Our Team

Pat Ries is the Manager for the Container Group. He has spent his career with CGB since graduating from Iowa State University in 1990. Pat and his wife Cindy live in Utica, IL with their two children Courtney and Serena. Pat has been involved in trading cash grain from truck, barge, rail, vessel and containers. Most recently he has been involved in opportunities within the container group. He enjoys the excitement and creativity it takes to have a successful team.

Jessica Bickett is the Logistics Coordinator for the CGB Container Group. She was born and raised in a small town in Illinois and graduated from Eureka College with a Bachelor’s of Science. She feels fortunate to be a part of CGB and looks forward to growing with this great company. She married into a farming family and lives with her husband Tyler, and children Cadience and Addilyn on the family farm outside of Princeton, Illinois.


Ray Hewitt joined CGB in November of 2015 as the Container Logistics Truck Dispatcher for CGB’s Container Group. Ray brought to CGB over 22 years of experience in the LTL trucking industry. His career gave him broad experience from working on loading docks to sales, but the majority of his career was spent as a dispatcher for the Northern Illinois region. Ray grew up around farming, and spent his younger years earning spare money by helping out farmer friends walking beans, shelling corn and baling hay. Ray has found working at CGB to be a rewarding and challenging experience. Away from work, Ray enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, living in Peru, Illinois.


Amy Frederick is the Container Accounting Clerk for CGB’s Container Group. She was born and raised in a small town in Illinois around the farming community. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University with a major in finance and a minor in accounting. She started her career with CGB in September of 2003 in accounting and moved to the Container Group after two years. She is married and lives with her husband Jim and three children Skyler, Kelsey, and Jacob.