Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced several organizational changes that will take effect in August:
Calvin Duffaut, assistant vice president of yield management and corporate communications for MOL (America), has been promoted to vice president of yield management of MOL Liner. He will relocate to Hong Kong and will report to Jotaro Tamura, senior vice president of liner yield management, equipment management and network operation. Duffaut, who joined MOL in 2007, has experience in trade management, pricing and logistics with Pacer Stacktrain, American President Lines and Lykes Bros. Steamship.
Toshihiko Sato, senior manager of trans-Pacific trade, will relocate to Hong Kong in support of the trans-Pacific trade management migration to MOL Liner. Sato, who joined MOL in 2000 and has held positions in equipment management and sales, will report to Rich Hiller, executive vice president of MOL Liner.
In addition, MOL (America) will change some trans-Pacific trade management assignments as follows:
Tom Smart, assistant vice president of trans-Pacific export trade management, will become the assistant vice president of trans-Pacific trade pricing. Smart joined MOL in 2002 as a regional sales manager and served in the export trade management role since 2009.
Lincoln Pei, currently the assistant vice president of refrigerated services, will become the assistant vice president of trans-Pacific westbound trade management. Pei joined MOL in 1993 and has held positions in alliance and network planning, equipment control, rail, sales, trade management and yield management.
Jim Boyer, assistant vice president of trans-Pacific trade pricing, will become the assistant vice president for refrigerated services. Boyer joined MOL in 1992 and has held various positions in front line sales, district sales management, regional sales management and regional customer service management.
Smart, Pei and Boyer will each report to Tsunemichi Mukai, vice president of trans-Pacific, Caribbean and Latin trade management.