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Mr. Jerry L. Nagel

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Rickmers-Linie Inc
350 Glenborough Dr. Suite 180
Houston , Texas 77067
United States

Company Description: Rickmers-Linie is a member of the Hamburg based Rickmers Group. With more than 170 years to its name, the company provides a world-wide network of liner services...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bismarck High School
  • MA , economics
    University of North Dakota
  • Master of Arts degree , economics
    University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor Degree , economics
    University of North Dakota
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Web References
Jerry Nagel - Houston Maritime Museum, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
Jerry Nagel
President & CEO, Rickmers-Linie (America), Inc.
Mr. Nagel is responsible for all project and break-bulk shipping activities in the Americas for one of the world's leading project-breakbulk-heavylift carriers. He chairs the WGMA Education Committee and is a Director and Executive Committee member of the Greater Houston Port Bureau as well as being a member of the Industry Advisory Boards to the Breakbulk Institute and UH Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy. Mr. Nagel graduated from LSU with degrees in transportation management and economics.
Jerry ..., 19 Nov 2014 [cached]
Jerry Nagel
Jerry Nagel believes strongly that participatory leadership and dialogue processes create communities and organizations where people are treated with respect and where there is an opportunity for all voices to be present and to be heard. These processes bring forth the knowledge, wisdom and leadership capacity that is within each of us, our organizations, and our communities. Jerry is deeply committed to hosting meaningful conversations around many of our most difficult issues, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation and political and economic power.
Jerry is President of the Meadowlark Institute, an organization committed to developing our individual and collective capacity to engage in meaningful conversations with those who hold different traditions, values and goals. He is a Steward in the Art of Hosting Community of Practice and a Flow Game practitioner. As a fourth generation North Dakotan, Jerry has a deep respect for our connections to the land and places we each come from. Jerry has a Ba and MA in Economics and is currently completing his PhD at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. He has attended the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University as a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow and is also a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow.
"Prairie Business magazine ..., 23 Sept 2010 [cached]
"Prairie Business magazine contributed strongly to our own view of the possibilities on the Northern Plains," claims Jerry Nagel, a consultant with the Meadowlark Institute, an entity related to the Northern Great Plains, Inc., which Nagel helped create in conjunction with the University of Minnesota in 1997 at Crookston, MN.
"We live INTO the stories we tell," says Nagel, a Bismarck native. "The importance of Prairie Business has been to tell positive stories and my gut instinct is to believe that our story could have turned out differently without the magazine."
Now continuing much of the mission of the Meadowlark Project, which Nagel led from 2006 through the end of the decade, he and his team conducted community dialogues in 40 different towns across the northern prairies, getting people to re-think the issues affecting them and talking about leadership. His current mission is to develop projects that tackle more of the serious issues revealed during the dialogues, like how youth and racial minorities can feel more valued.
Executive Moves - Transport Intelligence - logistics research, analysis, solutions, services, trends, third party logistics., 30 Jan 2012 [cached]
Jerry Nagel has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc. In this position he will continue to participate and contribute with his experience to the activities of Rickmers Group in North America. Nagel joined Rickmers in 2004 from Foster Wheeler Corp USA, where he had been the company's traffic manager.
KG in Hamburg, thanked Jerry Nagel for his commitment to the company: "As President & CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc, Jerry has truly established and developed a powerful organisation in America and has contributed significantly to the image of our company in the US."
Nagel's former position as President & CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc has been assumed by Sean Carney (pictured), effective June 1, 2011.
Prior to Kane is Able, Drajpuch was with USCO Logistics Services, a division of Kuehne and Nagel, over a 15-year period.
Spotlight on Charles Flournoy, 19 Jan 2011 [cached]
Spotlight on Jerry Nagel
President - Rickmers-Linie (Americas)
Though he's now a captain of industry, Jerry Nagel started at 18 working in a bag gang loading ships in the Port of New Orleans. Working weekends and summers, he graduated in 1970 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a major in transportation economics, and began work with Furness Withy, a shipping agent out of New Orleans.
Beginning as a trainee, Jerry spent the first year learning every aspect of the business-representing the first full container service in the Gulf of Mexico, Jerry learned to keep track of containers, developing new methodologies and systems to go along with the new mode of moving cargo. This was at a time when the modern infrastructure necessary for container movement didn't yet exist so containers had to be moved with barge mounted derricks normally used for heavy-lift cargo, but Jerry spent the decade moving containers and helping to lay the foundation for the modern container industry.
Before joining Rickmers in 2004, Jerry worked for Dalton Steamship Company as their vice president of liner services, for E.S. Binnings as an Executive Vice President, Inchcape as Line Manager, and Foster Wheeler as a Traffic Manager.
Working in such a variety of fields-stevedoring, carriers, agency, terminals, warehousing and trucking- for many years allows Jerry to better manage the carrier Rickmers because, in his own words, "It's all about perspective. When you see the other side of Vopak the equation, you know where all the hot buttons are and can provide answers and consistent service. One particular piece of cargo stands out in his mind both because of the size and the timing. Within a month of starting at Foster Wheeler, Jerry was called upon to submit a transportation plan and budget to move a 1,500 ton pressure vessel from Japan to Texas. Though the size and scope of the project was astounding, within 18 months, the project was complete-under budget.
With forty years of experience in the industry, Jerry is a spokesman both for the maritime community and for the region. Speaking to the American Association of Port Authorities at their convention in Galveston, Jerry pointed to Texas on the large US map projected on the wall. "I've got to say, when it comes to oversize and heavy lift break-bulk cargo, we're the best in the country-you can't compete with the business environment here in Texas. Moving down the map, brows furrowed as Jerry continued, "Now heading east along the gulf coast, you get decreasing levels of competence-until you hit about Savannah/Charleston- then as you travel North, you get increasing levels of incompetence. Same story on the west coast-Seattle/Tacoma/Portland, they're pretty good... but the level of difficulty just increases as you head south towards LA." This competency referred to infrastructure, geography and physical expertise. When he finished his discussion, Jerry was surprised as the port directors from several ports came up to him. "They asked me for a copy of the presentation" he recalls, "They told me they wanted toshow it to their people back home and start making improvements."
Houston Pilots In addition to his work at Rickmers, Jerry is an indefatigable advocate of maritime education. "We have a knowledge vacuum inthis industry-not the people who are working today, but we don't yet have a strong enough educational process to bring new people into the industry. Just like his work at Rickmers, Jerry isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and put in the work necessary to accomplish the job. Working with the Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy at the University of Houston, Jerry speaks to classes about moving cargo and careers in the logistics and transportation industries while at the same time working with the school administration to move the program forward. He also works to develop area maritime high schools: "We work with the kids and show them what our industry is about-for example, once a year we bring them on board a Rickmers ship so they get a taste of what goes on along the waterfront."
In addition to his work as a director of the Greater Houston Port Bureau, Jerry is active as the chairman of the Breakbulk Institute Board of Advisors, a newly nominated director of the West Gulf Maritime Association, the University of Houston Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy Industry Advisory Board, an Editorial Advisory Board member for Breakbulk Magazine, a trustee of the Houston Maritime Museum, and a member of both the Houston Propeller Club and has participated with the Port of Houston High School Curriculum Advisory Board. He and his wife Linda reside in Spring, TX where he stays active in community organizations having formerly been involved with the
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