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About JMR

Meet The JMR Team

James Rodgers


James Rodgers has led JM Rodgers Co., Inc. as CEO since 1997. Founded by Mr. Rodgers’ grandparents in 1951, the company has been run by a succession of loyal and successful family members, including James’ father, James Rodgers, in 1967 and his uncle, Alan Rodgers, joining in 1976.

In 1993, James Rodgers joined the company, working alongside his family members to learn every aspect of the business. At age 30, the board of directors elected him president of JMR.

Today, as CEO, he leads a team of experts in customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and duty drawback. He is an active member of the logistics/transportation community and has been instrumental in supporting the new laws and regulations for duty drawback. Mr. Rodgers runs the company as he was taught: (1) Outwork your competition; (2) Always run a very enthusiastic organization; (3) Run a service-oriented business; (4) Always put the customer first.

Combined with these principles and deep industry knowledge, James continues to manage importers and exporters of many Fortune 500 companies. Before joining JMR, James was a Business Analyst for Dun & Bradstreet.

James Rodgers is a graduate of Wittenberg College. He is an active philanthropist with many local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Veterans Hospital, Roots & Wings, Founder of the Mountain Lakes Alumni Association, PBA, and InterFaith Food Pantry of Morristown, to name a few. For more information on the charities he supports, please visit https://philanthropy.jmrodgers.com.

Diego Vargas


Diego Vargas is President of JM Rodgers Co. and has been with the company since 2002. Mr. Vargas runs both drawback and import/export operations. His experience in Information Technology spans more than 20 years of study and work in an atmosphere and lifestyle of high-tech surroundings.

With his vast experience with Microsoft products, including Windows servers and workstations, Mr. Vargas continues to work in IT, developing solutions for the company’s clients using emerging technologies.

Mr. Vargas received an Accounting Degree and a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley College.

Andrew Galloway

Senior Vice President

Andrew Galloway is the Senior Vice President of Sales for JM Rodgers Co. He oversees both inside and outside sales for JMR. He is also involved with client services and account transitions and manages JMR’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offices. Andrew has 22 years of executive sales experience, 15 of which were in the logistics industry.

During that time, he has developed expertise in brokerage, compliance, freight forwarding, and duty drawback. Mr. Galloway relies on his industry peers, customers, and networks to stay involved in the fast-moving logistics industry. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

David Verkaik

Vice President Drawback Development

David Verkaik is the Vice President of Drawback Development for JM Rodgers Co. He is a licensed broker who has been working in drawback for more than 30 years. Mr. Verkaik joined JM Rodgers over 20 years ago and has been integral to leading the drawback client acquisition team, which works with Fortune 10-500 clients.

He has been a member of prominent drawback advisory committees that have been the drivers behind shaping new drawback legislation. Mr. Verkaik is JM Rodgers’ resident expert on the drawback portions of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.

Mr. Verkaik is a member of the duty drawback committees of the following trade associations:

AAEI (American Association of Exporters and Importers)
NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America)
TSN (Trade Support Network)
Joint NCBFAA/AAEI Regulations Subcommittee

Jim Roberts

Vice President of Compliance

James A. Roberts, CHB, VP Compliance, C-TPAT Security Officer, Indirect Air Carrier (IAC), Security Coordinator (TSA Regulated) began his career in 1975 working for importers until 1985, when he entered the customs brokerage industry and continues to the present.

Jim joined J.M. Rodgers in August 2004 and has specialized in regulatory compliance, supply chain security, TSA regulations, and HAZMAT regulations.

Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the Academy of Advanced Traffic (a business school specializing in the regulatory aspects of domestic and international logistics.) He became a licensed U.S. Customs Broker in February 1985.