Category: Executive Profiles

Perry Mandera and His Success With Custom Co Inc.

For over 30 years, The Custom Companies Inc., has evolved into a leading corporation in their respective industry. Founded and owned by Perry Mandera, The Custom Companies is a logistics and transportation service, provider. Headquartered in North Lake, Illinois, they have developed three distinct technological methods to serve its clients. Below are the three:


  1. Cheetah Dispatch- Cheetah Dispatch is useful in providing The Custom Companies drivers with convenient information, such as specific pickup times and documents that show proof of delivery ( With the use of a satellite tablet, drivers can reduce their workload, resulting in a more efficient routine for drivers and clients.


  1. Warehouse Management System- Often known as WMS, this system is used in correlation with the company’s pick and pack service, allowing the tracking of inventory to be seamless. Because of these electronic systems, it is possible for customers to track packages through each step of the delivery.


  1. Dock Management Systems- Also known as DMS, this system also makes workflow simpler with the absence of paper, relying on special bar codes that are specific to each shipment (GazetteDay). Delays and errors are heavily reduced using this system.


With years of experience in the transportation industry, Perry Mandera has made his companies succeed at the highest level. In February 1986, Mandera started The Custom Companies Inc., and now they serve everyone from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies with their transportation and logistics needs. In 2000, Perry Mandera was declared one of the “Top 100 American Transportation Executives of the Millennium” by the Illinois Transportation Association. An avid philanthropist, Perry Mandera has also donated and participated in various charities that have been geared towards youth and veteran organizations. Mr. Mandera has been married since 1989 and has two children. When referring to innovators in the transportation industry, Perry Mandera continues to be a staple in the field of transportation and logistics.