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Rick Thomas - Senior Vice President, CEVA Logistics

Rick Thomas is Senior Vice President, Automotive Operations for CEVA Logistics and he is based in its Jacksonville, Florida office. CEVA is one of the world’s leading logistics companies, providing end-to-end design, implementation and operational capabilities in freight forwarding, contract logistics, transportation management and distribution management. 


Mr. Thomas began his career with Customized Transportation, Inc., a CEVA predecessor, in 1993 as a dock supervisor in Memphis, Tennessee working with just-in-time transportation to all of General Motors North America assembly plants.   He continued to take on growing responsibilities within the Company.  Some of the many customers he has served include Verizon, Honda, Rolls Royce Aerospace, Andersen Windows, HP and Caterpillar.


Mr. Thomas grew up in Jacksonville, graduating from Terry Parker High School and graduated from Florida State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.