Our leadership

John Oren

CEO

John founded Eastway Delivery in Houston, Texas in 1977. The company expanded throughout the Southwest becoming the Eastway Group of Companies. The Eastway Group provided same-day express delivery and distribution services. In 1994, Mr. Oren became a Founder of U.S. Delivery Systems, Inc., (NYSE – “DLV”) and integrated his company into this business. U.S. Delivery Systems became the largest same-day express delivery service in North American with revenues over $900m.

John served as a Partner at Notre Capital Ventures US from 1997 through 2000. While at Notre Capital, Mr. Oren Founded Transportation Components, USA (NYSE – “TUI”) a national distributor of heavy-duty truck parts. In 2000, he founded Roadlink USA, which became the largest intermodal trucking company in America. Roadlink was successfully sold to Fenway Partners in 2006. In 2002, OMV acquired Charles W Carter, Red Line Automotive, Standard Motors, and Marine and L&D Battery in Hawaii. OMV integrated these businesses and sold the successful enterprise to NAPA Auto Parts in 2007.

In 1998, OMV acquired several transportation related businesses in Houston, Texas and integrated them into the Pinch Group. In 2008, The Pinch Group sold Pinch Air Expedited, Pinch Transportation, and Pinch Distribution to Forward Air, Inc., a large publicly traded transportation concern.  Today, OMV owns and operates Pinch Flatbed, Inc., PBC Logistics, LLC, PSI Frac Logistics, LLC, and SandBox Logistics, LLC, and TUYA.

Tobias Read

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Tobias is fully accountable for all aspects of building, operating and growing TUYA.

He brings to the company a distinguished career of executive management, having been the Chief Executive of four companies in the last fifteen years. His accomplishments include numerous mergers and acquisitions, most recently the building of Airswift, the largest provider of engineering outplacement to the global Oil & Gas industry.

Tobias has an impressive record of fast growth and enhancing company value. Spanning a wide range of industries, he has provided world class leadership and direction to companies in all stages of growth, development and market presence.

Charles Garrett

CTO

Charly has been in senior technology and executive roles for more than thirty years across a wide range of industries. In 1988 he joined Pepsi-Cola Canada as the National Director of Information Technology. In this capacity, he managed all facets of technology for all company and franchise owned bottlers as well as the corporate entity. Under his direction, the company implemented a state of the art route management system, equipping route drivers with on board accounting and invoicing capabilities.

In 1998 he left Pepsi to join Corporate Express Delivery Systems (CEDS), then the largest same day delivery company in the U.S., as Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, where he initiated and executed a system wide initiative that standardized technology and operating procedures in each of the Company’s ninety branch locations.

In 2001, after the divestiture of CEDS, he joined ExtremeTix, Inc. as Chief Technology Officer. Shortly thereafter he assumed the role of President and grew the company to the fifth largest ticketing company in the US with nearly $175mm in gross sales annually.

In 2012 he joined Word craft, LLC, a boutique consulting firm, as managing partner. In this capacity, he performed key consulting assignments for both start-ups and well established organizations. He graduated from Sheridan College in Computer Science and Business.

Charles Davenport

Director - OPS

Charlie is a veteran of the same day delivery industry with more than thirty years of owner/operator experience.   In 1983 he co-founded Austin Delivery Service, which he later sold to Eastway Delivery.  Charles continued to operate the business and in 1994 participated in the formation of US Delivery which became the largest same day delivery company in the country.

In 2007 he joined ExtremeTix, a leading-edge Internet Ticketing and event services company where he managed and grew the company’s key account portfolio.  Most recently he operated B-Line Delivery in the capacity of General Manager.

He has extensive knowledge of the entire logistics industry including intermodal, LTL, pool distribution and truck-load freight.  In his leadership roles he has worked extensively with Independent Contractors and is well positioned to ensure that the driver experience in TUYA attracts and retains the best and most qualified drivers in our service areas. Charles attended Sam Houston State University.

Steve Blum

CFO

Prior to joining TUYA Technologies, Steve was involved in the formation and management of several startup operations in healthcare, entertainment and distribution. He has also held management roles in acquisitions, business development, accounting and finance with several public companies.

Most recently Steve served as the EVP and was a founder of a genetic testing laboratory with operations in Houston and Honolulu. Steve led the acquisition effort and daily management of several wholesale and retail auto parts businesses in the Hawaiian Islands that were later successfully sold to a large national automotive parts retailer. Steve also served as senior vice president of corporate development with TransCom USA. He was a senior vice president with Notre Capital Ventures, specializing in the consolidation of highly fragmented industries. Steve was manager of acquisitions for US Delivery Systems (NYSE – “DLV”) where he was instrumental in the acquisition of 73 delivery companies across the United States.

Michael Patrick

Sales Director

Michael is a sales and marketing professional with a wide experience of technology solutions. He has worked as an Executive Sales leader for Software, Technology and Solution Services, building and leading teams from the front. Michael has a proven history of delivering strategic, technology-focused solutions for complex issues, helping to build year on year revenue and profit growth for a range of businesses. He has fifteen years experience building start-ups from the ground up, successfully leading change, launching new markets and forward selling services and software. He has delivered in both enterprise and SMB markets with high-volume trans-national sales and multi-year complex sales.

He attended the University of Texas and holds an MBA from Vanderbilt – Owen Graduate School of Management. He began his career at Accenture.

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