The team of instructors and consultants at PLS comprises experienced professionals whose complementary and varied skills span the entire international logistics arena. Each has operational roots, with years of increasing responsibility resulting in regional and global roles with management and financial responsibility. Their experience provides a unique and extremely practical perspective on the actual application and execution of successful international transportation programs. Throughout their careers, our instructors have led training sessions with internal and client staff and have served as guest speakers and subject matter experts in many different forums.
Our team is extremely proud of their proven reputation for setting high standards with regard to industry knowledge, trained staff, compliance and customer satisfaction, while increasing profitability and building strong client partnering relationships. The PLS management team and teaching staff include:
Pam Holdrup is a founder and Principal of Proven Logistics Solutions (PLS) where, since 2010, Pam has provided practical consulting and training services in all areas of the Logistics and Supply Chain to clients around the world. Pam’s career spans over 37 years in freight forwarding and logistics management. As a founding member and owner of WTS, A Global Logistics Company, Pam has worked with most all major oil and gas, energy and engineering companies to assist in designing processes to effectively manage the global door-to-door logistics programs for their diverse and increasingly challenging multibillion-dollar projects. Pam’s expertise includes all areas of logistics operations as well as pre-project planning through implementation and ongoing management of KPIs. Her skill set is also comprised of vessel chartering, managing bids and proposals, contract negotiations and the identification of best practices in global logistics processes and management, including the establishment and oversight of total compliance programs. Before becoming one of the founders of PLS, Pam served as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for Agility Project Logistics, Inc., where her responsibilities included the development and implementation of practical, customized global logistics programs and project plans for clients.
Pam was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Houston District Export Council where she serves as Vice Chair with responsibilities for educational and outreach programs to help local companies grow their exports. Pam contributes as speaker for the U.S. Commercial Service, International Transportation Management Association, University of Houston, Project Management Institute and other industry organizations. Pam studied at the University of Houston and has attended project and logistics management courses throughout her career. She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA), and other industry associations. Pam was certified in Paris by the International Chamber of Commerce as “Incoterms® 2010 Master Trainer” and was most recently certified/trained by the ICC to “Incoterms® 2020”.
Cheryl Fee is a founder and Principal of Proven Logistics Solutions (PLS). She was also a founding member of WTS, A Global Logistics Company, a full-service freight forwarding, customs brokerage and export packing company, with a focus on major capital projects. Cheryl has an extensive background in all aspects of logistics and freight forwarding management in her role as Ocean Export Manager, Fritz Companies, as well as operations roles at WTS. Serving as the Executive Vice President of WTS, Cheryl was responsible for Finance, Accounting, Human Resources and Administrative functions; she was also responsible for overall operations, Quality, HSE, C-TPAT and major client oversight. As a member of the WTS Board of Directors as well as the Management Committee, she was instrumental in directing the company both tactically and strategically. After WTS’ acquisition by Agility, Cheryl served as Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services for Agility Project Logistics. In this capacity Cheryl played a key role in working with the management planning committee on the re-organization and integration of three separate organizations into a single entity in Houston.
Cheryl’s hands on experience, combined with her skills in employee management, as well as the organization of cash flow and cost controls, are superb. These techniques bring the balance required for the effective planning and execution of supply chain and logistics projects.Cheryl holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston and a UCLA Anderson School of Management Certificate in Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program. Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors of the International Transportation Management Association and contributes as a speaker for Houston Community College, the Breakbulk Conferences and international transportation related organizations.