Steven D. Katz
VOE Consulting, LLC
Steve Katz is the Principle/Owner of VOE Consulting, LLC.
Steven's prior experience in supply chain operations, logistics, and transportation includes the following: Regional Manager – East at Mitsui O.S.K. Lines; Director of Logistics, North/South America, Transamerica Leasing, Inc.; Assistant Vice President – Logistics, Compania Sud America de Vaportes; General Manager, 3rd party logistics, Hanjin Logistics, Inc., Director, Sealaska Global Logistics where he lead the company's start up and development as a 3PL, and Director, Totalogistix, Inc., where he acted as their international subject matter expert.
Steve had a 30 year career as an officer in the U.S. Army, both on active duty and in the reserves, and retired in 2011 as a Colonel. He had numerous deployments to the Middle East, Balkans, and throughout the former Soviet Union. He spent a year in Iraq commanding a special operations unit, and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars and the Combat Action Badge.
Steve has also worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance as a Humanitarian Assistance Advisor to the U.S. military for over five years, both full-time and currently as a part-time contractor. In this role, he has participated in numerous overseas responses/operations including the Iraq complex emergency, Thailand floods, Japan earthquake/tsunami, Libya complex emergency, Horn of Africa food insecurity, and Haiti cholera.
Steve also currently does part-time work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a logistics expert.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in International Relations.