From his youthful days on San Juan Island to travelling as a highschool exchange student for a year in Thailand, Pat Perkins ’93 brought an interesting story to our graduate luncheon. As an undergraduate Pat managed multiple study visits to Japan. One of these Japan visits inspired Pat to turn room #214 into his world headquarters for exporting custom-designed purses to Japan. Members of the Class of ’93 attended the luncheon to add side-stories to Pat’s entrepreneurial beginning at 4503 that laid the foundation for his career of innovation in logistics?
Pat is founder and CEO of Dock High Outdoor Logistics, and prior to DockHigh he founded The Green Room – a specialist in logistics services for specialty coffee industry. Pat’s presentation was quite interesting, and he told quite a colorful story. Pat owns no inventory, but he receives inventory for his customers, then stores and reships for them. Efficiency and accuracy are key factors to his service promise.
Among his customers is our Strideline socks guys who spoke at our October ’13 luncheon just a few months ago. The Strideline guys also operated their socks business (socks showing a city skyline) while undergrads at 4503.