CakeBoxx Advisors

CakeBoxx is the Next Generation of Shipping Containers

Garry Whyte
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Garry Whyte is the inventor of the CakeBoxx doorless cargo container concept. He conceived of the CakeBoxx concept in 2005 while following a container down Interstate 5 in Oregon after a meeting at Nike about a pilfered container. 

His innate curiosity, engineering skill and waterfront experience with his father working on the T6 terminal docks in the Port of Portland provided the practical problem-solving skills to conceive of the imminently practical and simple concept of the doorless container. Garry spent a number of years socializing and refining the concept throughout the global intermodal trade community, concluding the application of the CakeBoxx model had practical appeal and a place in commerce.  He now serves as technical advisor to CakeBoxx Technologies as the company brings the CakeBoxx product line to market.

Prior to CakeBoxx Garry had a successful history as an inventor of products and solutions for numerous industries. Beginning in 1976, he worked in agricultural design engineering, helping to develop numerous products, including: the first continuous process methane digester that generates both electricity and fertilizer; the first large-scale hydraulic vegetable transplanter; a commercial vegetable harvesting vehicle appropriate to a wide range of crops and even an antibiotic, ultraviolet strobe light for an elephant with a tusk ache.Garry’s projects outside of agriculture have involved design work on very-high-vacuum systems used in nuclear decontamination and complete design and engineering responsibility for a 24,000-pound, air transportable, wheeled vehicle that cleans petroleum spills from shorelines.  His work on non-commercial projects includes development of the 1-800-CHARITY national donation delivery service, which sprang from Mr. Whyte’s desire to send a charitable contribution to a couple featured on a national television news program.

Jose ‘Paolo’ Delgado
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Paolo Delgado is the COO of Delbros Waterfront Leasing and Managing Director of Delgado Brothers Incorporated in Manila, Philippines and Beijing, China.  He is well-versed in intermodal cargo equipment leasing operations, Southeast Asian logistics and China manufacturing and material sourcing.

A successful entrepreneur and international businessman, he is also the Director and Treasurer for a joint venture between Delbros and the United Parcel Service (Philippines), which includes the operation of the UPS hub at the former Clark Air Force Base. Paolo also serves as a board member for five other international companies operating in the Southeast Asia region. In 2002, while still a university student, he founded the BHI Group, a trading and manufacturing company based in the United States and China. Upon graduating from Babson College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Finance, Paolo moved to China where he continued expanding the company.

Paolo is now based in Manila. He is active in social service, education and non-profit organizations. He speaks English, Filipino, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin.

Nancy Williams
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Nancy Williams has extensive experience in the areas of national intelligence, security and supply chain security. She is currently based in the Washington DC area after an extended period in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where she still active in a consultancy for international business interests. Nancy was previously the Founder and Director of the Washington, DC-based Security Division of Cotecna Inspection SA, a global company based in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Her earlier experience in the intelligence/national security world guided the expansion of Cotecna into the world of supply chain security.  Her work on global projects, teamed with prominent US companies such as Black and Veatch, Unisys and Sandia National Laboratories, has helped her to develop and test the use of technology and human intelligence in supply chain security – notably during the well-documented Operation Safe Commerce conducted by the US Department of Homeland Security in the years following 9-11.In 2006-2007 she convened and chaired the global committee to draft the first international security standard for the International Standards Organization (ISO 28000).  Compliance with ISO 28000 (a management systems standard) has become a significant measure of security compliance in major ports/terminals worldwide.  As an advocate for the development of business-friendly yet national-security-responsive security processes and technologies for the supply chain, Nancy’s easy access to government and private sector power brokers remains a powerful tool.

Richard Gluck
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Richard Gluck is the owner of the Garvey Schubert Barer Law firm in Washington DC. With offices in New York, Seattle, Portland, Washington and Beijing, the GSB Law firm is a leader in several areas of practice, including global trade, transportation, intellectual property, and product liability.Richard has more than 30 years of experience practicing transportation law in Washington, D.C.  His specialties include global antitrust protection, liability protection from damage to third parties, compliance with U.S. and international cargo screening and security requirements, restrictions on trading with certain countries and consumer protection standards and best practices.

Richard appears regularly before US Federal government departments and agencies such as the Federal Maritime Commission, the Departments of Transportation, Defense and Homeland Security. He represents companies in the logistics, freight, shipping and related industries as well as port authorities, terminal operators, insurance companies and trade associations.

Among many other activities, Richard is outside general counsel to the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the largest U.S. trade association for third party logistics companies in the United States. TIA is the U.S. member of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations. He serves as the chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Body on Legal Matters and as the U.S. delegate to its Working Group on Sea Transport. He was the representative of FIATA and TIA to the United Nations Conference on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in its deliberations on the proposed new ocean cargo liability convention known as the “Rotterdam Rules.”

He is also the U.S. editor of Forwarderlaw.com, a legal web site for the forwarding industry, and has lectured and written frequently on legal issues affecting third party logistics providers, including freight forwarders, transportation brokers and non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs).

Vice Adm. Alan S. Thompson
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Vice Adm. Alan S. Thompson retired from Naval service in January 2012 and is currently an Independent Consultant.

Vice Adm. Thompson became director of the Defense Logistics Agency in November 2008. As such he was responsible for providing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other federal agencies with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services in peace and war. These services include logistics information, materiel management, procurement, warehousing and distribution of spare parts, food, clothing, medical supplies and fuel, reutilization of surplus military materiel and document automation and production. This worldwide mission is performed by approximately 27,000 civilian and military personnel with annual sales of $46 billion.Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from UCLA, where he received his commission through the Naval ROTC program. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and completed the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Senior Executive Program.

Thompson has served in a variety of key leadership positions afloat and ashore. At sea, he served as assistant supply officer, USS David R. Ray (DD 971); supply officer, USS Chandler (DDG 996); and as supply officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

Ashore, he has served at the Naval Supply Systems Command, the former Naval Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia; commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Naval Air Station, Miramar; and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). He was the commanding officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk and a CNO Fellow on the CNO Strategic Studies Group. Thompson’s flag assignments included duty as commander, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Defense Logistics Agency, director, Supply, Ordnance, and Logistics Operations Division (N41), Office of the CNO, and as commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and chief of the Navy’s Supply Corps.

Thompson’s personal awards include the Defense and Navy Distinguished Service Medals, Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and a number of unit and campaign awards. He is a qualified Naval Aviation Supply Officer and Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. Thompson is also a member of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Corps.