The Waccamaw Team

Management

Craig Morehead

As Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development for Waccamaw, Craig has successfully managed this vital part of our business since 1996. Within the petroleum industry, Craig has earned the utmost respect from his peers due to his long-time commitment and personal achievements. While in high school, Craig was already working in the family business at Morehead Oil Company in Newberry, SC. This family business was founded by Craig’s maternal grandfather in 1922. He made customer deliveries driving a short truck while also performing various duties related to their bulk plant activities.

While attending The Citadel, Craig played varsity football for the Bulldogs along with being an officer in the corps of cadets. After graduating from The Citadel with a BS in Business Administration, he married Trudy, and returned to work with the family petroleum business on a full-time basis.

Craig became very active in the SC Petroleum Marketers Association serving as President in 1989. Soon afterwards, he was approached and hired as Executive Director to manage the Association’s business activities. In 1993, Craig was hired as Executive Director of the NC Petroleum Marketers Association replacing the retiring Don Ward who served the association for forty-three years. Craig held this position until 1996 when he accepted an opportunity to become Director of Sales for Waccamaw Transport.

Craig enjoys attending sporting events with his family and friends. He is active within his church and is still trying to find time to complete some of his long standing “home projects.” Being a proud “granddaddy” also brings him much joy.

Jonathan Darden

Jonathan was first hired as a driver by Waccamaw in 2006, later he served admirably in a dispatch role, then, with continuing excellent performance, he was promoted to Dispatch Manager, and in 2013, he was promoted again into the Sales, Marketing, & Business Development group. In 2015 he became Director of Operations and Safety Manager.

After completing his schooling in Johnston County, Jonathan developed a desire to apply his talents towards future administrative duties and attended Wayne Community College. He became a truck owner/operator for approximately ten years hauling various types of cargo throughout the U.S. east coast region.  His next subsequent business venture was the role of General Sales Manager with a local automobile dealership firm that lasted three years.

Jonathan is very active in events with his church, and has a special affinity for their Awanas program; which is youth teaching with an orientation towards making lessons both fun and informative.  Additional interests include hunting, fishing, and attending and supporting his children at sports events.  Jonathan has an exceptional demeanor well suited to handling the rigors his job often entails.  He is highly respected by customers and employees alike.

Michael Mason

As Director of Safety & Human Resources since 2003, and under his direct leadership, Michael meticulously helped create and implement effective programs that revitalized our entire safety culture from the senior management level down.  The ensuing successes of his efforts enabled Waccamaw to be recognized for numerous industry safety awards in recent years.  Michael’s professional achievements include the special designation of Certified Director of Safety, through the North American Transportation Management Institute.  This is a very selective distinction from a highly reputable organization committed to improving highway safety.

Michael is an active member of the North Carolina Trucking Association – Safety Management Council, and the North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketer’s Association.

 

Administrative

Debbie Braswell

Debbie began working with Waccamaw in 2004.

She also administers freight invoicing and driver payroll activity and makes certain all delivery documents are quickly retrieved from our drivers in order to achieve this important objective in an expeditious manner.

Debbie sings as an Alto in the church choir.

She is enthusiastic with church fund raising efforts.

Debbie takes pleasure in nurturing flowers, and enjoys trips to the mountains & beaches of North Carolina.

 

 

Kris Hill

Kris’ career with Waccamaw began in the year 2000.

Throughout this time, she has been highly instrumental in ensuring that all customer freight invoicing activities are handled promptly and accurately.

In addition to these responsibilities, Kris also processes driver payroll activity, as well as handling accounts payable and receivable.  She is a long-time resident of Meadow, NC located in Johnston County.

Kris is a passionate collector of vintage antiques, loves animals, family time, attends estate auctions, and she enjoys listening to country music at every opportunity. She loves hanging out poolside and at the beach.

 

 

Kris Wiggins

Kris’ employment with Waccamaw dates back to 2008.

She arrives early each morning to immediately review, validate, and distribute delivery documents to our customers in a timely manner.

Kris also serves as our technology communications liaison to ensure we maintain an uninterrupted flow of information between the onboard truck computers and the Dispatch group.

Now living in Meadow, NC, Kris is originally from Alabama.

As a staunch Crimson Tide football fan, she also enjoys the beach, especially when four-wheeling, gardening & flowering, attending live rock concerts, and spending time with family.

Sales and Marketing

Jamie Jones

Jamie joined the Waccamaw Sales & Marketing Team in March 2013, already possessing excellent qualifications. In his prior professional endeavor, he served as District Sales Manager for Cooper Kenworth, a major truck dealership in Raleigh, NC. A quick and eager learner, Jamie conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. Through personal persistence, he has acquired comprehensive knowledge of the various and complex industries served by Waccamaw. With approximately 15 years of diversified sales experience, Jamie’s value is widely recognized and appreciated by both our customers and fellow employees.

