About Us

Vandegrift provides customized supply chain management services to clients in a broad range of industries. From backend automation to on-the-ground logistics support, we offer support at every level of the supply chain management process.

As a privately held company, we move swiftly. There are no layers of management and red tape here, so we can deliver an unmatched level of personalized customer service.

For more than 60 years, we have built our business around acting in the best interests of our clients. We understand how logistics work on the ground, in the air and at sea, as well as on the backend. We invest heavily in proprietary technology, enabling us to offer meaningful solutions that anticipate, meet and exceed our clients’ needs. In turn, our clients are empowered to streamline and grow their operations.


The Vandegrift team is an impressive group of industry professionals with backgrounds as diverse as the industries we serve. From business development to technology, from compliance to operations, our clients work directly with the people involved in handling their business.

Vandegrift was founded on the premise that our clients and potential clients should be able to talk with the individuals who will represent them.

Mitch Scher

CEO and Owner

Vandegrift’s CEO, Mitch Scher is a licensed customs broker with over 25 years of industry experience. He is an attorney and a member of the California and New York Bars. Prior to succeeding his father as Vandegrift’s owner, Mitch practiced International Trade & Customs Law and has performed extensive legal work on behalf of his retail clients.

Mark Zeitlin


Mark Zeitlin is Vandegrift’s President, overseeing North America. Mark is a retail and customs industry thought leader with more than 30 years in customs brokerage and government agency interaction, and takes a hands-on, technology-minded approach to serving clients’ needs. He is a licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist.

Brian Glick

Senior Vice President, Information Technology

Brian Glick is a seasoned IT executive with over 15 years of compliance IT experience. During his career, Brian and his team have developed logistics and global compliance solutions that actively manage the supply chains of several Fortune 500 corporations. Brian’s consultative approach and deep technical expertise help bridge the gap between IT systems and global compliance requirements.

Melinda Damico

Executive Vice President

Melinda brings over 28 years of experience in various leadership roles in the customs brokerage and supply chain logistics business. She is a licensed broker since 1990 and is Certified Custom Specialist (CCS) certified. Melinda has been responsible for managing client services throughout her career.

Luca DeCandia

Corporate Controller

Luca has served as Vandegrift’s Corporate Controller for more than a decade. He manages the financial reporting for the operations in the United States and Canada and maintains strong communications and relationships with clients and vendors. Luca is a graduate of St. Peter’s College and has been in the global logistics business for over 25 years.


  • After Hours- United States
    152 W. Rolette Street, Suite 5
    Pembina, ND 58271
    Phone 701.825.6565
    Mobile 614.314.5747
  • Boston, MA
    9 Drydock Avenue, Suite 2010
    South Boston, MA 02210
    Phone 617.737.5100
  • Baltimore, MD
    20 South Charles Street, Suite 501
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Phone 410.230.0373
  • Chicago, IL
    10600 West Higgins Road, Suite 513
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Phone 847.318.7800
  • Corporate Headquarters
    100 Walnut Ave, Suite 600
    Clark, NJ 07066
    Phone 201.915.9500
  • Columbus, OH
    4249 Easton Way, Suite 195
    Columbus, OH 43219
    Phone 614.492.8800
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1800 Eller Drive, Suite 101
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    Phone 954.467.1151
  • Long Beach, CA
    180 E. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 270
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    Phone 562.624.3000
  • New York
    70 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 604
    Valley Stream, NY 11581
    Phone 718.632.1500
  • Pembina, ND
    152 W. Rolette Street, Suite 5
    Pembina, ND 58271
    Phone 701.825.6565
  • Philadelphia, PA
    111 S. Independence Mall East, Suite 935
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone 215.600.1207
  • San Francisco, CA
    1150 Bayhill Drive, Suite 303
    San Bruno, CA 94066
    Phone 650.697.7300
  • Hong Kong
    Unit 603-604, 6/F, Tower one, Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, No. 833 Cheung Sha Wan Road
    Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Phone 852.28158553
  • Canada
    63 Galaxy Boulevard, Units 1 and 2
    Toronto, Ontario Canada M9W 5R7
    Phone 416.213.9093


Most of Vandegrift’s employees have a long and dedicated history with the company. Some refer to staff as the “Vandegrift Family” due to such an unusually low staff turnover rate, long term work with clients, and a strong interoffice teamwork ethic. To be a part of our company isn’t just an employment opportunity. It’s a long term career.