Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr
USDOT – Maritime Administration
After serving as the Acting Maritime Administrator since July 2012, Paul was sworn-in as the Maritime Administrator on 25 July 2013. Prior, his 30-year naval career included assignments as Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs, and Commanding Officer of USS ALBANY and Submarine Squadron ELEVEN. From Brandenburg, Kentucky, Jaenichen holds a B.S in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
Senior Manager Transportation, FInished Vehicles
Volkswagen of America
Scott’s finished vehicle transportation and logistics career spans over two decades. He’s held key positions in quality assurance, network design, analysis and operations as an LSP and OEM. He is currently responsible for the planning and procurement activities of on-highway, rail, Jones act ocean, port operations and service parts throughout the US for Volkswagen Group of America.
Port Operations & Vehicle Logistics Manager
Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC
Jim has been in the field of supply chain operations for over 30 years and he has worked in both parts logistics and finished vehicle distribution for both U.S. and European OEMs. Currently, Jim is responsible for customs, port operations and vehicle logistics at Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC.
Vehicle Processing and Logistics Manager
BMW of North America, LLC
Mr. Goldsmith has 23 years of automotive experience, including Parts and Accessory Planning and Pricing, Parts Logistics, and his current position in Vehicle Processing and Distribution. In his current role he has focused on vehicle quality first and foremost while also offering value-added services to BMW dealers, such as Port Installed Accessories and Limited Special Edition Models.
Maryland Port Administration
Jim is executive director at the Maryland Port Administration.
Don joined Global Auto Processing Services (GAPS) in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. He directs, administers and coordinates activities using an all-inclusive team oriented organizational structure. This ensures GAPS delivers the best possible service to its customers. Previously, Don worked with General Motors where he held positions of increasing responsibility in domestic and international logistics purchasing and operations. Don holds a BS degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Operations Management from Kettering University.
Nissan North America
Scott has been employed in various positions within Nissan for over 20 years. He started as an industrial engineer and has spent time in manufacturing, quality, as well as supply chain. Scott currently manages the finished vehicle logistics operation group which includes responsibility for ports, plants, and export operations.
Senior Analyst, Americas Leader, PwC Autofacts
Brandon serves as the Americas leader of PwCs’ Autofacts group in Detroit, Michigan. Brandon also leads the Autofacts global powertrain forecast, with a specialisation in advanced powertrain technology and oversees industry trends such as alternative fuel strategies, emissions reduction and the introduction of new technologies into the automotive sector.
Director, Sales and Marketing
Maryland Port Administration
Managing Director – Strategic Advisory Board
Jack Cooper Holdings
Manager Business Development and Sales
An industry executive with more than 35 years experience, Peter is currently working to expand and improve VASCOR’s finished vehicle services. He was President of AutoComm Inc. when they were purchased in 2005 and has worked for a number of inspection companies such as Marine Surveyor. His responsibilities have ranged from operations and sales for new and used vehicle inspections as well as claims handling. Projects have included electronic inspection data collection and posting systems along with effective damage prevention reporting tools. He is has been an AIAG volunteer for 11 years and is Co-Chair of the Damage Claims Committee. In 2013 he served as President of the Transportation Club of Detroit. Daly holds a bachelors degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Senior Director of Trade Development and Sales
Manatee County Port Authority
Matthew is responsible for the implementation of sales initiatives to retain and expand Port Manatee’ s business. His focus includes the development and marketing of the port’ s new roll-on/roll-off terminal as well as opportunities in other maritime business sectors. Appice is a seasoned maritime professional working in marine transportation for 37 years.
Finished Vehicle Logistics
Bill is an international business executive with over thirty years of experience. He is the founder of KGI Global Logistics Consulting which provides services to the automotive and related industries. His role with AIAG is to assist in developing FVL initiatives and standards in cooperation with the OEMs and their logistics providers.
Automotive Logistics group
Louis is the founder and publisher of the Automotive Logistics Group, which is part of global B2B media business Ultima Media (UM). UM publishes Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazines and hosts a series of annual conferences around the world in the biggest car making regions including India, South America, Europe, North America, China and Russia. Louis travels the world meeting senior executives at OEMs and Tier One suppliers so is well placed to develop interesting and valuable content which attracts senior audiences around the globe.
Dennis is responsible for the logistics planning, operations and distribution of Honda and Acura vehicles for all North American plants and ports, as well as overseeing sales and production system development. He joined Honda in 1984 working his way up through the organsiation from the position of dealer sales analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He is also a member of the California Council for Economic Education.