Our Team

Paul Rother Sr. Director of Operations

First joining EV Logistics in 2008, Paul moved throughout the broader organization to pursue new roles and experience in differing business lines. A significant area of passion for Paul is continuous improvement and he has had extensive experience within unit-pick automation through start up exposure at other large retail distribution centers. Prior to moving to Canada in 2007, Paul received his “Diploma Logistician” which is equivalent to a Master’s of Science from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany, where he also participated in military service.

When not at work and while living in his current hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Paul enjoys many hobbies including basketball, fitness, soccer, cycling, and exploring the outdoors.

Steve Karpow Director of Operations

Steve supports the EV Logistics Business in BC as Director of Operations. Joining the larger organization in 2007, Steve has put his expertise to great use through many roles within the scope of Operations, Distribution, and General Management, in total he has over 25 years of Logistics experience. Throughout his tenure he has had the opportunity to develop and grow through many unique challenges including operation startups locally and abroad. Steve holds a P.Log Certification and also actively participates and promotes continuous development opportunities on leadership skills for himself and the team.

Steve's primary residence is in Edmonton, Alberta, where his four boys keep him on his toes. He enjoys adding new skills to his repertoire through countless DIY projects as well as spending time camping with his family.

Ryan Brown General Manager, Ambient

Ryan leads the EV Ambient team as the General Manager. He joined EV Logistics in 1994 and started on the Perishable warehouse floor. In addition to holding many roles between both sites, Ryan was part of the design team to get other external business sites up and running in Alberta. He really enjoys the opportunity to work with a large team and see the team around him learn and grow. Ryan enjoys working in a fast paced grocery site and looks forward to seeing the industry continue to expand through digitalization and automation.

On his personal time, Ryan enjoys playing sports as well as coaching sports teams that his three children play on. Some other hobbies include fitness, cooking new recipes with ingredients from his garden, and camping.

Dan Young General Manager, Perishables

Dan leads the EV Perishable team as the General Manager. He joined EV Logistics in 2003 and started on the Ambient warehouse floor for a couple of months before becoming a Supervisor, an Operations Manager and then a Distribution Manager until joining the Perishable side in 2020 as the General Manager. Through his time working in Supply Chain and Logistics Dan has supported several large startups and enjoys seeing projects come to fruition.

Outside of work Dan can be found shooting concerts, spending time with family and friends, and checking out new local food joints.

Ruwani Sodhi Financial Controller

Ruwani leads the EV Logistics Finance department as Financial Controller. Ruwani has been with the EV Logistics team since November of 2021. Prior to joining EV, Ruwani achieved her CPA designation in 2014. Her background includes industry experience in cannabis, wholesale retail and investment banking.

Outside of the office Ruwani enjoys travelling with her husband, spending time with her family and supporting her mom’s baking business, as well as taking photos of her dog, Barkley.

Devon Hardie Area Human Resources Manager

Devon joined the team in 2017 after completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Starting in the role of Human Resources Administrator, Devon grew her skills and experience within the business, progressing through a number of HR roles. As the Area HR Manager, Devon oversees the HR department with scope inclusive of recruitment, retention, claims management, employee engagement, and labour relations. One of Devon’s favourite parts of her role are the opportunities she gets to facilitate the Learning and Development curriculum within the business.

When not in the office, Devon enjoys travelling, playing cards, waterskiing, and exploring new places in her new “hometown” of Ferndale, Washington.

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