Gescheit Joins Dunavant Logistics

Rangi Gescheit has joined the Dunavant Logistics Group as logistics services & operations administrator, export. Gescheit, who served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a deputy in criminal special investigation, began his career at Port Elizabeth, N.J. Most recently he was a trade lane manager with DHL Global Forwarding.

Hometown: Yotvata, Israel

Experience: Starting as a clerk in a dusty warehouse next to the port in Elizabeth, N.J., in 2002, Gescheit found a way to climb up in the logistics industry. Among his notable stops are Avgol Industries, where he served as site logistics manager, running the distribution matrix from ocean freight carriers negotiations through freighters chartering when needed, while overseeing the raw material purchasing. His next interesting position was the U.S. trade lane manager for the Israeli lane with DHL Global Forwarding, the world’s largest non-vessel operating common carrier.

Family: Married with three girls

Favorite quote: “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

Favorite movie: “25th Hour” with Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The sports team(s) you root for: Memphis Grizzlies. They are an inspiring organization with diversified international individuals who play together as a team towards a mutual goal with tremendous success.

What’s playing on your stereo right now? “Can’t Make Old Friends” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Coaching youth basketball, reading and spending time with my family.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? The late Yitzhak Rabin, who served Israel as chief of general staff and a true army leader. When he thought the time had come, he continued a political career with a mission to create peace and end the battle of 100 years around the holy land and the Middle East. You need to be courageous to do either. Some do neither. He went on to do both.

What attracted you to your company? A Memphis-based, family-oriented company that evolved from the cotton industry into a customer-needs-oriented global logistics provider. Dunavant is winning team with which I am grateful to be associated.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with people. While we file online and book through email, this business still runs on relationships. Providing solutions for and to our others (i.e., our customers) gives empowerment and a true satisfaction.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? I love the triple “L” saying: Look, listen and learn from others while never stop dreaming. Think outside the box and you will make those dreams come true.

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