US Logistics Promotes Gary Pinson to Vice President - USMC Programs

Barstow Depot Manning Approaches 200 Personnel at Year End

Dec 01, 2010, 20:36 ET from US Logistics Inc.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- US Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of private equity consolidator Ranger International Services Group, announces the promotion of Gary Pinson to Vice President –USMC Programs.  Pinson serves as the company's Program Manager for Barstow, CA operations. US Logistics is a government outsourcing contractor specialized in tactical vehicle overhauls and repairs, technical staffing, base logistics, and aircraft technical services, headquartered near Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Since retirement from a successful career in federal service, Pinson has managed several DoD contracts and consulted for other DoD contractors. As the VP –USMC Programs for US Logistics, Pinson will oversee the continuing growth of US Logistics' USMC Programs division, namely the operations at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Barstow and a recently awarded USMC contract at Twentynine Palms, CA while maintaining vigilance on quality, safety, and F.A.R. compliance. US Logistics is a key supplier of skilled technical services for overhaul and maintenance of heavy vehicles at the Marine Corps depot.

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Chuck Swannack, CEO of US Logistics said: "The Marine Corps is a significant customer, and our growing operations in California warrant the higher caliber leadership that Gary Pinson and his team are delivering. With a wealth of program management experience and vast knowledge of MCLB-Barstow, Gary is very deserving of this promotion. US Logistics is fortunate to have Gary leading our professional team on this important mission for our military."

Gary Pinson brings an array of DoD maintenance and logistics knowledge to customers, with over 30 years as a senior manager and consultant. Pinson has served as Program Director at the Defense Distribution Depot in Barstow, CA for EG&G Logistics, as well as Program Director and V.P. of Guam Operations for Eagle Support Services. In those positions he managed the global distribution operations of a combined 98,000 line items, $3.5B inventory and 2.5M sq ft of inside and 1.2M sq ft of outside storage. Pinson has been a recipient of the "Exceptional Civilian Service Medal," the "Meritorious Civilian Service Medal," and the "Career Service Award" from the Defense Logistics Agency. He holds a BA from the University of LaVerne, and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He has been a guest lecturer at the Naval Post Graduate School at Monterrey, CA.

Pinson's promotion comes at a pivotal time for US Logistics' USMC support programs as manning continues to increase at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Barstow (MCLB). US Logistics expects to exceed 200 persons there by the end of 2010. US Logistics employees stationed at MCLB perform overhaul and maintenance on large numbers of military vehicles returning from the Middle East deployment areas. MCLB is one of three very large support depots in the Marines' national logistics network. Barstow supports Marine forces west of the Mississippi, the Far East and Asia. MCLB provides a ready and controlled source of technical competence for the entire array of Marine Corps ground weapon systems and equipment. MCLB is the only remaining full capability ground combat support maintenance facility west of the Mississippi River, according to its official website. The Barstow contract is the largest prime award in US Logistics' history, possibly reaching nearly $100 million aggregate over multiple years if all options are exercised.

US Logistics operates in the growing military outsourcing arena. The US Government is pursuing competitive sourcing and privatization to free up dollars for its highest priorities, especially modernization. It is within this arena that US Logistics has established its strong reputation for quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. In an array of challenging contracts over its history, US Logistics has completed projects in eight countries and 38 states. Its people serve inside the U.S. as well as in critical locations overseas. The company maintains a lean cost model, and is able to offer its Government or Prime Contractor customers an absolute cost advantage combined with measurably superior quality metrics on a consistent and reliable basis. US Logistics has strong backing from large institutional shareholders, and a deeply experienced management team at multiple levels.

Ranger International, the parent company, is a privately held investment and management holding company that partners with larger private equity institutions to acquire and grow companies in aviation services and aerospace/defense support operations.  Ranger Aerospace and its co-investors add value to acquired companies via seasoned veterans experienced in an array of aerospace/defense operations, engineering, business services, TQM, marketing, and private equity.  The Ranger headquarters office is in Greenville SC. For more information on US Logistics, please visit www.us-L.com.  For information about Ranger and other US Logistics affiliates, visit:  www.rangerinternational.com, www.cavinternational.com, www.rangertechworks.com, and www.rangeraerospace.com.

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