The Leadership to Deliver Supply Chain Logistics
a Better Way

We are fortunate to employ some of the best and brightest engineers and supply chain strategic planning experts. We are led by our CARDIA values of Creativity, Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Achievement, as well as our passion for designing supply chain improvements that elevate performance and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Doug S. Shatto

Doug S. Shatto, PE


Doug oversees Velis, providing leadership and quality control to ensure project accuracy, timeliness and client satisfaction. 

Doug has more than 35 years of consulting experience, including 10 years at Velis’ parent organization Lochmueller Group and before that, 25 years growing a St. Louis-based engineering consulting firm where he served in multiple capacities including President. 


BS, Civil Engineering Auburn University

Christopher W. Beard

Christopher W. Beard, PE

Director of Supply Chain Engineering

Chris manages our Engineering team, providing optimization, simulation and data analytics solutions for our clients. Chris has over 17 years of engineering and analytics experience spanning the logistics, supply chain, and mobility planning industries.

Throughout his career, Chris has supported shippers, carriers and public agencies alike with identifying transportation and supply chain problems, and developing cost-effective and implementable solutions. Prior to joining Velis, Chris worked for Anheuser-Busch in Logistics at their North America Headquarters. His responsibilities included network planning, inventory strategy, and warehouse optimization.


MS, Transportation Systems Analysis & Planning (Civil Engineering), Northwestern University
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri

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