Dan Nester

Dan Nester

President and Chief Executive Officer at Polaris Logistics Group

Location:
420 West 1500 South Suite 102, Bountiful, Utah, United States
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last updated 11/16/2017

General Information

Education

University of Toledo

Affiliations

Sports Coordinator  - C.H. Robinson Worldwide , Inc.

Recent News  

Dan Nester, President and Chief Executive Officer, co-founded Polaris Logistics Group in 2013 after 13 years at a large Third Party Logistics company.
Dan brings a vast range of experience to Polaris, including the development and expansion of a broad customer and carrier base. He is responsible for operations, training, sales and accounting for the organization. He also serves as a mentoring resources for his entire staff, helping them develop their logistics skills and ensuring that they provide optimal customer service. A proud resident of Toledo, Ohio, Dan graduated from the University of Toledo in 1998. Dan is active in his church and has raised thousands of dollars for local charities.

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According to Dan Nester, President and Chief Executive Officer, timing for the new Houston location aligns well with the company's plan for strategic growth to new markets.
Houston was especially targeted as it has one of the highest metropolitan GDP's in the country and will be one of the chief beneficiaries of the recently expanded Panama Canal. "The addition of the Houston office positions Polaris at another key access point to high volume freight and carrier hubs - ultimately better serving more of our customers across all North American time zones," Nester said. For Nester, the outlook on the logistics industry and his company under the Trump administration is positive. "The proposed infrastructure bill that was supported by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will pour a lot of money into the economy, and our customer base of manufacturers will be positively impacted. Secondly, President Trump has hinted at some potential changes in both NAFTA and other trade agreements. If even some small changes occur, American manufacturers and the logistics companies that serve them will likely benefit," Nester said. Nester also mentioned that a 2017 FMCSA mandate requiring truckers to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) could result in fewer miles being driven each day and, thus, increased demand for freight capacity - fueling a core service area for his company. According to Nester, over the next two years, the company is on track to add an additional three locations in the eastern and southern United States. The company expects to more than triple its employee count and grow its annual revenue to $35 million over the next five years. For more information: Dan Nester Polaris Logistics Group President and Chief Executive Officer dan.nester@polarislogisticsgroup.com Toll Free: 855-879-7186

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According to Dan Nester, President and Chief Executive Officer, expanding the Polaris footprint is key toward offering cost effective solutions, and maintaining more face-to-face relationships with key partners.
"Since its founding in 2013, the Polaris philosophy has always been to create exceptional value for customers and carrier partners. Part of this means being strategically-located at points across North America, across all time zones and closer to high volume freight and carrier hubs. Polaris is committed to being where the action is," Nester said. In addition to offices in Ohio and California, Polaris Logistics Group also has a location in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to Nester, over the next two years, the company is on track to add an additional two locations in the eastern and southern United States. The company expects to triple its employee count and grow its annual revenue to $25 million over the next five years. For more information: Dan Nester Polaris Logistics Group President and Chief Executive Officer dan.nester@polarislogisticsgroup.com Toll Free: 855-879-7186

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