President & CEO
Mr. Sodrel has served as the Founder, Owner, President & Chief Executive Officer of Renewable Transport since 2015. Mr. Sodrel is a highly decorated leader with 30 years of experience in the transportation industry across a variety of modes such as motor coach, transit, school buses, distribution, high value transit, pool point distribution, dedicated contracts, hazmat, mail, tankers, refrigerated and dry trucking. Before starting Renewable Transport, Mr. Sodrel was President & CEO of Sodrel Truck Lines, leading a large organization of over 800 employees with multiple regional facilities. In addition to being a seasoned Executive he also holds an active CDL license and has driven over 1 million miles over the road throughout his career.
Mr. Sodrel was born and raised in New Albany, IN. Growing up he exceled at Football and Power lifting. He was All-State in Football, and a 2-year State Champion Powerlifter, while placing 2nd in the US Nationals in Powerlifting. He held the HS state deadlift record for over 20 years at 565 lbs. In College, he received a Football scholarship to Butler, as he was apart of the Butler Conference Champion team in 1988-1989. In 2006, he started training for Commando Krav Maga and achieved level 8 instructor certification in 2017 in Israel, making him one of 20 in the world certified at level 8, with 800 instructors in the program worldwide. He also has a 4th degree belt in ITF Taekwondo. Mr. Sodrel has been married for 23 years with 4 daughters and he regularly attends church at Greenwood Christian.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sanchez has served as the Chief Financial Officer since May of 2016. He joined Renewable Transport from Eli Lilly & Co, where he served as a Financial Analyst in Global Manufacturing overseeing a $400 million budget in Global Supply Chain. He assisted Global Logistics on developing a centralized distribution model to achieve $75 million in savings over a three year period. During his time at Eli Lilly & Co he developed a deep level of expertise in process design through Six Sigma Greenbelt training. Assisted in multiple years as a part-time Recruiter for Lilly targeting college graduates in the Financial sector for the Thurgood Marshall Conference. Successfully led and streamlined business plan and Strategic Long Range plans through data modeling, forecasting, and process improvement. Served as Facilities Project Manager in Corporate HQ renovations project focusing on attracting and retaining top millennial talent in the workforce, reporting directly to the Board of Directors & CEO.
One of his biggest goals for 2019 is to obtain his CDL license so that he can get first hand experience what it is like to be a driver out on the road and have more appreciation for the hard work that drivers put in day after day.
Mr. Sanchez is originally from San Antonio, Texas and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Alcorn State University. During his time at ASU he was apart of the school's first and only SWAC Conference championship baseball team in 2011 along with making the Academic All-Conference team.
Mr. Sanchez regularly attends church at Emmanuel in Greenwood.