About Us

Financial Strength

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Beacon Intermodal Leasing, LLC (“Beacon”) is a group company of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (“MUL”).

MUL is a prominent global leasing company based in Japan and is publicly listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges and a member of MUFG, one of the world’s largest financial institutions.  Since its incorporation in April 1971, MUL has responded to increasingly diverse customer needs by expanding into a variety of business domains, as well as its core lease and financing business, including: Engine Lease Finance, Jackson Square Aviation and MUL Railcars.

1.5 M
Current

TEUs

180 +
Port

Locations

70 +
Beacon

Employees

100 +
Current

Customers

300 +
Depot

Partners

12
Offices

Worldwide

Meet the Team

The Leadership

Katherine McCabe, CFA

President

Ms. McCabe was appointed President of Beacon Intermodal in April 2016. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Beacon’s parent company, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (USA). Before joining MUL in 2014, Ms. McCabe spent over 20 years with BTMU Capital Corporation in various management capacities including Chief Investment Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Director of Portfolio Management, and SVP of Corporate Finance. Ms. McCabe has spent nearly all her 25-year career financing or investing in the global transportation sector. Ms. McCabe started her career with GE Capital and received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Finance from Boston College. She earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1999 and is currently a member in good standing of the CFA Institute and Boston Security Analyst Association and serves on the board of the International Institute of Container Lessors.

Daniel P. DeBlasio

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Operations

Mr. DeBlasio has been with Beacon Intermodal Leasing, LLC since inception and previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations. He has over 20 years of experience in container leasing and prior to joining Beacon was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Carlisle Leasing International (predecessor to SeaCube Container Leasing). Mr. DeBlasio holds a BA in Accounting from Binghamton University - State University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York.

Gregory B. Register, CFA

Executive Vice President, Commercial Management & Strategy

Mr. Register joined Beacon Intermodal Leasing in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in risk and finance positions in the global transportation and asset financing industry. He has been with MUFG Group companies since 2006 responsible for risk management of transportation asset financings and most recently as the CRO of its US corporate leasing business since 2012. Prior to joining MUFG, he was with GE’s equipment finance division in a management role overseeing treasury and capital markets and with GE’s corporate audit. Mr. Register holds a M.S. in Finance from University of Denver and is a CFA charter holder.

Mark A. Venables

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing

Mr. Venables joined Beacon in November 2013 serving as Vice President of Marketing for EMEA and the Americas. In January 2017, Mr. Venables was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing responsible for EMEA and the Americas and Special Projects, and in January 2019 was promoted to Beacon’s Global Head of Marketing. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Venables served as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Unitas Container Leasing for 3.5 years, as Sales Director at Amphibious Container Leasing for 17 years and as Assistant Regional Manager at Sea Containers for 6 years, commencing in 1987.

Nigel Webster

Vice President, Refrigerated Containers

Nigel Webster joined Beacon in January 2018 with responsibility for the Reefer fleet. His role involves the commercial strategy and the full product lifecycle management for the reefer product. He is based in London. Mr. Webster joined the container leasing industry 1989 and has held a variety of roles within the industry - from Technical Services, Account Management, Marketing, Product Management and procurement. Before joining the container industry, Mr. Webster worked for Honeywell, including several years travelling the world installing control systems on merchant marine vessels. Mr. Webster has served an Engineering apprenticeship, holds a HNC in Industrial Measurement and Control as well as a BA (HONS first class) in Business Administration.

William A. Hunter

General Counsel

Mr. Hunter has served as General Counsel of Beacon Intermodal since April 2016. Prior to that, he served for eight years as Senior Counsel to Beacon Intermodal and Beacon’s former parent company, BTMU Capital Corporation. Mr. Hunter was a partner for 19 years at Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney LLP). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Alan Wong

Vice President, Container Global Operations

Mr. Wong joined Beacon in 2011. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Wong was with Genstar Container Corp. (A GE Capital company), Gateway Container Corp. and Waterfront Container Leasing Company, Inc., where he held various roles in global container operations and container procurement operations. With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Wong is a veteran in the shipping and container leasing industry specializing in global container operations.

Mary Coughlin

Vice President, Headquarters Operations

Ms. Coughlin has been with Beacon Intermodal since its inception in 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience in leasing operations. Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Coughlin held various positions in operations and system development for U.B. Vehicle Leasing and Beacon’s former parent company, BTMU Capital Corporation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Boston College.

The Marketing Team

Andrew Choy

Resale Agent - Singapore

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Lyn Cuttriss

Marketing Agent - Australia & New Zealand

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Peter Folkard

Vice President of Marketing & Resales, Americas

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Paul Lee

Marketing Agent - South Korea

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Alan Li

Regional Marketing Director - Taiwan

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David Millott

Marketing Director -
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Wilfried Schultheiss

Marketing Director - EMEA

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Edward Tang

Vice President of Marketing, Asia

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Mark A. Venables

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Marketing

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Nigel Webster

Vice President, Refrigerated Containers

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Elvin Wong

Regional Marketing Director - SE Asia

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Adam Yang

Regional Marketing Director - China & Japan

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Career Opportunities

At Beacon our employees are our most valuable assets and are the foundation of our success. As Beacon continues to grow we are continuously seeking talented industry professionals to join our team. Beacon is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive compensation packages to our employees. For more information on current career opportunities at Beacon please email careers@beaconintermodal.com.

Career Opportunities:

VP, Marketing (EMEA)                                       Location: Haslemere, UK or Hamburg, Germany

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