Staff


James Spires
President/CEO
ASE Certified Technician

James is an ASE Certified mechanic with over 30 years of experience, is a U.S. Veteran and pursued his mechanical career in the Army.

James’ wife and family are what inspire him to continue to grow and build the O.T.R.A. Empire. 

 What James loves about his job is that being the owner; he is able to make decisions that make everyone’s life a little better every day.

James’ feeling of accomplishment is a job well done and an Idea becoming a reality.

We truly appreciate his Sacrifice, Dedication, and Service to our Country.


Malesia Spires
CFO
CFO / Bookkeeper

Malesia has been in the transportation industry since 2003 with over 15 years of experience.

Malesia’s family and her O.T.R.A. TEAM inspire her to be the best she can be. They give her the drive to face any obstacle or challenges. Her husband and partner are her strength and rock, and together she feels they are building a Legacy.

Malesia enjoys the many challenges of her job because it is so diverse. She is always learning something new which keeps her engaged.

Malesia gets a feeling of accomplishment from the positive feedback she gets from the AMAZING CUSTOMERS! This lets her know that O.T.R.A. is on the right track.



Brian “Jethro” Gilpin
O.T.R.A. Trucking Inc.
Fleet Manager / Dispatcher

Brian has been in the transportation industry since he was a kid. His interest was inspired by his father. Brian was a mechanic for the earlier part of his years and transitioned to truck driver over the past decade of his life.

Brian’s biggest inspiration in life has been his mother and his family.

What Brian likes most about his job now being a fleet manager and dispatcher is that he is able to be home every night which is a big change from being over the road for weeks on end.

Brian feels a sense of accomplishment when his job is complete and he knows his drivers are taken care of and safe on the road.


Misty Gilpin
DOT Compliance Safety Admin
Office Admin / Inside Sales

Misty has been in the transportation industry about 14 years.

Being the wife of a trucker, she really enjoys making sure the trucks are safe so the drivers can get home to their families.

Misty enjoys the customers, always learning something new and the opportunity for growth in a fast-paced environment.

Misty’s sense of accomplishments is coming up with solutions to problems, innovative ideas, surpassing expectations and advancing in her field.



Angela Emmerson
Service Writer

Angela’s interest started out in the Automotive industry and has developed vast knowledge working for dealerships.

Angela’s biggest inspiration in life has been her grandparents, who have taught her the values of an good honest day of work as well as being trustworthy in all aspects of life.

What Angela likes most about her job is the people and atmosphere and striving to maintain a positive outlook for the day and being connected to an industry that has such a value to the country is rewarding.

Angela felt a sense of accomplishment when she went back to college, knowing its never to late to dream and move forward in life.


Omar Martinez
Service Tech / Welder

Omar has been a welder/mechanic for many years.

Omar has always worked in welding that eventually led him to mechanic work since his field was mostly around mechanics.

Omar never thought about working on medium or heavy-duty trucks but finds he enjoys the challenge. 

Omar enjoys this line of work because he likes providing safe trucks on the road.



Devian Perez
Service Tech

Devian has been a service tech a little over three years.

Devian’s inspiration comes from keeping the trucks on the road and to keep America running.

What Devian likes most about his job is the change working on Diesel Engines bring. There is always a challenge.

Devian feels accomplished when the job gets done right and the customer is happy with your performance on the job.