BCI HAS THE TEAM
David Caruso is the bold, forward-thinking leader of Bekins Commercial Installations (BCI) Worldwide. He has been in the Moving & Storage industry his entire life. Starting back in 1936, Caruso’s father started Ace Moving & Storage in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and from an early age, Caruso held many positions throughout the company before ultimately taking it over in 1980. With hard work and determination, Caruso grew Ace Moving & Storage into a national brand and eventually joined Bekins Van Lines in 1995.
Noticing the growth and opportunity within the Las Vegas strip, Caruso acquired Bekins Distribution Systems in 1999, one of the first logistics companies focused primarily on hospitality installations, and transformed it into BCI Worldwide. By 2008, BCI’s operations had grown to encompass all of North America and had completed City Center, which at 7,000 rooms, is the largest hospitality installation project ever.
As Macau and the rest of Southeast Asia’s integrated resort market continued to grow, it was natural for BCI to open operations within the region. In 2010, BCI Worldwide Asia opened its first branch in Macau and completed the Sands Cotai Central, a complex made up of four integrated resorts and the largest project of its kind ever completed in Asia.
Today, BCI’s operations encompass 9 countries throughout North America and Southeast Asia, and as other parts of the world continue to develop and grow, Caruso sees more opportunities to expand the BCI brand and continue to deliver the results customers expect.
BCI North America
Steve DeValliere is one of the first people to envision a service offering that caters specifically to Hospitality and Gaming Installations.
DeValliere’s career started back in 1978 at Bekins Distribution Systems (BDS) in Las Vegas as the Operations Manager of their Household Moving & Storage Division. During his first few years he provided traditional Moving & Storage services for the hotels throughout the strip but in 1981 he was approached by the Golden Nugget about handling the entire renovation of their property. After the success of the Golden Nugget renovation, word quickly spread throughout the strip and DeValliere was approached by many more organizations about handling any new constructions or renovations. This was the beginning of the BCI Worldwide brand we have today.
Over the next 30 years DeValliere oversaw dozens of more projects including: Treasure Island, The Mirage, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Pallazo, Venetian, and City Center, the largest Hospitality Installation project ever completed. Today, DeValliere acts as the Managing Director for BCI Worldwide in North America and is a keystone to BCI’s past, present, and future success.
BCI North America
Stephen Hammonds is a strategic, detailed, and results oriented professional with over 38 years of experience in corporate operations, project management, supply chain, and FF & E within international, high-profile, private, and listed companies.
Before joining BCI, Hammonds spent 29 years at UPS working his way up the corporate ladder from a driver to Business Manager of Northwest Pennsylvania. Eventually landing in Southeast Asia, Hammonds began his overseas career as the Director of Process Management for The Venetian Macau Limited where his main responsibility was revamping their internal operations by instilling standardized processes to eliminate down time and increase overall efficiency. Over the next few years Hammonds held various positions as a consultant to the Four Seasons, Sr. Project Manager for FF & E at the Marina Bay Sands, and Director of Logistics for The Venetian Orient Limited.
Finally, in 2012, Hammonds joined the BCI team as the Managing Director of BCI Worldwide Asia where he oversees the operations, growth, and overall success of the organization within the Southeast Asian market.
Director of Operations
Lino Airosa is an experienced operations manager with over 20 years of experience working in the Hospitality & Gaming Industries. 6th generation Macanese, born in Brazil, and fluency in 3 languages (Portuguese, Spanish, and English), Lino brings a very diverse background to the BCI Worldwide team.
Prior to joining BCI, Lino worked 18 years in South America holding numerous positions but primarily focusing on hotel openings and hotel operations. After his tenure in South America, Lino established himself in Macau where he managed the FF & E Installation for the City of Dreams and later joined Wynn Palace Cotai as their Site Wide Logistics and FF & E Manager where he oversaw the site formation, warehouse construction & design, and the FF & E installation program.
After completion of the Wynn Palace, Lino joined the BCI team as a Senior Project Manager overseeing the Sands Cotai Central and Parisian Macau projects for FF & E warehouse management and installations. Starting in June 2016, Lino was promoted to the role of Director of Operations for BCI Worldwide Asia where he manages the operations of all projects within Southeast Asia.