Administration Team

“Our number one overriding purpose is to serve our customers and community.”

We pride ourselves in providing quality service. It is therefore extremely important to us that our staff treat you with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. It is vital that there is clear communication in every aspect of our services. We strive to solve problems or address issues with understanding and respect, so that those around us always feel comfortable and appreciated. Please let us know how we can improve so that we may better serve you.

 Hiroki Matsuoka, President

Hiroki Matsuoka was born in Hakkaido, Japan. Matsu graduated from Sensyu University of Business Management, and was employed by Nittsushoji Co., Ltd. immediately following graduation. Matsu holds 29 years of experience in the export packaging, automotive warehousing, and overseas management industries. Matsu came to NEX Transport in December 2015 as Vice President. When not at work, Matsu enjoys spending time with his family, and the art of cooking!

Tod Johnson, Vice President

Tod Johnson is a Logan County native and currently serving as the Vice President of Operations for NEX Transport. Tod began his career with Honda in May of 1983. He was given the opportunity to perform various roles including: New Model Leader, Project Manager, Department Manager, and North American Logistics Leader. Tod made the move to NEX Transport as Assistant Vice President of Honda Operations, before being promoted in April 2016 to his current role. Tod is married to his wife Kathy, and together they have five children, and two grandchildren. In his free time Tod enjoys watching sports, especially The Ohio State Buckeyes!

Masahito Shibuya, Vice President

Masahito Shibuya was born in Kanagawa, Japan. Masa graduated from Sophia University of Philosophy and was employed by Nippon Express Co., Ltd. He holds 26 years of experience in the import and export forwarding, supply chain, logistics and overseas management industries. Masa came to NEX Transport in May 2017 as Vice President. Masa has a wine license, is an herb coordinator, and enjoys wakeboarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Jeffrey Sprague, Human Resources

Prior to joining NEX, Jeff worked for 20 plus years at Honda’s Transportation Research Center Inc. in East Liberty, Ohio eventually rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Interim President. At NEX Jeff is responsible for staffing, training, associate relations, and corporate compliance.  He is a graduate of Ohio Northern University and University of Dayton. Jeff resides in Marysville, and in his free time enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie and three children.

Joel Wolf, North Honda

Joel graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. Soon after college he began working with Honda Automotive suppliers, where we spent 16 years in various capacities. Currently, Joel oversees the day to day operations of Honda related business including the Marysville plant, East Liberty plant, as well as an offsite shipping warehouse. Joel runs a three shift operation at each of the three facilities, and oversees 300 plus associates. He is responsible for making sure both the customer and the employees are happy. Joel is married  with three children, and enjoys traveling with his wife, golf, and bowling.

Janie Payne, Business Development

Janie joined NEX Transport on January 2, 1993, and has been a valuable team member for 24 years. She possesses an extensive career in customer service. Janie currently oversees Business Development in quoting, planning, and successful implementation of new business. She looks forward to the continued growth of NEX Transport and all the challenges that come with that growth. Janie is married to Gary, and has four children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, and traveling!