Varetta W. Wright, President of Sovana Global Logistics brings 26 years of leadership, team building and program management experience. She has led teams and offices of 30-40 people which included all of their internal and external support from payroll to human resource services to project management and planning. She has provided vision, business planning strategic direction and financial planning and oversight for SGL. Her past work experiences include working for the Department of the Navy, Department of the Army, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and the Smithsonian Institution. She has worked in several locations in Italy and several locations in Germany. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education.
William Loewendick is the Director of Logistics has over 18 years experience in warehousing, transportation and freight forwarding. Over the course of his career he was the owner/managing partner of a successful trucking company and adept at dispatching, load management and quality control (timeliness of delivery). As an account manager for a freight forwarder he personally led a team of warehouse and operations personnel in successfully servicing two multi-million dollar accounts. He was responsible for receiving, validation, inventory, storage, packing and shipping of various types of cargo on behalf of the customer. He was lauded for his communications with customers and timely reporting of data.
Jamie L. Loewendick has over 20 years experience with several major freight forwarders and will bring her experience to Sovana Global Logistics as the General Manager and Director of Operations. Her responsibilities include freight operations, oversight of warehouse activities, and driving the sales and marketing effort. She has years of successful performance in each of those areas. Over the course of her career she has handled perishables, dry freight, temperature sensitive freight, over-sized freight, dangerous goods (hazmat) and bio-medical goods. She has also been the COO of a company with over 8 million dollars annual revenue and has handled all of the associated administrative functions from human resources to facilities to finance. She is adept at managing all aspects of a small business. She is passionate about moving freight and ensuring the customer satisfaction.
The United States Congress enacted rules that favor defense trade between the US and the United Kingdom and Australia. By establishing “Approved” or “Trusted” defense traders in treaties signed on September 29, 2010, formed special cooperation between the US and Australia, and between the US and the UK. These treaties are currently being implemented as law in three countries.
In the US, these Treaties will advance the trade of certain defense articles controlled pursuant to the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) (Title III of the Security Cooperation Act of 2010) between the countries.
Currently, the ITAR and the regulatory procedures are very cumbersome and restrictive. These Treaties remove the requirement for individual export licenses and allow for the license-free movement of eligible defense articles, including those that are ITAR-controlled, within the approved Australian, UK and USA communities. These changes, among others, are reflected in changes currently being made to the ITAR.