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Mike O'Malley

Direct ChassisLink Inc. (DCLI)

Senior Vice President-Government and Public Relations

Mike O’Malley serves as Senior Vice President, Government & Public Relations and Human Resources for DCLI. He is the company’s primary point of contact with external stakeholders and also has responsibility for recruiting, retaining and developing employees to enable the company’s continued growth.

His career includes more than two decades in public affairs, transportation, and supply chain-related leadership positions, including roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), CSX, and as President of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI).

Mr. O’Malley holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Master of Science in European Studies from the London School of Economics. 

Sessions With Mike O'Malley

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 01:35pm - 02:15pm (CST) / 28/sep/2022 06:35 pm - 28/sep/2022 07:15 pm

    Intermodal V: Containers, Chassis, and the Pursuit of Equipment to Meet Demand

    With a surge in international imports and domestic intermodal traffic, the supply chain needs more equipment to efficiently move the freight. To satisfy demand, there must be more containers, more chassis, and more productivity in the intermodal networks. But not everyone is making the same level of investment. While large intermodal providers, less-than-truckload providers, and US retailers are growing their container fleets, US Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific are focusing instead on buying more chassis. Equipment lessors DCLI and Milestone Equipment Holdings have felt the pressure to supply enough equipment to move the freight. This session will analyze the investments in containers, chassis, and other equipment necessary to handle the future of freight.