Dan Lawry, owner and president of Lawry Freight System, Inc. has the freight business in his blood. Founded in 1978 by his father Bill Lawry, Dan continues a 40-year legacy.  

As a graduate of Suffield Academy in Connecticut and Fordham University in New York City, Dan began his logistics management career with Ryder Systems in 1993.  Business opportunities within Ryder lead him to positions in the Midwest, Southeast, and eventually back home to New England where he joined the Lawry family business in 1999. 

Dan oversaw operations for the company and its Landstar agency until 2006 when he purchased the business from his father.  He continues to manage and lead the trucking, warehousing, brokerage, 3PL, and sales operations with great success. 

Residing in Westfield with his wife Theresa and their four children, Dan has been a Board member for Jericho – the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults in Holyoke since 2002 and a lacrosse coach for the Westfield boys’ and girls’ programs since 2008.