Cool Cargoes Speakers

Cool Cargoes Speakers





MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

9:30-10:45 AM
Keynote Speaker


Peter Frederiksen
Member of the Executive Board, Hamburg Süd
Peter Frederiksen was named a member of the Hamburg Süd Executive Board in 2012. Prior to that, he was the comapny’s Hamburg director-region Europe, Mediterranean and Middle East.

From 1982 to 2008, Frederiksen held various positions at Maersk Line: chief commercial officer; group senior vice president, network and yield management; regional line manager Americas; regional line manager, Asia. He has worked in various countries including Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and the United States.

 

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: Reefer Shipping Landscape: The Cold, Hard Stats


Neil Dekker
Head of Container Research, Drewry
Neil Dekker graduated from Bath University with a 2:1 BA (Honours) degree in geography and history. He has 25 years of experience in the container shipping industry including 12 years working in commercial departments in the liner sector.

From 1990 to 2000, he worked at Safmarine UK in various commercial and management positions, which included experience in the trades to/from Africa, Indian Subcontinent, global crosstrades and commodities sectors, where he handled major cocoa, tea and coffee accounts.

From 2000 to 2006, Dekker was the Asian editor for London-based Containerisation International magazine, which included extensive travel to all major Asian countries and exposure to the world’s leading container operators and terminal managers.

In 2006, he became director of container research and development across Drewry’s subscription publications and editor of Drewry’s flagship Container Forecaster product. His speciality areas of research include trade lane analysis and freight rate development. Dekker is the co-author of spotlight reports on China, intra-Asian trades, capacity management and east-west freight rate dynamics. He has also been a speaker and panellist at various global shipping conferences and seminars.



Mario Moreno
Economist, JOC Group Inc.
As economist for The Journal of Commerce and its PIERS sister company, Mario Moreno is the lead researcher and writer for the quarterly JOC Container Shipping Outlook, the quarterly JOC Port Forecast and the monthly JOC Insights, a data-driven analytical report looking at transportation trends across multiple modes and the economic indicators impacting their performance. These duties combine with his special interest in forecast developing. Prior to joining The Journal of Commerce, Moreno worked for RBC Wealth Management as a financial consultant helping investors reach their investment objectives, and for Dealogic as a fixed-income analyst. He speaks regularly on U.S. containerized trade developments and forecasts at industry events, and his analysis and forecasts have been cited regularly in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times.


Lara L. Sowinski
Editor in Chief, Food Logistics
Lara L. Sowinski is Editor-in-Chief for Food Logistics, a B2B trade journal devoted to the global food supply chain. During her career, she has written extensively on globalization and foreign trade, covering the business and commercial aspects as well as the social and cultural implications. Sowinski’s background in foreign trade is well rounded with prior positions at Fritz Companies (acquired by UPS in 2001) and Sony Corporation of America. In 2011, she was the first recipient of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association’s Russell Award for Editorial Excellence, which recognizes editorial excellence for journalistic coverage of the transportation and logistics industry.

 

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Supporting a Safe and Secure Global Food Supply Chain


Lenny Feldman Managing Member, Miami Office, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Lenny Feldman, Esq., is the Managing Member of the Miami office and Co-Chair of the Import-Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He innovatively resolves complex food and beverage admissibility, safety and compliance issues before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Lenny formerly served as a CBP senior attorney responsible for issuing national rulings and directives regarding food and beverage import laws and regulations. Currently, he advises clients on import classification, valuation and quotas; seizures and penalties; trade agreements; intellectual property; registration and admissibility; and food safety/security. Lenny is a vocal advocate for pro-business policies regarding food and beverage trade at state, local and federal levels.

Lenny has received recognition for his accomplishments from The Vice President of the United States, World Customs Organization, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders, Superlawyers Magazine and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the World Trade Center Miami.

Lenny holds a J.D. from the University of Florida and a B.A. from Emory University.



Jaymie Forrest
Vice President – Supply Chain Practice., Alexander Proudfoot Company
Ms. Forrest has 25 years of experience in supply chain management as a consultant, technology executive and as an educator. She leads the supply chain practice of Alexander Proudfoot Company leading clients to supply chain strategy alignment, improved processes and operational efficiencies through supply chain performance.

