About Us

Our Team

The WJW management team is flexible in its approach, but unwavering in its commitment. Our company is invested in providing great service to customers and great careers to our Associates.

R. Kyle Fresh

R. Kyle Fresh

Partner & President

Kyle grew up in Cincinnati, OH and maintains the Midwest work ethic and family values that Buckeyes are known to possess.  He graduated from Boston University with a degree in economics.  While at BU, Kyle was an All American soccer player, member of ROTC and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

Upon graduation he entered active duty in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, holding several leadership positions and being selected for promotion to Captain.  After leaving active duty, Mr. Fresh joined GATX Logistics where he met one of his future business partners, David Misiuta.  They formed KDF Management in 2002 before selling it to WJW Associates, LTD, owned by Griff Williams and Al Morgan at the time.  Kyle and Dave took full ownership of WJW in 2010 with the addition of Dianne Engelhardt to the ownership group.  The trio bought the remaining shares held by Mr. Williams and Mr. Morgan.  

Mr. Fresh is active in his community as a volunteer at his church and active in his soccer club.  He is also a foster parent and a foster parent mentor for Kids First Florida and supports other charitable groups that have an emphasis on helping women and children. 

David Misiuta, In Memoriam

David Misiuta, In Memoriam

3/23/1964 – 6/9/2015

David Misiuta was a founding member of KDF Management with Kyle Fresh.  KDF would eventually become part of WJW Associates, LTD as part of a structured transition for Dave and Kyle to take ownership of the company along with Dianne Engelhardt.  David was a passionate leader that cared deeply about WJW and his family.  His leadership fashioned the safety first culture WJW maintains today. 

David was passionate about business and his family.  His original partnership with Kyle in KDF Management was the result of a trust, friendship, shared values and general love of life the two shared for over a decade working together.  The qualities that made him successful and willing to form a new company were also the same ones that led the growth of WJW over the last 10 years .  David’s influence will continue to be felt by the WJW family and the company will always be a better place as a result. 

Dianne Engelhardt

Dianne Engelhardt

Partner & Vice-President HR

Dianne M. Engelhardt, Partner & VP of HR and Business Administration-Dianne grew up in a village east of Syracuse known as Minoa, NY and is the youngest of 6 children.  She graduated with Presidential honors from Central City Business Institute with a degree in management and accounting. 

Dianne previously worked for a large photo finishing company in the Syracuse area in the accounting department.   She started with WJW in 1999 keeping track of driver logs and trip sheets, in the next few years Dianne took interest in the accounting department and soon became office manager.  In 2010 Dianne became a partner of WJW with Mr. Fresh and Mr. Misiuta.  She is a member of the American Association of Notaries and SHRM.

Dianne enjoys spending time with her husband at their home in Florida but still resides in New York. 

John Woeppel

John Woeppel

Vice-President Operations

John is a New York native and graduate of the State University of NY Oswego. He began his career in 1977 as a management trainee with Roadway Express in Syracuse, NY. Throughout his 13+ year career with Roadway he held operation positions in Buffalo, NY, sales positions in Syracuse, NY and Canton, OH and the responsibilities of terminal manager in Alliance, OH and Utica, NY.

In 1989 he and a partner founded Aqua Java, a water and coffee distributor. In 1997 John entered into a joint venture with John Wheeler, another Syracuse entrepreneur, and purchased land blessed with three natural springs. Aqua Java thus became Aqua Valley Springs. With a newly constructed bottling plant, Aqua Valley Springs became one of the largest suppliers of natural spring water in the state of New York.

In 2008 John sold his shared of Aqua Valley Springs and joined WJW Associates. His initial role in Business Development led him to become the Syracuse Terminal manage in 2010. In 2013 his role expanded and he became the Northeast Regional Manager. His successes in this role led to his promotion to Vice President of Operations in 2015.

John's experience and leadership have contributed significantly to the success of WJW. He is also active in the local community where he volunteers each Thursday to provide "Meals on Wheels" in downtown Syracuse. John also enjoys spending time golfing and enjoying the company of his family and friends.

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