Meet the IAS Executive Team
The IAS executive team has held senior positions with ocean carriers, rail carrier, logistics providers, equipment lessors, and terminal operators. The technology team is both transportation-savvy and technically innovative. In an increasingly complex industry, where customers place considerable trust in long-term relationships, our industry and technology leadership provides a stable foundation for all IAS solutions.
Paul J. Crinks
Chief Executive Officer
Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in applying information technology to improve the efficiency of container shipping operations, Paul has over 30 years of experience in the container shipping industry. Paul joined IAS from Transamerica Leasing, where he was Managing Director of Greybox Logistics Services, an online equipment exchange service. Before running Greybox, he managed Transamerica’s dry container fleet, then the largest in the world. Prior to joining Transamerica, Paul served on the board of a major UK-based leasing company and was responsible for the company’s activities in Europe, South America, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Paul began his career at SeaContainers, where he held various positions in the container leasing and vessel management groups.
Steven M. Dowse
Chief Technology Officer
Steve has over 30 years of IT experience within the global transportation equipment management arena. Before joining IAS, he served as Chief Information Officer for Transamerica Leasing, where he was a major driver in bringing the company’s information and services to the web. Steve also led various initiatives that positioned Transamerica as a recognized leader in delivering e-commerce solutions within the industry. Prior to Transamerica, Steve was Group IT Director for a major UKbased equipment lessor. Earlier, he developed and managed systems for a leading international oilfield exploration service company.
Blair W. Peterson
Senior Vice President, Commercial
Blair has over 30 years experience in the global transportation and logistics industry, in roles ranging from engineering and asset management to marketing, business development and client services. His specialty is deploying innovative solutions to market leading customers and building strong trading partner communities. Blair joined IAS from Triton Container International, where he was responsible for container maintenance and repair, fleet procurement and production quality, corporate marketing, and marketing systems development. Prior to Triton, he managed a container chassis and trailer leasing operation at the Port of Oakland for Transport International Pool. Blair started his transportation career with an intrastate all-commodities and intermodal trucking company in California's Central Valley. He is a graduate of the University of California.
Vice President, Finance
Bruce has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and management in start-up and high growth environments. Prior to joining IAS he was Chief Financial Officer at SolarCraft, a solar energy contractor in California, and CFO / COO at CTI, the largest leadership and coaching training organization in the country. His foundation in shipping and logistics comes from his experience as President at Kingsbrook Foods, an import/export and brokerage business that grew four-fold to $26 million in sales under his leadership. During this period he co-founded ExperTrak, a web-based platform for the food industry to provide consolidated data from disparate systems facilitating improved visibility of value chain information. He began his career in New York City at Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Associate in the Financial Advisory Services practice. He is a licensed CPA, a graduate of Colgate University with a degree in Economics and holds an MBA in Finance and a Master’s of Science in Accounting from New York University.