Thu, Jan 11|
Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
Lunch & Learn - Dave Arsenault / President GSC Logistics
Happy New Year! Join us as we kick off 2024 and we are excited to welcome Dave Arsenault / President GSC Logistics as our guest speaker.
Time & Location
Jan 11, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Glen Acres Golf and Country Club, 1000 S 112th St, Seattle, WA 98168, USA
About the Event
About GSC Logistics
GSC Enterprises is the preferred shipping partner for some of the largest retailers, manufacturers and distributors in the world through the Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma gateways. When you need industry-leading transparency, advanced technology, and ability to respond to changing conditions, we excel.
About Dave Arsenault
Mr. Daivid J. Arsenault joined GSC Logistics in January 2021 as newly appointed President and manages all aspects of company operations. The firm contracts with 275 truck drivers who transport containerized cargo on the U.S. West Coast. It’s the largest freight hauler at the Port of Oakland, controlling more than 12 percent of the business there. GSC Logistics has a significant presence in the Pacific Northwest and operates facilities near seaports in Oakland, Seattle, and Tacoma.
Mr. Arsenault was the former President and Founder of Logistics Transformation Solutions, LLC providing strategic supply chain consulting services across all industry verticals including ports, carriers, terminals, logistics providers and beneficial cargo owners. Prior to starting this company in 2016, he spent 12 years at HMM where he was named the first western President and CEO of Hyundai Merchant Marine America.
Responsible for all commercial trade and operational activities in North, Central & South America during one of the most challenging times in their 40-year history. Dave later joined the senior leadership team of intermodal equipment provider, DCLI, as Chief Strategy Officer where his role expanded to also include representing affiliated technology company, Blume Global which he continues to represent to this day.
Mr. Arsenault has been in the supply chain industry for over 30 years and has held key leadership positions where he acquired extensive experience in operations, sales, trade management, logistics, and technology. During his 13 years at Sea-Land he held various management positions of increased responsibility including 5 years in Asia where he served as Country Manager in Thailand and General Manager in Taiwan. Following the acquisition of Sea-Land by Maersk in 1999, he played an instrumental role in the integration of Buyers Consolidators with Mercantile to create Maersk Logistics (Damco).
Dave also spent over 5 years on the technology side of the industry starting at GT Nexus where he managed the integration of ocean carriers to the portal while establishing the business processes to support the e-Business platform. He then transitioned to Globe Wireless, a maritime communications and technology company, as Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer of Sales & Marketing where he was responsible for more than doubling the size of their global fleet.
Dave is a graduate and recipient of the Professional Achievement Award from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree, a 3rd Mates License as a Merchant Marine Officer for vessels of unlimited tonnage as well as a commission as a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer. He has also attended the Executive Supply Chain Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Executive Finance Program at the University of Michigan Business School. Mr. Arsenault has served on the Boards of the American Chamber of Commerce, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) and is the current President of the Propeller Club of Los Angeles & Long Beach.
About the Transportation Club of Seattle
The Transportation Club of Seattle has been at the center of the Seattle area transportation community for over 114 years. Founded in 1910, the club was formed to encourage the study by members of transportation issues; promote closer business relationships, promote the welfare of its membership as well as to sponsor educational programs and discussions pertaining to traffic and transportation matters. The club holds monthly lunch and learn meetings throughout the year, provides an annual golf tournament to support the Scholarship Fund and also supports the Salvation Army through its annual holiday auction. The Transportation Club of Seattle is a member of the Logistics & Transportation Association of North America.