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Ray Garcia, Chairman of the Board
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Mr. Garcia has over 20 years experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He joined NGL as CEO in March of 2006 and now serves as Chairman. Prior to joining NGL, Mr. Garcia served as CEO of OIA Global Logistics in Portland where he oversaw the company’s day to day operations and expansion, making several acquisitions and implementing very successful Global Supply Chain Operations for fortune 500 companies, such as Nike.

Mr. Garcia also worked with IBM as a Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and as Director of IBM’s Government Programs, was very involved in NAFTA.  Mr. Garcia serves on the Boards of NGL, TriMax Logistics in Ho Chi Min City, and is on the Advisory Board for the Port of Portland and OIA Global Logistics. He holds an MS in Accounting, a Law Degree from the University of Akron, and an MBA in Logistics from The Ohio State University.

John Labrie, Chief Executive Officer
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John Labrie joined NGL as CEO in November, 2015.  Prior to joining NGL, John was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Echo Global Logistics.  Between 2011 and 2014 John was the co-founder of Partage, buytruckload.com, and Discount Diesel.   Previously, John was the president of CRST Expedite.   From 1990 to 2010, he was an executive at Con-way, Inc., which was acquired by XPO Logistics in 2015.  During his tenure with Con-way he held a variety of roles, including President of Con-way Freight, the company’s largest business unit.  Other roles included SVP of Strategy and Enterprise Operations at Con-way, Inc., CEO of Con-way Western Express, and VP of Operations at Con-way Western Express.
 
John has an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a BSBA from Central Michigan University.
 
Forrest Kragten, Chief Financial Officer
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Forrest Kragten first joined NGL in September 2009 as Director of Network Ground Logistics, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Global Logistics, where he was responsible for the management of domestic ground courier operations.  Mr. Kragten has led many of the Company’s acquisition efforts to date, and now serves as Chief Financial Officer responsible for financial planning for the Company. 

Prior to NGL, Mr. Kragten spent three years at Endeavour Capital, a middle market private equity firm focused on West Coast-based companies.  At Endeavour, he executed multiple acquisitions and divestitures as well as initiating coverage on a number of industry verticals.  His responsibilities included developing new business relationships, structuring transactions, leading diligence and capital markets financings as well as significant involvement in the operations of Endeavour portfolio companies.  Mr. Kragten assisted Endeavour in opening an office in Los Angeles, CA.

Previously, Mr. Kragten worked for Lehman Brothers investment banking in the Industrials group where most of his work was in mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Kragten obtained his BA in Economics from UCLA and his MBA with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he was a Carter Fellow and a Venture Fellow.

Ranjit Thaker, Chief Information Officer
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Ranjit Thaker joined NGL as CIO in May of 2008.  As CIO, Mr. Thaker is responsible for all aspects of information systems and technology within the organization, focusing on strategic planning, capital expenditures, technology implementation, staffing, and communication.

Prior to joining NGL, Mr. Thaker worked for Daylight Transport, a non-asset based transportation and logistics company, holding several executive management positions, including Chief Information Officer, Vice President of IT, and Director of Application Development. He has also held a senior IT position with First Data Corp.

Mr. Thaker has also worked as a lead consultant on enterprise mission-critical IT projects for companies including Yellow Freight Systems, EDS, and Andersen Consulting. Mr. Thaker received a MS in Computer Systems Management from the Creighton University, as well as a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government Polytechnic in Ahmedabad, India. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Paul Gettings, President, Express Operations
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With over 20 years of experience in domestic and international supply chain solutions, Paul Gettings leads NGL’s business development team as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Prior to joining NGL, Mr. Gettings was the President of Solutions for Data Exchange Corporation leading their global sales and marketing efforts among other responsibilities. In his time at DEX, he was responsible for the international expansion and the successful launch of a new supply chain software division as well as the growth of their customer base.