Prior to Alexander Proudfoot, she served as Managing Director of the Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, globally recognized expertise in supply chain and logistics with the largest professional education and research programs. In addition to industry collaboration she established and operated international trade, productivity and logistics innovation research centers for Georgia Tech, including the Integrated Food Chain Research Center.

As Principal of Neogistics, specializing in distribution strategies with offices in US, Mexico and Argentina, she has led 100+ projects in 35 countries. Her expertise includes network design, supply chain management, distribution planning and execution, and custom logistics systems. Clients include Coca Cola system, FEMSA, Unilever, Groupo Bimbo, Diebold, DHL and WWL to name a few.

Ms. Forrest was selected as finalist for Atlanta’s 2012 Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, 2012 Practitioner Pros to Know for work in cold chain and was recently recognized as one of the top female supply chain executives in 2013 by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Ms. Forrest earned a BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from GSU and a Certificate of International Marketing from L’Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur in Paris, France.



Lara L. Sowinski
Editor in Chief, Food Logistics
Lara L. Sowinski is Editor-in-Chief for Food Logistics, a B2B trade journal devoted to the global food supply chain. During her career, she has written extensively on globalization and foreign trade, covering the business and commercial aspects as well as the social and cultural implications. Sowinski’s background in foreign trade is well rounded with prior positions at Fritz Companies (acquired by UPS in 2001) and Sony Corporation of America. In 2011, she was the first recipient of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association’s Russell Award for Editorial Excellence, which recognizes editorial excellence for journalistic coverage of the transportation and logistics industry.

 

 

4:15 – 5:00 PM
The Inside Scoop: An Update from Reefer Carriers & Shippers


Ryan R. Brower
Director of Client Solutions, Weber Logistics, The West Coast Logistics Leader
Ryan has been developing supply chain solutions for customers since 2000 when he joined Evergreen Los Angeles as an export sales rep. After 7 years with Evergreen, Ryan moved to Hapag Lloyd in Long Beach as manager of import sales. Ryan wanted to increase his scope of expertise for client solutions, so he moved to Maersk-owned Bridge Terminal Transport and assumed all drayage sales responsibilities for the Pacific Southwest region. Ryan is now Director of Client Solutions for Weber Logistics and specializes in developing supply chain strategies for drayage customers in/out of the Port of LA/LB, Oakland, and San Diego; temperature-controlled transportation; and warehouse services within the Weber network. Weber Logistics focuses on developing a customer base from food & beverage, Pharma, and confection verticals that share a need of entering and/or growing in the Western US markets. Ryan has a unique blend of both international steamship line experience and domestic 3PL experience. As a long-time attendee of the TPM, Ryan is very excited to be speaking at the TPM for the first time.


William Duggan
Vice President, Maersk Line
Bill Duggan, Maersk Line’s Vice President of North American Refrigerated services, was appointed to this position February 1, 2007. In this role, Bill manages the technical, pricing, strategy, and commercial development of all import and export refrigerated business activity.

In 2006, Bill was made Area Line Manager for North America which included activity of route management; pricing activities; capacity management; Refrigerated services management; U.S. Government pricing, and contract management for liner activity to and from North America.

From 2003 to 2005, Bill was Vice President for the Middle East, West Central Asia and Mediterranean services, accountable for the p&l for all liner activities for these areas.

Bill started his career at Maersk Inc. in January 1985 as a Sales Representative in the WTC in New York City. He also held a number of positions for both commercial and liner activities, including positions in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) where he was Sales and Country Manager, and Regional Manager for Florida and the Caribbean in Miami.

A native of Staten Island, New York, Mr. Duggan graduated with a B.S. in Management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Mr. Duggan and his wife Terri have four children.


Joe Lombardo
National Sales Manager, McKay TransCold
Mr. Lombardo has 40 years in the transportation industry, with 20 years as Group Manager Transportation at Nestlé USA, and was responsible for transportation procurement, carrier development, transportation capacity planning, and transportation strategy across seven supply chains. Mr. Lombardo also oversaw a 200 unit private fleet operation based at five terminals and a load control center processing 300,000 loads per year. Mr. Lombardo currently brings his many years of experience as a shipper to the customer service side as National Sales Manager for McKay TransCold, a 3PL logistics solution provider operating a dedicated refrigerated boxcar unit train bi-directionally between California and the Midwest. Offering forwarding DCs at both hubs.


