Direct ChassisLink, Inc (DCLI)
Director, Operations, Coast (West)
Area of Expertise: Introduction to Design Thinking, Data Science & Design Thinking, Ideation & Innovation, To Market - The New Business Plan
As Director of Operations, West Coast for DCLI, Don manages and oversees the operations of nearly 50,000 chassis in seven chassis pools located in the Marine Ports and Rail Ramps of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle, and Tacoma.
With over 35 years in the Container Transportation Industry, Don's areas of focus have been in Operations Management and Administration in Logistics, Equipment, Drayage, Marine Terminals, P&L/EBITDA Responsibility, Maintenance and Repair, Account Management, Marketing, and Client Relations.
Don was honored to work with the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Sub Committee on Maritime Transportation, and the Federal Maritime Commission; all in support of the President's National Export Initiative Executive Order No.1353, and the subsequent House Fact Finding Investigation No. 26 - Vessel Capacity and Equipment Availability in the United States Export and Import Liner Trades.
Don has visited Ports and Import/Export Industry Leaders in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Europe. He has worked with States' Legislators, State, County, City and Port Regulatory Agencies. He's presented to a private audience of just 55 Technology Executives including Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer. He's had the honor of working with US Senator Bob Graham of Florida as an adviser for his novel, "Keys to the Kingdom", and has helped design the curriculum for Long Beach City College's Excellence in Maritime Associate of Arts program.
Don't accolades include serving on Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Transportation Club; serve on Ports of Los Angles and Long Beach’s Supply Chain Optimization Core Advisory Committee; serve on Port of Oakland’s Port Efficiency Task Force; serve on NWSA (Seattle/Tacoma) Port Executive Advisory Council; worked with USC Marshall School of Business: Center for Global Supply Chain Management, Port Solution Initiative; presented at the University of Denver Transportation Institute: Maersk Line Graduate Program.