June 2015
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach


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Mario Cordero
US Federal Maritime Commission

Mario, an attorney by profession, was sworn in on June 3, 2011 as Chairman of the US Federal Maritime Commission. Prior to this appointment he served on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for eight years; one term as Board President and two terms as Vice-President. Mario’s home base is Long Beach, CA.

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Gerald Lee
VP Vehicle Planning & Logistics

Gerry is responsible for the Subaru vehicle supply chain from factory purchase order to delivery at dealerships. Gerry’s previous positions at Subaru include business planning, investments and finance. He has worked at Subaru since 1981 and his previous employers include Arthur Young & Co (Ernst and Young) and Girard Bank (Citizens Bank). Gerry has a BSc in Economics from Villanova and an MBA from Drexel.

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Glenn Clift
Chief Executive
GLOVIS America

Glenn is responsible for operations, marketing, finance, IT and sales for North America. Glenn began his finished vehicle logistics career in 1995 as Logistics Manager at American Suzuki Motor Corporation. In 2001, Glenn joined Kia Motors America and later helped form GLOVIS America in 2003. Prior to finished vehicle logistics, Glenn managed LTL, truckload and flatbed freight at Yokohama Tire Company. Glenn’s first position upon graduation from college was Staff Accountant for a manufacturing firm. Glenn has a bachelor’s degree in management/finance from Purdue University.

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Jan Bures
Executive Vice President - Group After Sales & Services
Volkswagen Group of America

Jan has been with the VW group for over 20 years and has held senior positions in a variety of regions including China, Russia and Germany. He holds a Master’s degree in automotive engineering.

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Chuck Kendig
Assistant Vice President - Logistics, Sales & Production Planning
American Honda Motor

New to logistics, Chuck has spent 25 years with American Honda and held positions in parts, service, sales, market representation, e-business, marketing communications and field operations. Most recently Chuck led the fixed operations for Acura in North America. Prior to joining Honda Chuck served as Navigator and Operations Officer in the US Coast Guard. Educated at the University of California and Portland State University, Chuck holds a degree in marketing from PSU’s School of Business Administration.

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Nathan Lawson
Senior Director - North America Purchasing
Cooper Standard

Based in Novi, MI, Nathan is member of the North American senior leadership team responsible for direct material purchasing within the region. Prior to his current role at Cooper Standard, Nathan held progressively responsible positions at General Motors in Germany, Russia and the US over 14 years. During that time, he was responsible for finished vehicle logistics purchasing, global international logistics purchasing and numerous other roles within purchasing, supply chain and manufacturing. Nathan holds a master’s degree in manufacturing operations from Kettering University and a bachelor’s degree in purchasing and supply chain management from Central Michigan University.

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Sarah Amico
Jack Cooper Holdings

Sarah is the executive chairman of the board at Jack Cooper and serves as the company’s head of strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions. Sarah previously worked as the head of strategic planning at APA Talent and Literary Agency in Beverly Hills, where she also launched and led the company's entertainment marketing and brand integration department. Prior to joining APA, Sarah worked at the William Morris Agency in both Beverly Hills and New York. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Brian Mason
National Manager, Strategic Planning and Communications
Toyota Logistics

Brian has been with Toyota for 28 years. His Toyota career has included work in information technology, financial services, vehicle distribution operations, and finished vehicle logistics. Before his current role, he was National Manager of Business Systems, and Marine and Export Logistics. Brian holds a BS in Management (1984), an MBA (1991)from California State University, Long Beach, and a certificate in Supply Chain Strategy & Management (2006) from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Donald Hawkins
Senior Manager Vehicle Logistics
Nissan NA

Donald has over 17 years experience with Nissan and is responsible for finished vehicle logistics, including shipments to North American dealerships from US, Mexico and various ports, as well as exports to nearly 70 countries. Prior to his current position, Donald held various positions within Nissan and the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization.

