John Magee joined VLS Recovery Services (VLS) in January of 2020 as the President and CEO. With more than 2 decades of experience in the transportation industry and a track record of building exceptional organizations, John is fully committed to delivering unique and innovative solutions in waste management, railcar cleaning, and marine services.
He began his business career in 1994 with Eagle Global Logistics (EGL) and became an integral part of its growth into one of the largest global freight forwarding companies in the United States. John served in roles such as National Account Manager, Managing Director, Vice President of the South Pacific, Vice President of the U.K., Ireland and Benelux, and Senior Vice President of the South-Central U.S./Latin America region. He retired from the company upon its 2007 acquisition by CEVA Logistics.
John later took on the position of President and CEO of Crane Worldwide Logistics. Under his leadership, Crane Worldwide grew from 12 offices and $40M in business in 2008, to 120 offices in 30 countries and did almost $1B in 2019. His experiences make him uniquely qualified to help VLS become an industry leader in waste management, marine services, and railcar cleaning.
John was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Gulf Coast Area in the Manufacturing and Distribution division and is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). His bachelor’s degree in Business Administration was conferred by the University of North Texas in 1994, where John now sits on the Board of their Center of Logistics within their Business School.
John has been married to his wife, Sally, for 23 years and has 3 children, Adelaide, Camille, and Declan. In his free time, John enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and cooking.