President and Chief Executive Officer
As president and chief executive officer of MIQ Logistics, John Carr leads the company’s efforts to provide global, transportation and distribution services, enabling customers to improve overall supply-chain processes and more efficiently connect with their suppliers and final consumers. Carr joined the company in 2007 as president of Americas and Europe.
Carr has more than 30 years of experience in global logistics. He has distinguished himself in his work with customers on solutions design and subsequent implementation, demonstrating that execution is the key to success in the supply-chain world. Before MIQ Logistics, Carr was president of Global Supply Chain Management at BAX Global Logistics. He was group vice president and, later, executive vice president of Sales & Marketing at Fritz Companies. Carr also held leadership positions at Profit/LEP International (GEO Logistics).
Carr has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of the Georgia Technology Institute Advisory Board for the Executive Master’s in International Logistics advanced degree program. Carr also is on the advisory board and past chairman of Kidz2Leaders, a nonprofit organization that helps change the lives of prisoners’ children and break the cycle of incarceration
Chief Information Officer
As chief information officer, Dan Bentzinger has worldwide responsibility for all information-technology-related functions at MIQ Logistics, including application development and support.
Before joining the company, Bentzinger was senior vice president and chief information officer for Transportation.com where he led the technology development group for the start-up company. Before that, Bentzinger was chief information officer for The Kansas City Southern Railway (KCSR) and let that organization through a period of great transition. Early in his career, he also held positions at Yellow Technology Services, Andersen Consulting and IBM.
Chief Legal Counsel
As chief legal counsel for MIQ Logistics, Paul Fitzpatrick oversees the company’s legal and compliance matters. Fitzpatrick is both a licensed customs broker and an attorney. Fitzpatrick has 40 years of experience as a customs broker and international forwarder in Boston, New York, Hong Kong and London. His experience includes: President and Principal, W.N. Proctor Co.; Senior Vice President, International Operations, Tower Group International (a McGraw-Hill Company); Director, Principal and Co-Founder, USF Asia Group; and President, Member and Co-Founder, GPS Logistics.
Prior to MIQ Logistics, Fitzpatrick was “Of Counsel” to the Trade Law Firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg PA, where his customs practice included compliance assessments and regulatory due diligence on potential acquisitions. His transportation practice focused on cargo loss, damage and delay, and errors and omissions claims. He has experience as a trial attorney and is a strong resource in international law and compliance. Fitzpatrick received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a juris doctor from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).
Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer for MIQ Logistics, Brenda Stasiulis is responsible for global finance, accounting and treasury. Stasiulis, who joined the company in 2004, also has responsibility for human resources and benefits.
Stasiulis was a part of YRC Worldwide for 6 years and held the position of vice president – assistant controller. Responsibilities included regulatory filings, worldwide consolidation and global policies. Prior to that she was with Ernst & Young LLP for 16 years. While there, Stasiulis worked in the audit practice, specializing in manufacturing and service industries.
Stasiulis earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting, graduating magna cum laude from Baker University. She received her CPA certification in 1989. She is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and the United Way Young Leaders Society. An alumna of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Stasiulis leads a group of alumni volunteers in managing the budget for maintaining its 100-year-old housing structure.
Vice President, Global Business Development
As Vice President, Global Business Development for MIQ Logistics, Capodanno leads our global sales strategy and initiatives, with oversight of all global business development activities around the world.
Capodanno has over 20 years of experience in air/ocean forwarding and global supply chain management. His global experience includes roles in sales leadership, ocean procurement, operational management and strategic development. Before joining MIQ Logistics, he was a consultant in strategic development and logistics for the New York Shipping Exchange and Chanje Energy. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director at CMA CGM Logistics, Commercial Director for CEVA Logistics Asia Pacific, and held leadership roles with the NYK Group.
Capodanno earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. In addition, he has received multiple certifications including Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage from MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain from the University of Alabama, Advanced Certification in IT and Operations Systems from the University of Florida, and PDCA and Lean 3M Business Leader Practices.
Managing Director, North America
As managing director, North America, Dvorak is responsible for operations and sales and the organization’s overall development in North America.
Dvorak joined the company in 2001. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president, Global Carrier Management and Pricing, responsible the company’s ocean and air-carrier strategy, procurement and the global request-for-quotation (RFQ) process, as well as operational responsibility for the Midwest Region.
Before joining MIQ Logistics, Dvorak was airfreight product director and then director of Global Services for GPS USA. He also worked at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including general manager of the Chicago branch. Dvorak earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with minors in German and international business, from Illinois State University.
Managing Director, Asia
As managing director, Asia, Marco Gaeta is responsible for operations, sales and the organization’s overall development in 11 countries in Asia, a position he has held since 2012.
Gaeta has over 25 years of logistics experience in the European and Asian region. His career started with an international freight forwarding apprenticeship with Gondrand Ltd. Over his next 15 years there, he honed his industry experience and skills, and gained important cultural, linguistic and economic insights about China.
In 2004, Gaeta moved to Dachser Far East Ltd., where he served initially as general manager of Sales for the Hong Kong office and then general manager of Sales for Greater China. In 2010, Gaeta went to Damco Hong Kong Ltd where he was appointed Sales director for the North-Asia Region.
Managing Director, EMEA
Located in the United Kingdom, Martin has 33 year of industry experience. He joined the company in 1995 and was promoted to managing director in 2002. During his tenure with MIQ Logistics, he was instrumental in its acquisition of a world-class, value-added warehouse company, and the development of an International Supply Chain service offering. His focus on a strong service culture among employees led to the company’s recognition by the Sunday Times and The Independent.
Martin started his career with DHL, and by age 21 he was Gateway Consolidation manager for DHL Air Cargo in the UK. He later moved to B&H Worldwide and helped build its time-critical aircraft support service.
Martin is a member of the British International Freight Association and a fellow of the Institute of Freight Professionals.
Managing Director, Latin America
Checa has over 22 years of logistics industry experience. Prior to his current position, Checa was the project director for MIQ in Latin America, in charge of monitoring logistics projects in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru. He also served as operations manager for Latin America, in charge of shipping and transportation of import materials from mines in Colombia, Peru, Suriname and Chile.
Before joining MIQ Logistics, Checa held multiple roles at Ransa, part of the Romero Group, that included Deputy Manager of Integrated Logistics Services and Head of Mining Logistics Business. Checa studied Economics at Universidad de Lima and pursued specialization studies in Third Party Logistics Operations, Logistics Performance, Cost and Value Measures and Supply Chain Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). Furthermore, he completed the Advanced Program in Business Management (PADE) in Supply Chain Management at Esan, and a PADE in Logistics Operation and Management in Supply Chain at Universidad de Piura.