DAVID M. COHN
Phone / Fax: 504-***-****
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bilingual seasoned professional with international and domestic experience in containerized terminal operations and Intermodal fleet maintenance.
- Solid background in all areas of the marine industry - commercial/cargo vessel supplies, container/chassis repairs/refurbishment/modifications and sales. Broad experience in equipment leasing and labor contract negotiations.
- Successfully restructured and implemented terminal operations for the largest intermodal repair depot in Costa Rica.
- Extensive knowledge of Maintenance and Terminal Facility Development.
- Accomplished in the conceptualization and administration of innovative business and marketing strategies, thereby attracting customers and maximizing Corporate Profitability
Bachelor of Science - Environmental Health
Technical Services 10 / 2016 – Present
Contracted to perform condition inspections on potential after market candidates from existing Intermodal fleet ( gensets, refrigerated containers and chassis ). Determine costs thresholds to justify investment for market / project suitability.
Chiquita Fresh North America, L.L.C. 05 / 2015 – 09 / 2016
Port Everglades, Florida
Coach, Mentor and Supervise a crew of production mechanics. Schedule required equipment repairs and PM’s. Participate in / train the mechanics to new and updated repairs to chassis, gensets and refrigerated containers. Support fleet management in modifications, reframing, repositioning, termination and introduction of recently manufactured, owned / leased intermodal equipment.
Contractor Services 01 / 2012 – 04 / 2015
Provide technical support to Intermodal Terminals, Repair Vendors and Equipment Leasing Companies. Identify and solve matters pertaining to equipment handling, damages, productivity, pre and post repair inspections.
Intermodal Support Services 01 / 2011 - 12 / 2011
Created and executed project to determine Intermodal fleet condition based on routine equipment inspections performed on FEC owned and leased chassis, containers and trailers. Generate work orders to repair damaged units. Monitor the quality and progress of repairs. Identify damage sources and provide damage inspection reports to management. Provide complete technical support on all aspects, from the staging, to the loading / unloading of Intermodal equipment from the FEC trains, operating in the Hialeah and Fort Lauderdale FEC Rail Terminals.
Marine Paints & Coatings, Inc. 04 / 2006 - 12 / 2010
Manager / Co-owner
Established company to introduce and distribute marine paint products for the South Florida, Caribbean, Central and South America regions. Provided refurbished after market equipment to the same region. Directed all matters relevant to the shipping of sold Intermodal containers and chassis from Port Everglades and the Port of Miami to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America
Phoenix Parts Inc. 10 / 2005 - 03 / 2006
Reorganized and expanded existing business of selling intermodal parts to the shipping industry in South Florida, Caribbean and Central America. Developed ocean freight capability, in order to ship FCL and LCL loads to clients throughout the Americas. from Port Everglades and the Port of Miami.
ANDACO 01 / 1998 - 08 / 2005
Provide intermodal terminal support with equipment handling and damage analysis services. Integral participation between Repair / Leasing companies and agent / owners in delicate contract negotiations. Represent interest of large entities through the education and training of on-site personnel in proper certified technical repair recommendations. Launched a successful intermodal part sales operation with international interests.
USACO 01 / 1993 - 12 / 1997
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Responsible for the development and expansion of the technical department in addition to expanding existing customer base while maintaining close working relationships with vendors. Developed innovative repair methodologies, perpetual inventory system ( congruent with existing governmental regiments ). Successfully restructured and implemented streamlined terminal operations, thus reducing costs and increasing productivity. Provided complete terminal support to refrigerated containerized cargoes.
SEALAND SERVICES, Inc. 04 / 1990 - 12 / 1992
Port Everglades, Florida
Maintenance Operations Supervisor
Coordinated and supervised union ( ILA ) personnel, that were directly involved in the loading and unloading shipping containers from Sealand vessels in Port Everglades. Managed union (ILA) mechanics that were performing structural programs and in-service repairs on Sea-Land, Maersk and P&O / Nedlloyd intermodal equipment. Conducted problem solving seminars, for interdepartmental coordination. Managed all external vendor in-service / offhire repairs for intermodal equipment. Attained company recognition for outstanding professional and personal contributions, which led to unprecedented improvements within the areas of productivity, cost reduction and personnel morale.
UNICON INTERNATIONAL 06 / 1986 - 03 / 1990
Managed and performed on / offhire, damage inspections and vessel surveys on intermodal equipment. Responsible for marketing and customer service for entire South Florida District.
BARBER BLUE SEA, N.A. 10 / 1984 - 05 / 1986
Maintenance Manager - South Atlantic Region
Responsible for all vessel loading/unloading and in-service / offhire repairs on intermodal equipment. Supervised company employees as well as outside vendors. Instituted innovative solutions to cost control applications. Achieved high levels of success in restructuring outdated methods of maintaining and repairing the company fleet.
XTRA, Inc.02 / 1983 - 09 / 1984
South Atlantic Field Maintenance Supervisor
Supervision of container / chassis repairs, refurbishment of intermodal equipment operations for the South Atlantic Area.
MAINTAINER GULF Inc. 01 / 1982 - 01 / 1983
New Orleans, Louisiana
Performed on / offhire surveys, vessel surveys and prepared damage inspection reports on intermodal equipment for the Houston and New Orleans areas