PMI (Preferred Materials) was created on the basis of customer service.  What you see today is the product of hard work, strong family ties, a great foundation and qualified drivers who take pride in the trucks they drive.  All the equipment is kept at the high standard which the owners, Kary and Sharon Bryce, had set in place from the beginning. 

They wanted to maintain nice looking equipment and provide a service unparalleled to anyone else.  As the name signifies, this company wants to bring to their customers the look and service that a "Preferred" carrier can provide.




Jim has been dispatching since 1973 and has been with PMI since July of 2001.  With his vast experience, he is vital to the company doing dispatching and logistics for PMI and Preferred Tank Lines.

Safety and Training Director


A resident of Louisiana all of his life, he retired in 2012 with 26 years of service for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.  He came on board with PMI in June of 2014 handling the safety and training for PMI. 

Married since 1994, Alan and his wife along with their daughter reside in Blanchard, LA.  When not working, Alan enjoys time with family, hunting and getting time on the golf course.



Jared, son of Kary and Sharon Bryce, came on board with PMI in the role of sales in May of 2020 after graduating in Industrial Engineering Technology from Northwestern State University.  Previous to joining PMI full time, he has worked for the company as a driver and in the maintenance department.

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Todd brings over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry and has been with Preferred Materials, Inc. since June of 2013.  He is a native to Louisiana and has been married to his wife Christie since 1989.  Together they have 2 children and currently reside in Minden, LA.

Todd obtained his degree at Louisiana Tech University and serves on the Board of Directors and the executive committee of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association.

HR & Recruiting


Gwen who resides in Sibley, has been with the company since July 2016. Her duties are all safety related including Logbooks, orientation and assists with some responsibilities in Human Resources. Born and raised in Louisiana, Gwen has a son and a daughter plus two grandchildren who she loves spending time with.

Vice President


Eldest daughter of Kary and Sharon Bryce, Nataly has been involved with the company since she was a teenager.  A graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a major in Industrial Engineering, she came on board full-time in 2013 and holds the title of Vice President. 

Though she shares many responsibilities with others, her main focus is overseeing Administration and Office Staff.  Nataly is well versed in every aspect of the company as well as establishing her own authority in 2014 under the name Signature Transport LLC.