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Matt McCoy
Operations Manager
General Motors

Matt has over nine years of vehicle logistics experience and started his career with General Motors in 2006; during that time he has held various positions within the Vehicle Logistics team. Matt has a profound understanding of vehicle logistics from a ground level to leadership roles. As Operations Manager he is currently responsible for overseeing vehicle logistics operations and quality control, ensuring operational efficiency as well as handling the intercontinental lanes managed by General Motors North America.

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Jonathan Urban
Damage Prevention Specialist
Fiat Chrysler

Jon has 20 years of experience in Finished Vehicle Logistics and is currently a Damage Prevention Specialist for FCA US. Prior to his current role, Jon held positions in International Operations and Worldwide Claims for FCA US. Jon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Michigan State University, and is a long time industry advocate, participating in various industry workgroups to promote improvements and changes within the finished vehicle logistics supply chain. Jon was awarded the 2009 & 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the AIAG.

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Kristin Decas
Chief Executive
Port of Hueneme

Kristin became CEO and Port Director for the Port of Hueneme, California in 2012 and has been responsible for giving the port its most active trade year since 1937. In 2014 she was also responsible for overseeing the most successful financial performance in the entire history of the port, with $14.3m in gross operating revenue. Kristin also sits on the board of directors for the American Association of Port Authorities and was elected chair for the period 2014-2015.


Michael Riggs
Jack Cooper Holdings

Mike is CEO and majority owner of Jack Cooper Holdings, North America’s largest car haul company. He has an MBA from Harvard and began his automotive career with General Motors. Since 1991, Mike has served as CEO of several vehicle transport and logistics companies: Hook Up Transport; Automotive Carrier Services; JHT Holdings; Active Car Haul; and Jack Cooper Transport. Mike is on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Trucking Association, and he is Chairman of the Auto Carriers Conference. In 2013 Mike won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Midwest Region, and he won the Global Outstanding Achievement Award in London from Automotive Supply Chain Magazine.

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Andrea Amico
Jack Cooper Logistics

Andrea has worked for Jack Cooper Logistics since 2011 when he successfully oversaw the acquisition of Auto Export Shipping. In 2013 went on to lead the acquisition of Allied Holdings to further enhance the Jack Cooper portfolio of services to include land and rail transportation, ocean going transport as well as servicing OEMs and handling vehicle inspections, claims and yard management. Prior to joining Jack Cooper, Andrea worked for General motors after having spent seven years at McKinsey and Company. Andreas has both an Msc in Engineering and an MBA from Columbia University.

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Scott Davies
Director Office of Marine Highways & Passenger Services
USDOT- Maritime Administration

Scott is currently the Acting Director for the Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services at the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Prior to joining the Marine Highway office, he served in the Office of Infrastructure Development and Congestion Mitigation. Since joining MARAD in 2003 he has supported the agency’s efforts in expanding its leadership role in marine transportation system development, modernisation and expansion efforts. Scott is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation. He is also a licensed U.S. Merchant Marine officer with an unlimited tonnage Third Mate’s license and is a Commander in the U.S. Navy.


Alecia Weston
Executive Sales Representative
JMN Logistics

Alecia focuses on business development and specializes in re-marketing. She was literally born into the auto re-marketing world with her family being deeply rooted in the industry since the 1940’s. Alecia currently lives in Atlanta, but claims St. Louis (where JMN’s corporate office is located) as “home”.

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Christa Hamilton
Director Business Development

Christa has worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 11 years. During the last four years she has managed business development and sales activities for subsidiary ShipCarsNow. ShipCarsNow is the nation's premier automotive logistics provider, combining the best of truck, rail, and complementary services to meet its customers' needs. Christa's prior experience with railroad includes marketing roles covering both bulk and manifest segments of the business. She has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Hastings College and an MBA with emphasis in international business and entrepreneurship from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Kimberly Thompson
VP Sales & Marketing
G&W Pacific Railroads

Kimberly has been the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Genesee & Wyoming’s Pacific Region since May 2014. She focuses on the development of rail transportation markets. Prior to this position, she worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad. Kimberley holds a BBA in Marketing and Economics as well as an MBA.

