North Carolina CGBP Certified Trainers

Dan Curran, CGBP
Adjunct Professor & Director of Business Development, University of Iowa

International trade and logistics have been Dan’s professional focus since the late 1980’s when the Soo Line Railroad was acquired by the Canadian Pacific. Prior to the Canadian Pacific Acquisition of the Soo Line, he was involved in the integration, rationalization and merging of the Soo Line and the Milwaukee Road of the northern half of the combined properties. His focus turned to business planning as a liaison between client requirements, marketing and operations, he gained the unique perspective of all facets of logistics, which included heavy haul transportation, coordination with other Class 1 rail carriers in the US and Canada, and Intermodal facilities and equipment balancing. After a career on the railroad he took the position of Director of Supply Chain for a company in Iowa which produced starches for the paper industry, food additives and other industrial applications both domestically and internationally. This included responsibility for products moving into South America and along the Asia Pacific rim from Indonesia to China and Japan. He was involved in the establishment of a joint venture with a cassava production facility in Thailand and negotiated supply and logistic arrangements with export trading company.