, he moved to Chicago and worked in IT Related jobs for over 20 years. Ernie moved to the Quad Cities in 2010, where he now resides.
Sarah graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with an Emphasis in Human Resource Management. She currently holds a PHR Certification (Profession in Human Resources Management) and will be working to receive her SHRM-SCP Certification (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) this coming year. Sarah is a current member of the Society for Human Resources Management and attends the annual Illinois State SHRM Conference along with other HR Conference and training courses to maintain her PHR Certification. Sarah has recently received her 2017 Illinois HR Compliance Certificate. Sarah has eight years of professional HR experience in several fields, including, medical, retail, transportation and manufacturing.
Sarah is currently the Human Resources Manager at Total Solutions. Sarah was born and raised in Moline, IL and currently resides in Davenport, IA.
Nora graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with an Emphasis in Organizational and Corporate Communication. Nora has volunteered for the Quad City Chamber of Commerce Membership Campaign as a Team Lead, has been active in the Skip-A-Long Child Services Gold Committee , Unity Point Health Cup Committee and the Full Service Community Schools Taskforce Committee at Earl Hanson Elementary School in Rock Island, IL . Nora coordinates the annual Total Solution’s Suite at the John Deere Classic, helping to raise money for the JDC foundation. Nora has eight years of professional experience in organizational communication, for both non-profit and profit organizations throughout the Quad Cities Area and is also a Yoga Instructor at Sol Yoga in Davenport, IA. Nora was born and raised in Moline, IL, where she currently resides.