Magno founder/CEO to chair President’s Export Council subcommittee


Werner Enterprises affiliate Raul Pedraza, founder and chief executive officer of Magno International, recently was named chairman of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration. PECSEA is a subcommittee of the President’s Export Council, which is recognized as the principal national advisory committee on global trade.

PECSEA’s role will be to advise the U.S. Department of Commerce on export control reform as it impacts dual-use items, as well as with issues pertaining to the implementation of the provisions of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations.

With locations throughout the United States and Latin America, Magno International is a certified Minority Business Enterprise and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) that provides cost-effective logistics solutions to more than 200 countries. Werner Enterprises says has an ongoing strategic alliance with Magno International that has enabled Werner to offer customers a proven and trustworthy large-scale asset-backed distribution and logistics network alongside a diversity supplier platform. It also has granted Magno International greater exposure in the marketplace and access to Werner Enterprises’ assets.

“Raul’s recent appointment underscores that we continue to make high-quality business decisions and testifies to our dedication in offering our customers best-in-class supplier diversity solutions,” says Derek Leathers, chief operating officer of Werner Enterprises and president of Werner Global Logistics. “Utilizing Werner Enterprises’ and Magno International’s shared resources has allowed us to provide more diverse service offerings to our customers throughout the globe, and we look forward to continually growing and strengthening this strategic alliance for years to come.”

The inaugural PECSEA meeting was held on March 10 prior to the meeting of the President’s Export Council, which took place on March 11. PECSEA primarily consists of representatives from the private sector.