I have 15 years of experience, and specialize in the field of port logistics with specific knowledge in the areas of port and terminal management, temperature controlled cargo and warehouse management. I have published on such topics as port security. I have testified on cold storage construction. I developed a program which allowed Del Monte Fresh Produce to sell its Hawaiian assets and source it fresh pineapple exclusively from Costa Rica. I did this by eliminating the barriers (i.e., USDA). Specifically, I supported an off-port facility gain its permit for fumigation. Once that hurdle was completed it open a range of sourcing products from various countries of origin previously not allowed in Port Hueneme. Having this capability afforded Del Monte dominate the fresh pineapple market.