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  • Gary Karnofel

    Global Logistics Specialist

    19207 Cotton Gin Drive
    Katy, TX 77449
    Tel: 832-427-1424 * Cell: (832) 392-7436 * Email:

    Global Logistics Specialist

    Dear Employer:
    My background offers years of experience coupled with continuous education in all aspects of International and Domestic Logistics. My experience is in designing, developing, implementing and managing cost and service effective Global Logistics systems. Key competencies: OD transportation, rail, truck, ocean, air, warehouse management, WMS, TMS import, export and trade compliance. My expertise is in multi-distribution center/manufacturing environment in the Oil and Gas, EPC Subsea/Marine, High Tech, Chemical and Hard Goods industries.
    My personal philosophy of providing uncompromising customer service has guided all my decision-making. In addition, full responsibility and accountability for a multi-million dollar logistics budget has ensured well-honed skills in the pragmatic management of a company's financials, compliance and human resources.
    As you will see from my resume, I have a broad background in all aspects of the Logistics Process coupled with a team style approach in my management philosophy.
    I am interested in joining your team, and you would be adding an experienced executive to your team - one who can be productive immediately! Why not turn your attention to my telephone number 832-427-1424 or 832.392.7436 and give me a call today- Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Salary Requirements are open for the right opportunity.
    Gary J. Karnofel

    19207 Cotton Gin Drive
    Katy, TX 77449
    Tel: (832-427-1424) * Cell: (832) 392-7436 * Email:
    EDUCATION Associate - Interstate Commerce Law
    College of Advanced Traffic, Chicago, IL
    Associate - Business/ Transportation/ Trade Compliance
    Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
    Transportation Management, Domestic and International
    Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
    Continuous Education in Transport Law, Trade Compliance, Material Handling Systems, WMS/TMS and all systems integration applications.(Major Discipline: Supply Chain Mgmt)
    10/08 to Present Project Logistics Manager (Contractor) J. Ray McDermott, Inc. Houston, TX
    Provide Logistical support to J. Ray McDermott's project team. Responsible for the arrangement and supervision of all required transportation of materials for the specific project, through interaction with freight forwarders and carriers. Responsible for all activities involved with the safe and compliant transportation of all equipment and materials from the country of origin to Singapore and Batam, Indonesia. Activities including (but not limited to) full understanding of the Project Scope of Work, Operate within the guidelines and procedures of the company, Transact business in compliance with Export, Import and Re-Export Regulations, Develop and execute Project Logistics Plans that address customer/client and company objectives, Develop Routing plans, Design Routing Guides, Develop material and logistics spend tracking systems and responsible for all related documentation as needed to include commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, dock receipts, certificates or origin and ISPM 15 Compliant documentation. Project was a $200 million spend.

    2006-2008 Corporate Logistics Manager (Contractor)
    Fiberspar Line Pipe LLC Houston, TX
    Corporate responsibility for designing, implementing and managing a logistics process which includes
    But is not limited to: cost reduction in all logistics spend, the transportation of over dimensional products
    To provide products and service to the Oil, Water and Gas industry, regional deployment operations and
    Planning in the U.S. and Canada, private fleet operations, all procurement contract negotiations, logistics
    Systems and design, material handling equipment, international and domestic freight cost quoting for all
    Projects and bids.
    Corporate Logistics Manager (Contractor)
    2005 - 2006 M-C McLane International * the Woodlands, TX
    Corporate responsibility for all International and Domestic Logistics, which includes but is not limited to: Import and Export Compliance. Procurement of all Ocean, Truck and Rail transportation services. Accountable for all short and long-term warehousing, cross-dock and consolidation operations.
    2004 - Present Logistics Consultant Logistics Consulting Group Houston, TX
    Provided logistics solutions, logistics analysis, transportation pricing and sourcing, transportation routing
    Systems, supply chain compliance, inbound freight management, private fleet design, transportation
    Bench marking and systems design / implementation to various manufacturing and distribution
    1999 - 2004 Consultant & Corporate Director of Global Transportation Services
    Lesco, Inc.* Strongsville, OH
    Corporate responsibility for Private Fleet operations and all transportation procurement of Rail, Truck, Ocean and Barge services. Accountable for all trans loading and warehouse operations. Fiscal accountability for $42 million logistics spend.

