Leadership

Gregory W. Cava

Gregory W. CavaPresident and CEO


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 full service 3PL and 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

James J. CavaChief 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

Dianna BremerVice 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.


Giles Taylor

Giles TaylorDirector of Network Modeling


Giles has over 25 years of experience of engineering, directing, and optimizing distribution and transportation systems.  He brings to clients his hands-on knowledge of best practices in managing staff and operations in distribution centers, transportation divisions, fleets, and customer service centers.  Giles' engineered approach to logistics enables his team to build practical and executable network models that determine accurate cost and service outcomes. 

Giles began his career as an Industrial Engineer and worked his way up through management to Vice President for large retail and catalog concerns.  He holds a Master's in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.  He is a past President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, New England Roundtable.  Giles speaks at several conferences, academic institutions and provides classes and seminars on negotiating.


 

 


Joe Baker

Garry OswaldDirector of Audit and Payment Sales


Garry has over 20 years experience in the freight auditing and payment industry. With an MBA in Marketing, he has extensive expertise in implementing freight auditing services for numerous Fortune 500 companies throughout North America.

Garry specializes in identifying a corporation's specific needs regarding their freight auditing and payment requirements. He then recommends a program designed to reduce their administrative expenses and lower their transportation costs while giving them access to a database of logistics information for analysis, reporting and trend analysis.




Jeff Lindmark

Keith ByrdDirector 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.





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