After attending UNC-Wilmington, Jamie later played minor league ball within the Atlanta Braves organization. He lives in Clayton with his wife and three children, and is an ardent golfer.

 

Dispatch

Josh Breitenbach

Josh Breitenbach, our Dispatch Manager, was hired by Waccamaw in October 2013. Josh has a very diverse background within the petroleum industry dating back to 2008, where he first served as Terminal Manager with Piedmont Transport, and later in a similar role with Petroleum Transport Company.

His prior experience and contributions were quickly made apparent. Josh has excellent planning and communication skills, and both customers and our employees benefit greatly from his strong leadership qualities as lead person for our Dispatch Team.

Josh resides in Smithfield, NC with his wife Chesley. Together, they are members of the Duplin Winery Heritage Club, and they enjoy frequent excursions to Wilmington, NC for the local history and arts. In addition, Josh is an avid soccer player with the Triangle Adult Soccer League in Raleigh, NC.

Nick Crocker

Nick was hired by Waccamaw in the fall of 2011 as a dispatcher.  His prior work experience consisted of performing various customer service roles with agricultural and paint supply companies in eastern North Carolina.  Nick displays a natural exuberance for his job and he has made impressive strides towards learning the numerous complexities that exist within the petroleum and transportation industries.   He has adapted very well and always strives to accommodate and satisfy our customers at every opportunity.

Nick’s high energy level can also be found in his extracurricular activities which involves a lot of sports.  He participates as often as possible, and he is a passionate follower of Duke Basketball.

On this subject, Nick is quick to offer his opinions and predictions on upcoming games.  Nick resides in neighboring Wayne County.

Terry Benhoff

Terry began working with Waccamaw in August 2012. A nearby resident of Selma, NC with her husband Rhett, she has 20 years of customer service experience in operating and manufacturing environments. Her valuable skills and expertise were quickly evident as she absorbed the complexities of the petroleum industry and our bulk handling operations.

Among her many positive attributes, Terry manages details very well. While accomplishing this ongoing task, she is unrelenting in her desire to provide the highest level of customer service possible. Terry adopted the responsibilities of night dispatcher in 2014, which include creating a smooth transition between daytime dispatch shifts, addressing driver issues during overnight hours, and maintaining 24-hour contact with store owners and customers. As such she has become an integral and trustworthy ally to those inside and outside of Waccamaw.

When off-duty, Terry is equally enthusiastic as a volunteer for the USO, including offering her service and time to shuttle military personnel from the RDU International Airport to statewide military bases. As a mother of a soldier, Terry also engages in various other support activities such as providing CARE packages to overseas personnel. During holidays, she opens her home to military individuals who are unable to travel and be with their own families. Terry is proud to point out her all-time high attendance of 50 people, a record she is determined to exceed.

David Lentz

David is a proud husband and father to a beautiful little girl,

and has been working

with Waccamaw since 2012.

He is an avid follower of football at East Carolina University,

where he majored in business. He also

managed a trucking firm for 12 years.

When he is not hard at work in the dispatch office, David enjoys grilling out.

He also spends much of his off-time working on his farm.

 

Deric Phillips

Deric is an ECU alumnus with customer service

experience in internet troubleshooting and with various small companies.

He began working at Waccamaw in 2010 as a night dispatcher, and eventually

worked his way into the day shift position.

Deric is happily married

and the proud father of a baby boy. Most of his time away from work is

spent figuring out how to raise a small

child, learning how to cook, and trying to catch the

occasional movie with his wife.

Maintenance

Randy Wood

Randy was hired in 1989 as the Maintenance Manager for Waccamaw and has since provided more than 20 years of exceptional service.  Everyone who interacts with Randy is quick to share tales of his impressive mechanical skills.  Whether the need is for routine equipment maintenance, rebuilding engines, or painting one of our trucks, his work is always of the highest possible quality.  Additionally, Randy’s ability to improvise under pressure is truly amazing, and he is an expert at making complicated machines out of ordinary things quickly.

Randy takes great pleasure in working with his church whether it is remodeling homes for the needy or cleaning up communities.  Along with his family, they often spend time traveling to the mountains or Lake Jordan camping and boating.  Randy also enjoys rebuilding automobiles.

 

 

Keith Whitman

Keith joined our Maintenance Department in August 1994.  Prior to his arrival, he entered into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and later in the state of Washington.  He remained active militarily with the National Guard until 1993.  In addition to providing outstanding work at Waccamaw, Keith has been a part-time police officer since 1991 in the local community.

During his spare time, Keith and his family enjoy camping, boating, and like many other fellow southerners, he closely follows NASCAR racing.