Guy Fox is president of Guy Fox & Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in supply chain management, contract negotiations, structuring strategic alliances, and infrastructure analysis. Fox was formerly Chairman of the Board of Global Transportation Services, Inc., an International Freight Forwarder for both Air & Sea freight, NVOCC & Licensed Customhouse Broker. He has over 40 years experience in the logistics industry and is well respected by his peers.
Fox has been actively involved in the international trade community and is considered to be one of the most influential individuals in international trade in Southern California. He was listed in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s top 25 in international trade and also listed as one of the “Elite in International Trade”. Fox has appeared on CNN News several times, as well as USA Network and Bloomberg News discussing current events and how they relate to international trade. He has also appeared on the talk show “Straight Talk” with Host Art Levine discussing world trade, international education, and security issues. He is Past President and Chairman of the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California, Past General Chairman of World Trade Week for Southern California, Past President and Chairman of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association, Past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Advisory Board for International Trade for the City of Los Angeles, Past Chairman of the Board for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Seafarer’s Center, Salute to the Maritime Industry Committee and is a Past Honorary Chair of that event. He is very big on international education and served as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of the School of Business Administration and Public Policy at California State University Dominguez Hills, and is a member of the International Advisory Council for Chapman University. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Japan America Society of Southern California. He is a Member of the Board of Directors and Vice President for the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. He is Chairman of the District Export Council of Southern California, by “Appointment of the Secretary of Commerce of the United States of America”. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Green Export Enabler Program with the Center for International Trade Development.
Fox was selected by the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to participate in the 20th Leadership Program on Japan and their guest. This was a very special honor as he was selected as one of ten people from around the world. He was also the guest of the Institute of International Studies and Training in Japan.
Fox was also selected to participate as a speaker in the Japan-U.S. Cities Summit in Hiroshima Japan in November 2004 as the guest of the City of Hiroshima and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). He represented the business community from the City of Los Angeles and the City of Torrance. This was a very big honor as they invited only three speakers from the United States to participate.
Fox also testified before Congress of the United States of America on Port Security and the prevention of terrorist’s attacks on the United States of America and what steps needed to be taken as a matter of prevention.
Fox was also a keynote speaker for the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), Operational Experts Group (OEG), Air Cargo Workshops, speaking to security leaders from around the world on security issues relating to the Freight Forwarding Industry and air cargo in general. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection sponsored this event. He was given a letter of commendation for his sage advice and contributions.
Fox has received many awards for his contributions to international trade, such as the Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, Southern California’s highest and most prestigious award in international trade.
It is considered to be the “Oscar” of international trade. Past recipients have been Walt Disney, Mayor Tom Bradley City of Los Angeles, Jack Warner of Warner Brothers Studios & Films just to name a few. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award for World Trade Week, Community Service Awards from U.S. Customs related to the importation of sections of the Berlin Wall for Chapman University and Loyola Marymount University, Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles presented by Mayor Riordan for the handling of the importation of the World Peace Bell from Japan which resides in the Public Library in downtown Los Angeles, Certificate of Commendation from Mayor James Hahn of the City of Los Angeles for his services as President and Chairman of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association, Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles City Councilman Tom Labonge for his “Leadership in making the Sister Cities International Trade Seminar a success” and International Business Person of the Year from the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. He has just recently received a “Certificate of Appreciation” and a “sacred paddle” from the Sector Commander of the United States Coast Guard for all of his support and contributions to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. He has just recently received a “Proclamation from The County of Orange Board of Supervisors” for his work in promoting international trade and his appointment as Chairman of the Southern California Regional District Export Council by the Secretary of Commerce. Fox was recently made “Honorary Captain” of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal for his contributions to the USCG. Fox was given a Certificate of Recognition from KOTRA for his contribution for his unwavering contribution to bilateral economic growth between Soouth Korea and the United States.
Fox filed the very first Customs Formal Entry at Los Angeles World Airports on March 12, 1962, and was recently honored by LAWA and Customs and Border Protection on March 12, 2012, the 50th Anniversary of this historical event. Fox donated copies of the original Customs entries to the Flight Path Museum at LAX.
City Councilman Tony Cardenas honored Fox before the Los Angeles City Council on his retirement from Global Transportation and his “stellar career in international trade and his contributions to the City of Los Angeles and the world”. He was given a Proclamation to this effect signed by the entire City Council of the City of Los Angeles including the Mayor, City Attorney and City Treasurer. This was a very big honor as this is the first time anyone from international trade as been so recognized.
Fox is a graduate of Pepperdine University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Presidential Key Executive MBA, has lifetime teaching credentials for the State of California and is a licensed Customhouse Broker. He is married to Mary Ann Fox and resides in Yorba Linda, California. He has two children, Kristina and William, daughter in law Melinda Fox and son in law George Mathews, and two beautiful granddaughters Madisyn Amber Fox and Alexandria Bernadette Mathews. In his spare time, he plays golf and is a member of Alta Vista Country Club.