Senior Management

Senior Management

The senior management of DSI Logistics is commited to providing total satisfaction for our client partners and their customers with a "Whatever It Takes" attitude.  The senior executives of the company average over 20+ years of home delivery experience and are experts in the area of heavy goods logistics management.  Each member of senior management takes a “hands on” approach to developing unique solutions, enhancing the customer delivery experience, reducing the cost of delivery and minimizing liability exposure.

Jim Forman, President
jim_forman_Jim was one of the first employees of DSI and has played an integral role in the growth and success of the company. As President, Jim is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations and administration,  including developing and executing the firm’s strategic vision. He is also responsible for managing the financial performance of the company, developing the senior leadership team, managing legal affairs, and charting our future.  As the author of the company’s Core Values, Jim is committed to ensuring that the legacy of integrity, excellence and service continues to be the hallmark of the company that he helped to build.

An avid sports fan, Jim enjoys spending time on the golf course as well as watching the local Los Angeles sports teams with his family. 

David Whitley, Executive Vice President
david_whitleyDavid joined DSI Logistics in 2012 to lead the company’s sales and marketing effort. With more than 25 years of industry experience David brings a wealth of knowledge that has contributed to the firm’s success over the last few years.  Prior to joining DSI Logistics, David held senior positions with 3PD, Affinity Logistics and Merchants Home Delivery.

David enjoys traveling, golf and professional sports. While his career included assignments all over the U.S., he remains a loyal fan of the New England Patriots and the Washington Nationals.

Maria Padilla, Director of Accounting and Administration
maria_padillaMaria joined DSI Logistics in 2002 and is the company’s Director of Accounting and Administration.  Maria oversees the day-to-day activities of the accounting department including monthly financial reporting, hauler delivery team settlements and accounts receivable.

A native of the Los Angeles area, Maria enjoys the outdoors and takes full advantage of the sunny California climate to play tennis, hike and relax by the pool.

Jonathan Arrendale, Vice President of Operations
jonathan_arrendaleJonathan joined DSI Logistics in 2000 as an Account Manager and is currently the Vice President of Operations – North Group.  Jonathan’s responsibilities include overseeing all operations and services in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Prior to joining DSI Logistics, Jonathan had extensive experience in the heavy goods home delivery industry having held positions with Exel Direct and Merchants Home Delivery.

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Washington and formerly worked as a TV news reporter. When away from work, he and his wife Theresa can be found exploring Northern California, or some other distant location. A proud father of son Alexander, Jon’s hobbies include music, movies and spending time in the great outdoors.

David Drury, Vice President of Operations
david_druryDave joined DSI Logistics in 2002 and is the Vice President of Operations – South Group.  Dave’s responsibilities include overseeing all operations and services for most of the Southern California market. Dave was instrumental in designing the company development strategy to help employees prepare for advancement. He personally facilitates training classes and promotes the use of all available educational resources to foster growth among his team and the company.

Once a varsity baseball player at the University of Southern California, Dave is a huge Trojans fan. His great uncle was Morley Drury, known as the "Noblest Trojan of them all," a 1920’s running back and USC’s 1st ever 1,000-yard rusher. At home in Southern California, Dave and his wife Linda enjoy their rescued labrador ‘Bella’. He also loves his 5 grandchildren as well as fishing, traveling, gardening, and playing an “occasional” round of golf.

Lee Fischer, Vice President of Operations - Lowes
lee_fischerLee joined DSI Logistics in 2014 and is the Vice President of Operations.  Lee’s primary responsibility is overseeing all operations and services for the Lowes home delivery account.  Lee’s entire career has been in the transportation, logistics and distribution industry. He entered the delivery business by starting a special commodities trucking company with family members .  Lee has held senior positions with Diakon Logistics, Penn Ridge Transportation and Ryder Integrated Logistics.

Lee enjoys spending time with his daughter Alexis and friends made through the years in the industry and abroad. Although not a sports fan, you may find him in Las Vegas during March Madness. Walk up and say “Hello”

Armando Chavez, Director of Information Technology
armando_chavezArmando joined DSI Logistics in 2006 and currently is the Director of Information Technology.  During his tenure with the company he has held numerous roles initially starting as a part-time pre-caller for Mattress Gallery and eventually becoming Operations Supervisor and Assistant Manager.  Armando’s responsibilities include overseeing the company’s information technology backbone as well as mapping out the future strategic direction of the firm’s software and call center solutions.

Outside of the office he spends time with his pride and joy, his daughter Abigail, and enjoys sports, talk radio and most of all, helping people succeed.

Sam Marshall, Director of Operations
sam_marshallSam joined DSI Logistics in 2017 and currently serves as Director of Operations.  With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Sam has held senior positions at Ryder Last Mile (formerly MXD), CTS Advantage Logistics and Eagle Global Logistics.  Sam’s favorite part of his job is teaching, training and mentoring associates.

When he’s not working, Sam enjoys traveling with his wife of 28 years, Kathy. His favorite hobby is hosting family get-togethers with his 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Having grown up in the Bay Area, he is a huge Athletics and 49ers fan.  Sam was an accomplished high school football player and was recognized as an All HAAL, All East Bay and All NorCal his senior year. He went on to play college football at Chabot College and Cal State University of Chico.

Roy Wheatley, Regional Director of Operations
roy_wheatleyRoy joined DSI Logistics in 2006 and is currently the Regional Director of Operations.  Roy has spent his entire career with the company and has held numerous supervisory roles.  He currently oversees five account managers as part of his area of responsibility. 

A graduate of Glendale College in Phoenix, Roy is most proud of being a father to his young family. A committed local area sports fan, he enjoys cheering for the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Coyotes. However, he confesses to also rooting for the Tennessee Titans football team, who he watched growing up as the Houston Oilers.

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