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Greg May
President and CEO
Car Delivery Network

Greg is President and CEO of Car Delivery Network. He joined in March 2012 following a long and successful career in the automotive transport industry where he’d previously served as president of Jack Cooper Transport, one of the largest automotive transport companies in North America. Greg is an experienced speaker and author on trucking and automotive logistics.


David Sellers
Assistant VP Automotive

David became Assistant Vice President in May 2011 and leads a team that is responsible for the operation of the Automotive Multilevel Fleet across North America. This fleet serves all major rail carriers in the US, Canada and Mexico, and meets the rail transportation needs for all North American automotive manufacturers. Prior to this, he held a range of roles at CSX Transportation including Car Management, Labour Relations, Field Transportation and Transportation Systems and Services.

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Scott Naz
Managing Partner

Scott founded Metrogistics with co-owner William Billiter in June 2010. His career has been focused within the vehicle transportation marketplace for the last ten years with experience on the 3rd party, asset, broker, and technology sides of the business. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University's business school and a former Chippewa football player.

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Kraig Jondle
Vice President
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Kraig is Vice President of USWC Commercial for WWL, based in Long Beach, Ca. He has served as Past President of the International Business Association of Southern California and was on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Kraig holds a master’s degree in Transportation & Logistics Management and teaches in the Centre for International Trade & Transportation at California State University, Long Beach.

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Josh Massey
Director Automotive Distribution
Norfolk Southern

Josh has 15 years of rail industry experience with Norfolk Southern. His career with Norfolk Southern started in 2000, in what was then Norfolk Southern’s Centralized Yard Operation Group. Josh served in a variety of roles within that department, ultimately working on 9 of 10 Norfolk Southern Divisions before transferring to the Automotive Distribution group in 2011. In 2013 Josh was promoted to Director, Automotive Distribution and given additional responsibility for the Automotive Customer Service Group. In his current role as Director Automotive Distribution and Customer Service, Josh has responsibility for operating all of Norfolk Southern’s Automotive terminals, managing both the loaded and empty Norfolk Southern multi-level fleet, as well as parts shipments across the system.

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Matt Cartwright
Chief Information Officer
United Road

Matt has served as Chief Information Officer since early 2003. Between 2000 and 2003 he served as Director of Corporate Development and Project Manager for the company's proprietary dispatch system. Prior to joining United Road, Matt worked with United Parcel Service in both Operations and in Industrial Engineering, where he focused on process improvement and automation.

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Brandon Mason
Global Automotive Practice Director

Brandon serves as both chief of staff and chief strategist within PwC’s automotive sector operation, overseeing its key initiatives and the creation of thought leadership, and leading the development of the firm's point of view on a variety of industry topics. He has over 15 years of industry experience in the data analytics, research and consulting fields.

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Per Folkesson
President of Region Americas
Höegh Autoliners

Per has been employed by Höegh Autoliners since 1994 and held several positions within their Oslo headquarters. In 1999 he became General Manager for the Middle East & Indian Sub-Continent and in 2003 he became Managing Director for Höegh Autoliners. In 2009 Per was appointed Head of Region South Asia, Oceania, Middle East & Africa. Per began his career sailing for various shipping companies and later graduated as a Master of Nautical Science. He also spent several years working in the Ultramar group of companies in South America as VP Operations. Per has been Head of Region Americas and President of Höegh Autoliners since 2013.

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Robert Farrell
Executive Director
American Trucking Associations

Robert is the Executive Director of the Automobile Carriers Conference of American Trucking Associations. He has served in this capacity since the creation of the ACC in June, 2005. Prior to joining the ACC Robert was the President of the National Automobile Transporters Association. During his tenure, Robert has spearheaded numerous successful efforts to create new federal and state level regulations that benefit the industry through increased productivity and streamlining business practices in interactions with the auto manufacturing community. Robert attended Providence College, and completed his post-grad studies at the State University of New York.

