A privately held joint venture between APL Logistics® and Fujitrans Corporation,® VASCOR is infused with expertise in providing the best service and value in global supply chain solutions. It's in our name as VASCOR stands for Value Added Service CORporation!
VASCOR started in 1987 to serve the automotive sector in the heart of horse country, Georgetown, KY. With automotive a large part of our business today, we have also leveraged our expertise in other sectors, including manufacturing, heavy-duty, and retail distribution.
Broad expertise across the entire supply chain allows VASCOR to create custom solutions to fit every client’s unique operational challenges, from inbound transportation to finished vehicle logistics. No matter how complex the problem is, we have extensive background and experience to develop the right solution.
Within this process, we provide real-time visibility to the supply chain to offer a full picture of solutions for our customers. These comprehensive support and service offerings include IT Services, Business Intelligence, and Supply Chain Engineering. These capabilities provide our customers the visibility, analytics, and flexibility to ultimately control and reduce costs in the supply chain.
We provide customized solutions throughout the entire supply chain as a transportation and logistics solution provider for both production and finished vehicle supply chains. Our ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System backs these solutions to develop, implement, and improve quality assurance processes. Combining all those elements, together with integrity and high ethical standards, we give our customers total confidence in our solutions.
Jinny is responsible for strategic direction, growth, and operating performance. Before joining VASCOR, Jinny was the financial reporting manager of Kentucky Utilities in Lexington, where she worked for 18 years. Jinny joined VASCOR as Controller in 2000, was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2006, CFO in 2017, and subsequently named President and CEO in 2018. Jinny graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Ito-san plays a valuable role in coordinating the necessary efforts among VASCOR, our customers, and our joint-venture partner, Fujitrans Corporation. Ito-san was assigned to support VASCOR in 2020 from his role as a business logistics expert at Fujitrans Corporation. He was responsible for developing international 3PL business and analyzing client’s logistics needs, especially ocean freight and warehousing. Ito-san earned his International Relations Degree from Ritsumeikan University.
Krystal is responsible for the full range of financial controls and reporting requirements. She first joined VASCOR in 2004 and has held several roles in accounting and finance, including Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. Krystal served as CFO of Foam Design, Inc. starting in 2016, before returning to VASCOR. She was promoted to CFO of VASCOR in 2018. Krystal is a CPA in Kentucky and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management from Union College.
Rick has 30-plus years of finished vehicle logistics experience covering a vast range, from automobile transport and ocean port processing to inland rail and automotive processing centers. Prior to joining VASCOR, Rick worked for 14 years with American Suzuki Motor Corporation, overseeing multiple port and rail operations, including various logistical activities at a North American auto production facility.
Nick is responsible for growth and performance of VASCOR Finished Vehicle Logistics throughout North America. He has over 20 years of logistics operational experience across various industries. Most recently, Nick was the Head of Finished Vehicle Logistics for Stellantis NA, where he was responsible for operations, network design, and strategic planning. Nick has held various roles at Stellantis and J.B. Hunt prior to joining VASCOR in 2024. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and and MBA from Ferris State University.
Jon is responsible for the growth and performance of VASCOR Inbound Logistics. Jon has over 30 years of operational leadership and business development experience in the automotive industry, with expertise in operations, process development, project management, and engineering within many operations across North America. Jon also has had extensive involvement in 3PL services, including carrier management and cross-dock operations.
Pat joined VASCOR in 2021 and is responsible for the growth and performance of VASCOR Finished Vehicle Logistics. He has over 30 years of operational leadership experience in the automotive industry with direct operating responsibility for port, inland, and factory vehicle processing facilities. Pat earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Syracuse University. He served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.
Nick joined VASCOR in 2002. He is responsible for IT at VASCOR, including; audit compliance, business intelligence, development, infrastructure, quality assurance, support, and vendor management. Nick has 25 years of experience in the logistics and IT industries, with expertise in project management, EDI, freight payment, and audit. He earned his MBA from Sullivan University in Lexington, KY, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky.
Frank is responsible for the growth and performance of VASCOR de México. Frank has over 20 years of operational leadership and business development experience in the automotive industry, with expertise in quality, safety, and engineering within many rail and yard operations across Mexico. Frank also has had extensive involvement with finished vehicle distribution and accessory installation and has worked in San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León, and Aguascalientes. Frank earned his Bachelor’s degree in business and systems administration from the University of California, Irvine, in 2003.
