DGX Management Team Changes Extend Scope and Breadth of Global Service Network
Rancho Dominguez, California, December 2, 2013 – Dependable Global Express, Inc. (DGX), a global ocean freight forwarder, announces today several adjustments to its management team to further strengthen its global service capabilities.
Within the continental United States, Raj Dias has joined DGX as Vice President of Global Business Development. Dias will primarily focus on South Asia including: India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, as well as intra-Asia Trade between South Asia and the rest of Asia. Strategically, Raj will be working with all of DGX’s Country Managers in and around Asia and USA Trade Lane Managers to establish an Intra-Asia, South Asia to Europe, and Middle East to Africa trade. He will also develop a US Import/Export Trade to and from South Asia.
Dias has an extensive freight forwarding background. Prior to joining DGX, he served as Vice President-South Asia with Phoenix International. When Phoenix was purchased by CH Robinson, he became Vice President of South Asia Global Forwarding and led the integration team for the subsequent merging of the two companies. Dias was with EXEL PLC from 1991- 2005, where he served in various capacities, including Trade Lane Manager Japan/India, General Manager Tokyo and Nagoya, Vice President Heartland Region in Cleveland Ohio, Vice President Midwest Region-Chicago, and Vice President Western Region-Los Angeles.
In New Zealand, DGX has hired Jean Paul Goedhart (“JP”) as New Zealand Country Manager to replace Mikaela Williams who will be leaving that position to take another role within the Company. JP joins DGX with 14 years of experience in freight forwarding, in both his native Holland as well as 12 of those years in New Zealand. Brad Dechter, President indicated, “We are very excited about the talent JP brings to our DGX family. His experience working for international companies, especially working in roles where he ran the operations in New Zealand make him an ideal fit for our organization. This, combined with his strong sales background will ensure our continued success in New Zealand. We believe that J.P. will be a great replacement for Mikaela, and in-time will fill Mikaela’s shoes and take as big steps forward in terms of both growth and profitability as Williams was able to.”
In discussing the changes, Dechter noted, “These additions enable the company to continue on its quest to provide a one stop global service. The addition of Raj and JP to these strategic positions will bolster what I consider to be one of the best management teams in the business. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with each of them as we extend the scope and breadth of our global services.”
DGX began International operations in 1999 and has been active in both import and export markets, with emphasis in the Pacific Rim and Latin America. DGX is a U.S. Customs Broker and a C-TPAT member. Additionally, the company is ISO9001-2008 certified and has roughly 30 ocean contracts on a worldwide basis.
About The Dependable Companies Group
The Dependable Companies Group affiliates – DGX, DAX, DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express, DHE, DDC, and DLS - provide global ocean and air forwarding, trucking, intermodal services, warehousing, and logistics management solutions.
DGX (Dependable Global Express, Inc.) is the international sea forwarding division. It also operates a trucking operation in Guam.
DAX (Dependable AirCargo Express) is a global Indirect Air Carrier, as well as Certified Cargo Screening Facility with Chicago and Los Angeles locations. DAX is ISO9001-2008 certified.
DHX (Dependable Hawaiian Express) is the largest freight forwarder serving Hawaii and Guam and has its own trucking operations on the major Hawaiian Island destinations. DHX is ISO9001-2008 certified.
DHE (Dependable Highway Express) is an LTL/trailer load trucking company with over 1000 trucks and tractor/trailers. Service is delivered throughout the 11 western states as well as other select routes within the U.S. DHE also provides continental U.S. rail services and container drayage services within California.
DDC (Dependable Distribution Centers) is a public warehousing business that manages more than 2.5 million square feet of warehouse space in California.
DLS (Dependable Logistics Solutions) is an intermodal service provider, and also provides logistics solutions within the U.S.