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Gary Love
Vice President Sales & Marketing

Gary began his automotive logistics career in 1982 in the Port of Los Angeles. After launching HMA in the US, serving five years in NY/NJ, he advanced to the position of National Manager. He is responsible for Portland, LA, Brunswick, NY/NJ and Bromont and he has served as Vice President for FAPS since 1996 where he oversees supply chain management, sales, marketing, strategy, government and customer relations. In 2014, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Fox appointed Gary to serve as a member of US DOT MARAD’s - Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.

Glenn Roxas
AVP Business Administration
Enterprise Holdings

Glenn Roxas has been with Enterprise Holdings Incorporated for the past 20 years. Enterprise Holdings Inc operates the Alamo, Enterprise and National Car Rental Brands and has a number of complimentary transportation solutions companies under the Enterprise brand including Enterprise Fleet Management and Enterprise Car Sales. In his current role as the Assistant Vice President of Business Administration for the Company’s Fleet Department, Glenn is responsible for overseeing the technology, administration and infrastructure for acquiring, maintaining and remarketing a fleet of over 1 million vehicles in service.

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Jim Gerencser
Nationwide Auto Services

Jim is the founder and President of Nationwide Auto Services, a Texas based company formed in 1982. Jim recognized a need for specialized paint overspray removal with a nationwide mobile service. With his experience of managing large claims, Jim oversaw expansion in 1992, adding technical support and hail damage repair (PDR) for auto manufacturers and vehicle processing centers. Jim’s keen eye for attracting talented people has helped manage the rapid growth of the company.

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Jason Kuehn
Vice President
Oliver Wyman

Jason has 11 years experience working in the automotive logistics industry leveraged by 18 years of global consulting to network transportation companies. His expertise is in transportation network scheduling, performance improvement and business strategy. Jason holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.

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Dave Fleenor
Assistant Vice-President, Automotive Sales and Marketing
BNSF Railway

Dave started his 30 year transportation career at Roadway Express in field operations. Then, after receiving his Masters degree from Northwestern University, he joined the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1993, Dave joined the Santa Fe Railway, in Automotive Logistics where he oversees the key sector of rail-based automotive transportation. During his tenure with the BNSF Railway, Dave has held positions of increasing responsibility in Automotive Equipment, Carload Sales, Intermodal Marketing, and most recently Automotive Sales and Marketing.

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Jason Steele
Assistant VP Automotive
Union Pacific Railroad

Jason began his current role as Assistant Vice President in March 2014 and previously led Union Pacific’s Automotive Marketing Team. With Union Pacific since 2000, Jason has held positions in sales, logistics and marketing in Coal, Industrial Products, Agricultural Products and Union Pacific Distribution Services.

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Bill Pawluk
Chief Executive Officer

Bill is the former owner of an auto transportation company in Canada and has made it his life’s mission to solve the problem of waste – empty miles - in auto transportation around the world. He is the inventor and developer of the Convertible Trailer system. Bill also has over 20 years of experience as a professional firefighter, EMT and rescue worker. Bill's vision is to continuously improve methods of managing the world's finite resources, finding new and better ways of using them wisely and at the same time making a commercial return.

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Marco Maggiore
VP Sales & Marketing
Montway Auto Transport

Marco has been the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Montway Auto Transport since 2013. He is responsible for the creation and implementation of Montway’s acclaimed Miles Ahead Portal technology that services partners in the moving/relocation, dealership, auction and OEM spaces. This technology allows our partners to streamline internal processes, improve performance levels and control costs when shipping vehicles throughout the US.

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Gary Salvador
Senior VP Sales & Marketing

Gary joined AMPORTS’ commercial team in August 2010 with experience in transportation and logistics, previously serving United States Lines, Crowley Maritime and Trailer Bridge in operational, commercial, and general management capacities. Gary has a Masters of International Business, a BS in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Certification in Business Spanish.