VASCOR was recognized by Toyota Motor Manufacturing de Baja California (TMMBC) for the work and effort of each member to achieve 4S & Shitsuke certification for our commitment to workplace organization and work practices.
VASCOR was honored by Toyota with the 2021 Supplier of the Year Award for Production Parts Over the Road Logistics at the annual Supplier Business Meeting. This award recognizes VASCOR's consistent focus on service performance, issue resolution, and commitment to supporting Toyota's goals.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky presented VASCOR with the Commitment to Safety Award. The award recognizes VASCOR’s CKD team having over one year of accident-free operations. VASCOR believes the safety and health of our people are paramount and encourages every individual in our organization to demonstrate a commitment to our values and beliefs.
VASCOR was honored to receive the Outstanding Performance Yard Manager award at the annual FCA logistics awards program. VASCOR appreciates the recognition for excellent service in Plant Releasing and Yard Management Operations throughout the automaker’s North American supply chain.
VASCOR was honored to receive the 2019 Processing Kaizen Excellence Award at the annual Toyota Logistics Partners Meeting. This award recognizes VASCOR’s continuous improvement efforts in damage reporting processes enabling Toyota to adapt and solve problems in real-time. Our process for sharing, implementing, and sustaining best practices allows Toyota to exceed the high bar they have set.
VASCOR was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Performance for Outbound Vehicle Yard Manager at the annual FCA Supplier Event. This award recognizes VASCOR’s extraordinary efforts in keeping FCA’s supply chain moving.
Union Pacific Railroad honored VASCOR with the first ever Kaizen Award at their contractor meeting held in Mira Loma, CA. The Kaizen award recognizes VASCOR’s focus on continuous improvement processes including problem identification, root cause analysis, countermeasure implementation, and measurable results.
Automotive Supply Chain honored VASCOR with the 2017 Service Excellence Award at the annual Automotive Global Awards North America for its work developing a mobile application supporting its Finished Vehicle division. This application enables VASCOR to provide customers with visibility to rail loading activity from anywhere in the world in real-time as vehicles are loaded on the railcars.
VASCOR was awarded the 2016 Innovation Partnership Award from Automotive Supply Chain for its work with the India Railroad in further developing finished vehicle distribution by rail across the country. This work included the development, construction and ownership of a new, double-deck railcar design that set a new standard for rail transportation in India. The service provided is door to door finished vehicle distribution across India via rail taking pressure off the congested road network and providing incremental revenue and foreign investment for the India Railroad.
VASCOR was recognized by Hyundai Glovis for outstanding support of their finished vehicle network across North America. As nonstandard needs arose, VASCOR was able to jump in with quick and effective solutions that allowed Hyundai Glovis to better satisfy their customers' needs.
Automotive Supply Chain North America recognized VASCOR with the 2015 Vehicle Processing Center Award for its outstanding work with Toyota at the San Diego Operation. VASCOR helps facilitate the movement of finished vehicles from the assembly plant into the distribution supply chain with the upfitting of accessories/other at the site as key value added services.
The Association of American Railroads recognized VASCOR with the 2015 Appreciation Award for 10 years of support for their organization. VASCOR is very proud to support the AAR.
VASCOR was recognized with the 2015 Value Achievement Award from Hino Motor Sales as the result of a strong collaborative logistics initiative between our organizations, which resulted in exceeding their target of delivering over 10,000 vehicles to their customers.
Chrysler Mexico presented VASCOR de Mexico with the Best Service Supplier Award at the annual Quality Logistics Workshop. This award recognizes VASCOR’s excellent service in quality logistics across a myriad of services in the finished vehicle supply chain in Mexico.
Chrysler recently recognized VASCOR with a 2013 Special Recognition Award for going above and beyond in support of the KL launch in the fall. VASCOR provided a myriad of services during the launch that supported the efficient flow of vehicles to the dealers. VASCOR’s significant yard network coupled with leading edge IT applications proved to be a winning combination in bringing significant value to Chrysler. VASCOR very much appreciates the recognition and looks forward to continued success with the Chrysler relationship.
Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. honored VASCOR, Ltd. with one of the most prestigious awards at the Annual Business Meeting held in Farmington Hills, MI.
The Excellence in Value Improvement Award recognizes VASCOR, Ltd.'s outstanding performance as a supplier partner.