Tribute to Garry Whyte

With the greatest of sorrow we must wish ‘Fair winds, following seas and a clear horizon’ to our great friend, partner and mentor, Mr. Garry Whyte, who sadly passed away in August 2018.

Garry was a patriot, a veteran, an optimist and so much more. He had a mountainous intellect and was marvellously curious, with a unique perspective of how things worked, or should work, that most can never know.

Truly visionary and pragmatic, Garry envisioned the CakeBoxx concept after years of practical engineering and problem-solving experience, somehow seeded by early memories of waterfront activities on the docks in Portland, Oregon. Garry and I built the first CakeBoxx container together. Every day I spent with Garry was like a day in advanced problem-solving class, where I became accustomed to asking myself ‘why didn’t I think of that?’

It is surely not possible for there to be a kinder, more considerate nor more admirable man than Garry Whyte. Godspeed, my friend.


Daine Eisold
CEO, CakeBoxx Technologies

We recorded a short interview with Garry at the IANA Intermodal show in Long Beach last year, where he told us about the origins of the CakeBoxx concept: