Greg Cava's extensive career began in pricing and account management for Santa Fe Railroad. Greg expanded his operational and account management expertise when he was recruited by a national trucking company. Greg advanced rapidly through the organization and was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for one of the carriers in The Sun Carrier Group (a Division of Sun Oil).
Greg's rail and over-the-road management experience, which included operations, finance, and marketing responsibility, was recognized, and he was later recruited by a third-party, asset-based warehousing and distribution company as their Vice President. Greg's responsibility encompassed operations (managing distribution centers), along with overseeing their private fleet. Greg's over all transportation, warehousing and fleet management expertise was the catalyst in opening his own third party warehousing and distribution company (which he co-founded with Jim Cava). Greg was the company's President and CEO for 14 years before selling to a large competitor 2001.
After the sale of their asset-based 3PL company in 2001, Greg accepted an appointment as President and Chief Operating Officer to restructure an asset-based 3PL Company. This company specialized in warehousing, clean room rigging, and the transporting of high-value products (i.e., $300 million dollar space satellites, high-tech equipment, etc.). The experience with the high-tech, high value logistics company provided Greg a unique insight into another segment of the specialized supply chain industry. It also broadened his experience in ocean, air charters/air freight, and specialized material handling equipment for high value product. Under Greg's leadership, the company expanded its global footprint by opening offices in Taiwan and Mainland China to better serve the company's Asian customer base.
Once Greg's assignment to restructure the company was successfully completed, in 2005 Greg (and Jim Cava) founded Global Reach logistics, a non-asset based global supply chain consulting company, serving as the company's President and CEO.
Greg's trade association memberships include Warehousing Education & Logistics Council; CSCMP; past Regional Director (for California) of the American Trucking Association; National Confectionery Logistics Council.
James J. Cava Chief Operating Officer
Jim oversees the growth and direction of the company and the development and execution of strategic service platforms. Jim's extensive background in operations, transportation and supply chain logistics further enhances the knowledge and experience of the senior management team.
Jim's transportation experience and duties included sales personnel management and corporate account management for top Fortune 500 companies. Responsibilities included tailored operational and pricing solutions to improve supply chain visibility, speed to market, and connectivity with suppliers and partners, thus enabling more efficient planning, optimization,cost reduction, reporting, and tracking. Services included regional, long-haul, North America, NAFTA, and global markets. Jim was on the board for both the Bay Area and San Joaquin Chapters of the National Defense Traffic Association and a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Dianna Bremer Vice President of Operations
Dianna is responsible for the efficient and optimum utilization of human resources and equipment to support the growth and direction of the company.
Dianna brings her operations and sales experience to Global Reach Logistics. She has served as Terminal Manager and Sales Executive for two major transportation companies. She was the Director of Operations for a global, asset-based logistics provider with offices in the U.S. and Asia. Her responsibilities involved the efficient and optimum utilization of human resources and equipment to support existing and new business opportunities.
Jim Bramlett Director of Carrier Procurement
Jim brings to Global Reach Logistics his immense knowledge of pricing structures, contracts, rules and conditions of all modes. Jim is a logistics veteran with over 30 years experience having held executive management positions with several multi-model transportation and logistics companies, where he was responsible for new product development, international services, exhibit services and customer segmentation. Jim is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and American Society of Transportation Logistics.
John Castner GRL Project Manager
John comes to Global Reach Logistics with over 25 years experience in supply chain operations and executive management for Sony. John's most recent assignment (before his appointment to Global Reach Logistics' executive team) was Director of Operations and Business Planning for Sony's Supply Chain Solutions Group. John's expertise in planning, organization, and successful engagements of various projects was recognized by Sony Corporation in reducing cost defects and dramatically improving speed to market for both domestic and international markets.
John is a certified "Six Sigma Transactional Green Belt."
Joe Baker Director of Information Technology
Joe comes to Global Reach Logistics with 19 years of information technology and system development experience. For the past 9 years he has been focused on developing systems for the logistics and transportation industry; most recently SmartFreightWare, a turn-key freight management system. During his prior employment with the engineering firm HNTB, Joe designed various systems to improve productivity and efficiency. Joe graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla with a BS degree in Engineering Management and a minor in Computer Science.
Jeff Lindmark Director of Parcel Recovery Audit Services
Jeff has a two-fold role with Global Reach Logistics. One is to promote the use of Global Reach Logistics' parcel recovery audit service to reduce clients' parcel spend. The second is to work with clients to provide customized solutions to challenges in the area of parcel shipping and reporting.
Prior to his role with Global Reach Logistics, Jeff's transportation experience included almost ten years overseeing the relationship with both UPS and FedEx. His responsibilities included budget management, contract compliance duties, logistics operations, and systems integration.
Keith Byrd Director of Parcel Negotiations
With over 20 years of experience in the parcel industry, Keith has an extensive understanding of contract negotiations. He held various senior sales management positions at UPS.
Keith specializes in contract benchmarking, distribution analysis and carrier negotiations. Keith helps companies negotiate world-class and market competitive contracts with small parcel carriers. He enables clients to save money, obtain better discounts, and find hidden areas of opportunity where cost savings are overlooked.
Before beginning his career with UPS, Keith served his country in the US Marine Corps. Keith holds a degree in Business Management.
Fred A. Gowan Director of Government Procurement
Fred brings to Global Reach Logistics a wealth of industry knowledge within the Department of Defense, various Government agencies and commercial industry. Upon retirement from the Army, Fred formed Government Transportation and Information Services Inc., a consulting company. Fred's company reputation and performance standards are well known within the DOD, commercial logistics, and transportation industries. In addition to his consulting company, Fred has successfully held positions with various companies which include Director of Government Affairs for a major transportation provider, Site Manager in Southwest Asia for a consulting firm, and Senior Government representative and consultant for commercial companies involved in supply chain management, transportation, logistics, and other related contract work for the Department of Defense and the Government in general.
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