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JAMES V. CAMARATA
11457 Excelsior Drive • Norwalk, California 90650
562-409-9171 (Home) • jimcam1@earthlink.net

TRANSPORTATION/FLEET or WAREHOUSE MANAGER


Innovative and detail-oriented professional with over 20 years of hands-on experience directing domestic and
international transportation and distribution operations for multimillion- and billion-dollar companies.
• Expertly orchestrates all aspects of shipping and transport needs, with background that includes oversight
of fleets, contractors and logistics requirements.
• Instrumental in achieving substantial savings and revenue gains through strategic improvements to
processes, while serving as a respected partner to vendors and leader to operational teams.

Staff & Operational Management • Fleet/Warehouse Management • Customer Service • P&L Management
Process & Procedure Development • Relationship Management • Team Building & Development
Logistics Management • Contract Negotiations • Regulatory Compliance • Vendor Management
Inventory Management • Safety Protocols (OSHA/DOT) • Union & Non-union Expertise

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SCHNEIDER LOGISTICS, Carson, California • 2008-August 2009
Provider of domestic and international freight transportation services.
Terminal Manager
Led 6-member team (3 Operations Manager, a Warehouse Manager, and support staff) in daily activities for
Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor drayage and cross-docking operations, with ownership of P&L and
oversight of a fleet of up to 50 independent contractors. Directed staff in customer service, sales, driver
recruitment, and training, while managing warehouse inventory and coordinating dispatch of contractors
according to pickup/delivery schedules. Facilitated safety initiatives per DOT and OSHA regulations.
Key Achievements
• Spearheaded start-up of drayage operations, achieving profitability within 6 months. Generated $1M+ in
new revenue by bringing in business of a leading U.S. freight forwarding company.
• Delivered $102K/year savings by restructuring use of warehouse equipment and personnel.
• Optimized warehouse operations through development of metrics that boosted inventory accuracy and
reduced claims, OSHA recordables, overtime, and manpower hours.

TPL LOGISTICS, INC., Torrance, California • 2006-2008


Logistics division of TPL Metals, a supplier of commercial and alloy grade steel items.
General Manager
Directed all aspects of logistics operations for 2 facilities, from management of trucking fleet and equipment to
staff in warehouse, dispatch, shipping/receiving, drayage, and safety departments. Negotiated corporate
transportation rates, audited invoices, held P&L responsibility, and planned and implemented safety programs.

Key Achievements
• Piloted start-up of a new trucking division, anticipated to deliver $1M in annual revenue.
• Slashed overtime 80% and eliminated detention charges through re-coordination of inbound freight.
• Reduced truck turnaround times over 60%, from 1.5 to .5 hours, by driving performance of shipping and
receiving department.

DAVIS WIRE CORPORATION, Irwindale, California • 2004-2006


Wire manufacturer.
Transportation Manager
Piloted transportation logistics and operations of a 200K-square foot warehouse, in a unionized environment.
Scheduled and coordinated freight operations between 5 manufacturing facilities, while managing private fleet
for local deliveries and 25 contract carriers shipping 40+ loads each day. Evaluated, identified, and developed
solutions to address problem areas.
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Davis Wire Corporation – Transportation Manager, continued


Key Achievements:
• Boosted profitability 12% through strategic monitoring of inventory and consolidation of shipments that
optimized cost effectiveness of operations.
• Delivered 13.8% and 10% savings, respectively, through negotiations of new pricing agreement with
truckload carriers and of corporate transportation rates.

ALDWORTH COMPANY/GENERAL ELECTRIC, Mira Loma, California • 2002-2004


Aldworth - nationwide logistics company.

Transportation Manager (Contract position – hired out by General Electric Lighting)


Managed daily activities of 500-square foot warehouse, including drayage operations, private trucking fleet,
and multiple LTL and truck load carriers. Directed inbound stock for $50M inventory, oversaw carrier
selection/negotiations, and ensured adherence to OSHA and DOT safety guidelines. Provided training and
coaching to new and existing employees.

Key Achievements:
• Eliminated need for outside carriers through implementation of harbor and rail programs for procurement
of inbound freight.
• Cut overtime costs 50% through case studies of man-hours and establishment of minimum requirements.

ADDITIONAL HISTORY
NEUROSMITH, Long Beach, California • 1997-2002
Distribution/Transportation Manager
• Directed 3rd-party warehouse operations, including global e-commerce, inventory control, shipping, and
receiving.
• Delivered savings of $100K annually through renegotiation of a 3rd-party pricing agreement.
• Eliminated 98% of shipping errors and charge backs through implementation of new shipping/receiving
procedures that had a direct impact on productivity.

CAREER NOTE: Previous roles: include Shipping Supervisor for Accuride International and
Operations/Warehouse Manager for Document Control System and Carnation Corporation.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Design & Computer-Aided Design
MTI College, Santa Ana
Electronic & Computer Technology Training
Practical Schools, Anaheim, California

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING


Certificate of Training, Powered Industrial Lift Truck • Forklift Safety • Train the Trainer
DOT Training for Drivers of Hazmat Shipments • DOT Hazardous Materials General Awareness
Reasonable Suspicion Testing: Training for Supervisors • DOT Rules & regulations (incl. BIT inspection)

TECHNICAL SKILLS
MS Windows, Excel &Word •TruckMate • Mas 90 • Solomon • Macola • TMS • SB Client • AS400 • Oracle
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Los Angeles Transportation Club

JAMES V. CAMARATA
11457 Excelsior Drive • Norwalk, California 90650
562-409-9171 (Home) • jimcam1@earthlink.net

Dear Hiring Manager:

Generating substantial savings while ensuring the integrity and safety of transportation and warehouse
operations is just one of the ways I have made a name for myself over the course of a 20+year career
that includes leadership of domestic and international activities for multiple employers. I am now looking
to bring my expertise and energy to work for your company in a new and challenging position.

Key to my success is an in-depth understanding of the details and requirements involved in running a
high-quality, safety-focused environment. From training teams on vital regulations and performance
expectations to managing large fleets and contractor groups, I have gained the knowledge and
experience needed to address and resolve issues before they impede progress and growth. My
contributions cover a broad area, from cost-savings to efficiency improvements – in each case, they have
helped build revenue and optimize productivity. I am confident that I can achieve the same positive
results as a vital member of your management team.

Select highlights of my career thus far include:

• Spearheading start-up of drayage operations, achieving profitability within 6 months. Generated


$1M+ in new revenue by bringing in business of a leading U.S. freight forwarding company.
• Optimized warehouse operations through development of metrics that boosted inventory accuracy
and reduced claims, OSHA recordables, overtime, and manpower hours.
• Slashing overtime 80% and eliminated detention charges through re-coordination of inbound freight.
• Delivering 13.8% and 10% savings, respectively, through negotiations of new pricing agreement with
truck load carriers and of corporate transportation rates.
• Eliminating 98% of shipping errors and charge backs through implementation of new
shipping/receiving procedures that had a direct impact on productivity.

As is evidenced by the above, I am well equipped with the essential experience and knowledge needed
to help to lead your organization to new levels of profitability and success. For a more detailed illustration
of my background, please see the enclosed résumé and feel free to contact me at your earliest
convenience.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

James V. Camarata