Meet our Team of Moving & Logistics
Executives and Professionals
Chip began his career in the 1970’s as a mover and has learned the business from the ground up. Responsible for moving companies throughout the United States, Chip developed expertise in operations and administration. In 1990, he started Dircks Moving Services along with his brother Rick and is accountable for all of the company’s activities.
Chip is active in a number of industry related organizations. In May of 2009, he was named to the Board of Directors of UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of Mayflower Transit. He currently sits on the board of the moving industry’s trade group, the American Moving and Storage Association, and he is also on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trucking Association. In addition, Chip is a member of the Ho Ho Kams, a civic organization in Mesa, and in 1998 he was awarded the Arizona Business Leadership Award from Arizona State University. Chip was recently elected Chairman of the AZ Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) Board of Directors.
Chip lives in Chandler with his wife Patty and has one son, Matt.
Rick has been in the moving industry for nearly 30 years. In that time, Rick has worked in various sales and management positions throughout the western United States. Rick is responsible for all Sales and Marketing activities for Dircks and personally manages certain accounts.
Rick is very involved in industry and community entities. He is currently the Board Chair, for a second consecutive term, for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Central, Northern and Western Arizona, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for WESTMARC, the Arizona State University President’s Club and the Fiesta Bowl.
Rick lives in Chandler with his wife Robin and children, Madison and Morgan.
Josh has nearly 20 years of experience in local, interstate, and international trucking and transportation. He has an extensive background in the transportation industry, with previous roles in customer service, dispatch, and operations before assuming multiple corporate leadership roles. Josh is passionate about safety and customer service and understands what it takes to deliver a great outcome for our customers.
Josh is from Southern California, but moved to Phoenix in high school and considers himself a Phoenician. In his free time, Josh enjoys motorcycling, camping, and spending time with his family.
Gary has been in the moving industry for over 30 years. He is a second generation mover having been raised by parents who owned a moving company. Gary’s experience ranges from when he was in high school through college, working at the local level. Gary started out washing trucks and sweeping warehouse floors and then on to the local crews and packing crews. Eventually he segued into sales where he spent several years in that position. Continuing to expand his skills and knowledge lead him into management and then on to agent ownership.
Gary’s wealth of industry experience also includes tenure at the executive management level of a van line and also in the portable storage industry. Gary and his wife Linda have three grown children and two grandchildren. They are both avid pickle ball players and enjoy just about every outdoor activity.
Brandon joined the Dircks Corporate Sales Team in September 2000 and is a graduate of The University of Iowa. One of the most interesting stories he has about the industry is when US Airways hired Dircks to manage the logistics and moving for the America West/US Airways merger. Brandon was part of the team who decommissioned 3 facilities and opened 4 new ones. Over a 9 month period this team managed office moves for over 3500 people, more than 60 truckloads of record storage and an IT upgrade project that required picking up equipment at over 100 airports around the country and delivering to recycling facilities on the coasts. Brandon is a Rotary member and committee chair and is also in the Iowa Alumni Association. He is married with one child and two dogs.
Brandon has been in the industry for 18 years and is a certified project manager. He was awarded Dircks Sales Person of the Year in 2001,2005 and 2009. He is also a Member of CoreNet and CoreNet Young Leaders and a Board Member of the Commercial Relocation Network (CRN).
Jim has been involved in the Third-Party Logistics Industry (3PL) for nearly 40 years in the state of Arizona. In his experience working for local, regional and national logistics companies, Jim has managed the planning, organizing, directing, staffing and controlling of the marketing and operations for cold storage, dry grocery, consumer/general commodity products and chemical industries. In addition to business development in the public and dedicated warehouse operations, Jim is experienced with value-added segments including packaging and fulfillment services along with the transportation services that are required in today’s logistics environments.
Over the years, Jim has been associated with several logistics associations and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, a global association designed to enhance and educate today’s managers in logistics. Jim also contributes to the next wave of supply chain students by guest speaking at the college level.