Mr. Gettings also spent a combined 20 years at Sonic Air which was acquired by UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He joined SonicAir with a focus on their Service Parts Logistics business as well as supported the Next Flight Out segment, his success lead to his eventual promotion to the position EVP of Sales and Marketing after UPS acquired SonicAir. During his time at UPS Supply Chain, Paul focused on the expansion of the supply chain services group, which included UPS expansion into more traditional areas of supply chain service including e-fulfillment. Among other distinctions, in 1996, he received the Association for Services Management International (AFSMI) “Management Creativity Award” for developing the system using couriers to perform technical repairs faster and more efficiently than field engineers.

Mr. Gettings graduated from Grand Canyon University with a degree in business administration, and also studied at Harvard University and the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. Mr. Gettings is recognized as an industry leader and frequent speaker at conferences and events in the supply chain industry. He currently lives in Agoura Hills, CA with his wife and 3 children.

Janell Lewis, Director of Human Resources
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Janell Lewis is responsible for leading the development and execution of Human Resources functions and programs, making certain they are in alignment with the business strategy and operation of Network Global Logistics.  Janell believes connecting the human resources strategy with the business strategy will fundamentally drive value in the organization.

She brings to this position over 25 years of diversified Human Resources experience, with increasing responsibility. Her background includes a depth of Corporate Human Resources experience.  Prior to joining Network Global Logistics, Janell held Human Resources and leadership roles in large corporations to include Rockwell International, EG&G, Westinghouse and McKesson Corporation. 

Janell graduated from Fresno State University earning her Business Administration Degree, with a concentration in Labor and Industrial Relations.  She attained her Masters Degree in Human Resources Studies/Organization Development from Colorado State University.

Kyle Schultz, Executive Vice President of Medical Logistic Solutions
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Kyle Schultz joined NGL as Executive Vice President of Medical Logistic Solutions in September of 2015.  Kyle has a passion for making a positive impact on our healthcare system and has worked with or for numerous healthcare payors, providers and technology vendors.  With over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, Kyle brings extensive operations and integrations management experience to the NGL team.

Prior to NGL, Kyle was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Recondo Technology overseeing the company’s revenue recovery business unit.  Previously, he was the Senior Director of Operations for TransUnion Healthcare, responsible for sales support, implementation, contract management, and client support for the patient estimation business unit.  Additionally, Kyle has held leadership positions with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Cigna and Great-West Healthcare. Kyle’s operations and logistics experience began in the United States Army where he served as both an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Kyle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Computer Science Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.

Irene Scharmack, President, Supply Chain Services
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Irene Scharmack joined NGL February 2016.  Irene is responsible for all dedicated/public warehousing, Freight and Transport divisions for NGL’s SCS business unit.  Irene is a strategic business executive whose diverse experience and “common sense” approach to doing business has driven stellar results and premiere customer satisfaction.

With 20+ years combined experience in supply chain management and the retail industry, Irene has been instrumental in leading many satisfied customers through process re-engineering, WMS system implementation/enhancements, and organizational structure overhaul. 

Prior to joining NGL, Irene has held many Senior Leadership positions in the Supply Chain Industry. Irene graduated from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California with a degree in General Education and Business Administration.  She has held all Board of Director Positions for the Southern California Distribution Management Association and was an Advisor to the United Way Board of Directors.  Irene is an ISO 9001:2000 certified Lead Auditor and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Jim Marcoly, Senior Vice President of Business Development of Supply Chain Services
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Jim Marcoly joins NGL as the new Senior Vice President of Business Development of Supply Chain Services.  Jim joined the NGL Team in July, 2017. In this role, Jim will be assuming all business development responsibilities for the SCS division.

Jim comes to us from Custom Goods where he was Executive Vice President of Business Development overseeing 2.5 million square foot of DC’s. Prior to Custom Goods, Jim was President of Pacific Coast Warehouse for several years. He has over 20 years’ experience and a well-rounded overview of our industry, operations and business development market.

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