Executive Leadership


Gene Schindler

Chairman & Owner

  • Founder of EMLS
  • 22+ years as company President
  • 35+ years of industry experience

Attentive to the need for quality suppliers in the manufacturing industry, Gene Schindler, our president and founder, started Elite Material & Logistics Solutions in 1998 as a fabricator and material handling supplier for large local manufacturers.

Though Gene himself has over 35 years of experience in this industry, he credits the continued success of Elite Material & Logistics Solutions to the hard work, extensive industry knowledge, dedication, and customer-first attitude of the 300 employee EMLS team. From the beginning, Gene has maintained a family-like culture in the operations resulting in a workforce dedicated to delivering quality products in a timely manner.  

After 22 years, Elite Material & Logistics Solutions has grown into a multi-million dollar 3PL by continuously improving quality management systems, providing customer-centric service, cultivating managers and executives with extensive experience in the industry, and investing heavily in industry-leading technology. The leadership and innovation he continues to provide keeps EMLS one of the leading Logistic companies in North Texas.

Lucas R. Winslow

Chief Executive Officer

Lucas joined Elite in 2020 as CEO. He has held various roles with both Fortune 150 & Private Equity backed companies, with experience in Logistics Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality & Purchasing.  He has experience in high-volume & high-complexity environments, multi-site leadership and specializes in Lean Manufacturing solutions.  

Lucas earned his B.B.A in Supply Chain Management from the University of Oklahoma, and his MBA, with a Finance focus, from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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VP, Human Resources & Accounting


David Buschbacher

General Manager

David Buschbacher has been the General Manager at Elite Material & Logistics Solutions since 2008. has over 24 years of experience running multiple fulfillment facilities in a cost-efficient and cost-effective manner..

His ability to interface with clients while simultaneously managing daily workflows and functions is one of the primary drivers behind our client’s continued success.

  • Experience managing multiple fulfillment facilities
  • 300+ hours of management classes
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Donnie Greene

Plant Manager

For more than 25 years, Donnie Greene has worked with small businesses and large corporations in the Logistics industry and has overseen everything from warehouse operations and quality assurance to inventory control and operations.

Donnie began his career in the printing business, moved on to a fortune 500 company, overseeing receiving, order fulfillment and shipping, and worked as an operations manager and project coordinator before joining EMLS.



Stephanie Morris

Humana Resources Manager

Stephanie Morris joined Elite in 2020 as the Human Resources Manager. She has practiced human resources in a variety of industries and she has had the opportunity to work in all areas of HR including recruiting, onboarding, training, employee relations, performance management, leadership training and development, workers compensation, benefits, and safety. 

Stephanie earned her BS in Legal Studies from East Central University and her MSHR in Human Resources Administration from East Central University.    

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Nate Lewis

Senior Quality Engineer


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