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Richard Dodd

NARS Immediate Past President

RDC Logistics

President

14080 Palm Dr., Ste 135
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Phone: 760.309.2487

Fax: 331.643.3369

About Richard Dodd

Richard Dodd is founder and President of RDC Logistics, a logistics consulting and contract services firm based in Desert Hot Springs, California. He has 33 years logistics experience, both as vendor and shipper. Mr. Dodd’s experience includes all types of rail, truck, barge, ocean and parcel shipments; inbound and outbound; raw material and finished product; dry and liquid bulk; inland waterway transport; packaged material and product; domestic and import-export; transportation management systems (TMS) and freight payment applications; and executive recruiting in the logistics discipline. His industry experience and expertise includes oil field services, minerals, chemicals, steel, publishing, airline, forest products, and third-party logistics.

Previously, from 1995-2007 Mr. Dodd was employed by M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger company specializing in oilfield services, drilling fluids and chemicals, as Manager of Logistics Worldwide and Manager of Supply Chain Projects. Prior, he was Director- Carrier Relations at Advo, Inc., a Valassis company, where he developed core carrier and freight payment programs for its domestic transportation operations of printed consumer media.

Mr. Dodd currently is Immediate Past President of North American Rail Shippers (NARS) and serves on the board of Southwest Association of Rail Shippers (SWARS) as Past President. He also served on the Board of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) from 2006-2012. He was recognized as “Person of the Year” by Southwest Association of Rail Shippers in 2011 and by North American Rail Shippers in 2013.

Mr. Dodd holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a guest lecturer on the railroad industry at the University of Houston, and authors a periodic newsletter featuring his opinion-editorial about the state of logistics.

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