    1996 - 1999 Corporate Mgr Domestic and International Transportation
    Pioneer Standard Electronics, Inc., * Cleveland, OH
    Corporate responsibility for all import/export compliance. Accountable for all domestic and international transportation procurement for worldwide distribution operations.
    1994 - 1996 Corporate Logistics Manager ( Domestic & International)
    American Consumer Products, Inc., * Solon, OH
    Corporate responsibility for all Warehouse and Transportation operations. Accountable for all traffic moving from vendor to plant, plant to DC and DC to customer. Import/Export compliance
    1991 - 1993 Corporate Transportation Manager ( Domestic & International)
    Invacare Corporation * Elyria, OH
    Corporate responsibility for all Private Fleet operations. DC operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Accountable for all Truck, Air, Ocean and Rail transportation services procurement.
    1988 - 1990 Director of Transportation and Distribution
    Service Corporation International * Houston, TX
    Corporate Responsibility for all Private Fleet operations. P&L accountability, 18 regional DCs, Procurement of all international and domestic transportation services.
    1974 - 1987 Director of Transportation and Distribution
    Reliance Electric Company - COM/TEC Division * Franklin Park, IL
    Corporate responsibility for all domestic and international transportation services which included Truck, Rail, Air, Ocean and Barge for traffic moving between vendor to plant, plant to DC and DC to customer. Warehouse management for 3 plants and 7 regional DCs.
    EXPERIENCE  Responsible for transportation and distribution of products throughout the U.S., Canada and MX
     Reduced carrier base of 350 to 125 core carriers, renegotiated corporate-wide transportation pricing on all modes of transportation, developed load planning, organized regional distribution and reduced a $42 million logistics expense by 25%.
     Developed a freight pay match system to manage anticipated freight, actual freight invoicing and freight invoiced or allowed to customer for freight accrual.
     Formulated shipping procedures for high volume small package, LTL, truckload and rail shipments thus reducing transit times and enhanced customer service.
     Developed systems integration to simplify the shipping process. 15% labor reduction.
     Developed, implemented and maintained a logistics strategy with team support from planning, and inventory control, in accordance with the corporate plan.
     Developed, implemented and managed logistics operating standards.
     Formulated process to ensure timeliness and accuracy of product shipments, warehousing, and transportation for maximum customer satisfaction and lowest cost. Reduced freight expense as a % to sales by 7%
     Established system to investigate and track customer complaints involving issues such as product damage, overcharges, shipping errors, late deliveries, on-time deliveries and carrier performance.
     Developed, implemented and maintained Carrier Performance Measurements.
    VALUE OFFERED Experienced Global Logistics and Compliance Professional
    ï Expertise in all aspects of Project Logistics Management
    ï Expertise in all modes of transport (air, ocean, rail, truck and barge)
    ï Specialist in import and export process, procedure and Trade Compliance
    ï Expertise in WMS / TMS, EDI, RF and inventory control systems
    ï Specialist in Ocean, Barge, Rail and Truck rates and contract development
    ï Well honed skills in rate and contract negotiations
    ï An uncompromising consideration for customer service to ensure satisfied clients and the building of a good reputation
    ï Team-oriented leadership style with emphasis on consistent employee training to ensure job competence
    ï Dynamic people, communication and organizational skills
    ï Competent budget management, forecasting and cost analysis
    ï Competent in all Microsoft systems applications Outlook, Word, Excel spreadsheet
    All data types, labels, constants, formulas, specific functions, data transfer, import, export

     International Material Management Society
     International Transportation Management Association
     Council of Supply Chain Management
     Transportation Consumer Protection Council
     National Industrial Transportation League
     Freight Transportation Consultants Association

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