Danny Lowry - President
Danny Lowry has “hands-on” experience in a wide variety of transportation and logistics services as an employee and owner of Bennett for the last 24 years. He presently serves as a member of the board of directors and Vice President of Bennett International Group with direct oversight of three operating companies.
Danny has led successful reorganization and growth initiatives for Bennett Distribution Services over the last two years while directing the launch of Bennett Building Systems. The BBS team of industry experts Danny has assembled is in the process of proving that a mature industry can be reinvented to a higher standard as they execute a growth plan to achieve nationwide distribution of their portable storage buildings.
Twelve years ago, Danny assumed leadership of Bennett Truck Transport as a start-up company. By 2000, BTT became recognized as the leading provider of towable services in the nation and has maintained that position through today.
Danny served a four year enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps where he honed his leadership skills and acquired a driving understanding of the critical nature of mission success. He is a member of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), past executive of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association (GMHA), member of the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the President of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association (GMTA).
Chris Sasser - Vice President
After receiving his BBA in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation from Georgia Southern University, Chris started his near 20 year logistics career supervising import and export container traffic and terminal operations for a leading container steamship line. From there, he moved to terminal operations with the world’s largest Ro/Ro and Breakbulk carrier, managing their main U.S. export hub in Savannah, GA. Chris then made his entry into the 3PL industry, where he directed import/export operations in nine major U.S. ports for a large multi-national OEM customer.
After joining BDS, he directed the startup of a multi-modal facility specializing in over dimensional freight and project cargo consolidation. As our VP, Chris serves on the Bennett International Group’s executive committee and maintains senior management oversight of our Project Management and Manufacturing Support segments. Chris is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Warehousing Education and Research Council.
Mark Somers - Facility Manager
Mark first started in warehousing in 1996 as a Freight Handler and rapidly progressed into supervision of reverse logistics and returns processing for a direct marketing company before becoming the Inventory Control Supervisor. Mark then moved to a transportation management assignment in the brokerage division of a southeast regional 3PL. He was then promoted to a business development assignment where he sold reverse logistics services and compiled process manuals and work instructions for all operating units in the company. Mark then re-located to Athens, GA where he earned a BA in Business and Speech Communications from The University of Georgia.
Following graduation, Mark joined the largest 3 PL in the US, where he served as an Operations Supervisor at their Atlanta location before being promoted to Production Manager of a 1.7 million sf. CPG warehouse operation in Rialto, CA. He was then recruited by an international Medical Supplies Manufacturer as a Production Manager directing the manufacturing of cardio-vascular stents for export to the UK. In 2010, Mark joined BDS where he presently directs the operations of our 437,500 square foot shared space warehouse in Augusta, GA.
Paul Wilson - VP Business Development
In Paul’s 35 years of business experience, he has worked as an operating executive and consultant providing leadership in logistics, supply chain and transportation management to a variety of industries. He was the Senior VP of an international catalog company and the President of a 3PL that provided warehousing packaging, returns processing, order fulfillment and transportation services to over 50 client companies in some 2 million square feet of warehousing facilities. As a contractor, Paul was responsible for the executive management of logistics for a $950 million manufacturing company with operations in Europe, the Far East, North and South America.
For nearly 20 years of Colonel Wilson’s Marine Corps career, he led reserve logistics units in combat service support and aviation ground support operations.
Paul has a BA degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Warehousing Education and Research Council and American Mensa.