Gary Davis has taken up a new position as vice-president of business development at finished vehicle logistics provider Nationwide Auto Services (NAS), which carries out vehicle processing, quality inspections and rework for OEM customers.
Davis brings almost 40 years’ experience in operations and corporate sales for automotive plant, port, rail and global supply chain logistics, as well as sales, contract negotiation, trucking and ocean transport. Over that time, he has been involved in projects in China, the Middle East, Europe, Canada and Mexico.
He started working for IML in 1984 as supervisor before transitioning to DAS as yard supervisor, manager and director. From there he spent more than 20 years at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics as vice-president of port operations and business development, retiring from the global logistics provider in December 2021. Since then, he has been working as a consultant
“I look forward to working with NAS, while combining our previous work experiences with a focus on growing the business,” said Davis. “When I had the initial conversation with the Gerencser family about working for them it was an easy decision for me. A family-owned business of 40+ years is doing something right, and I wanted to be a part of their future.”
His motto is: “Take care of the customer or someone else will.”
Eric Gerencser, president of NAS, said having Gary join the NAS family has been a blessing in many ways.
“Not only have Gary and his wife, Lisa, been close family friends of ours over the years, Gary has been a mentor of mine since I was 10 years old, helping my Dad with company golf tournaments in Jacksonville,” he said. “His industry knowledge and the professionalism that he brings to our team will be extremely valuable as we continue to grow our business and look forward to expanding our service offerings with his help. Stay tuned for great things to come in the NAS world.”