Henry Morita
Supply Chain Director, International Brands / IMS, Nestle USA
Nestlé is the world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company. Our mission of "Good Food, Good Life" is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night.

The portfolio covers almost every food and beverage category – giving consumers tastier and healthier products to enjoy at every eating occasion and throughout life’s stages including times of special nutritional need.

As Supply Chain Director for Nestlé USA’s International Brands Division and Intermarket Supply, Henry Morita, identifies, develops and executes the international logistics, transportation and governmental compliance criteria for the import and export functions.

Henry started his career at Nestlé USA over 20 years ago after graduating from CSUN where he studied marketing and accounting. Over his career, Henry has held 9 different roles in logistics and manufacturing and has had the opportunity to live in 8 different cities. This has provided Henry with extensive knowledge of the international and domestic business units.

When you don’t see Henry at work, you will most likely find him either on the golf course, watching some form of sports with family and friends or in the kitchen where he will be testing out his latest culinary creations.



Lamont Petersen
Vice President of Marketing, Hyundai Merchant Marine
Lamont Petersen is Vice President-Transpacific WB Trade and Marketing for Hyundai Merchant Marine in Dallas, TX and has over 30 years of experience in Ocean Transportation & Logistics. She also held management positions with Neptune Orient Line and APL prior to joining HMM. Early in her career, Lamont worked as a shipper for international construction & infrastructure projects. Her current responsibilities, as head of the TP WB Trade; include strategic planning, marketing, pricing & space (or yield) management. A native Texan, Lamont is from the Dallas area and attended the University of Texas-Arlington... back in the dark ages when they actually had a football team!

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 - Top

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
CONCURRENT PANEL SESSION: It’s All About the Box: The Latest Technology Advancements in Reefer Shipping


William Duggan
Vice President, Maersk Line
Bill Duggan, Maersk Line’s Vice President of North American Refrigerated services, was appointed to this position February 1, 2007. In this role, Bill manages the technical, pricing, strategy, and commercial development of all import and export refrigerated business activity.

In 2006, Bill was made Area Line Manager for North America which included activity of route management; pricing activities; capacity management; Refrigerated services management; U.S. Government pricing, and contract management for liner activity to and from North America.

From 2003 to 2005, Bill was Vice President for the Middle East, West Central Asia and Mediterranean services, accountable for the p&l for all liner activities for these areas.

Bill started his career at Maersk Inc. in January 1985 as a Sales Representative in the WTC in New York City. He also held a number of positions for both commercial and liner activities, including positions in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) where he was Sales and Country Manager, and Regional Manager for Florida and the Caribbean in Miami.

A native of Staten Island, New York, Mr. Duggan graduated with a B.S. in Management from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Mr. Duggan and his wife Terri have four children.


Dr. Eduardo Kerbel
Director of Postharvest Handling and Technology, Dole Fresh Fruit International
Dr Eduardo Kerbel is the Director of Postharvest Handling and Technology for Dole Tropical Product Latin America, Ltd , based in Costa Rica, where he has worked for almost 19 years. His responsibilities include Research & Development, Consulting, Lecturing, and Technical Assistance to : Agricultural Production, Quality, Logistics, Operations, Refrigeration, Transportation, Technical Services, Sales, Marketing, Legal, and Customers Groups. Dr Kerbel holds a Masters degree in Food Science and Technology and a PhD degree in Plant Physiology from the University of California at Davis. Prior to joining Dole he worked for 9 years as Consultant, University professor (University of Illinois), and R&D Director in the Fresh Cut Fruit/Vegetable Industry.


Joe Lombardo
National Sales Manager, McKay TransCold
Mr. Lombardo has 40 years in the transportation industry, with 20 years as Group Manager Transportation at Nestlé USA, and was responsible for transportation procurement, carrier development, transportation capacity planning, and transportation strategy across seven supply chains. Mr. Lombardo also oversaw a 200 unit private fleet operation based at five terminals and a load control center processing 300,000 loads per year. Mr. Lombardo currently brings his many years of experience as a shipper to the customer service side as National Sales Manager for McKay TransCold, a 3PL logistics solution provider operating a dedicated refrigerated boxcar unit train bi-directionally between California and the Midwest. Offering forwarding DCs at both hubs.


James Taeckens
Senior Product Manager, Carrier Transicold
James Taeckens is a senior product manager for Carrier Transicold Container Products Group, an industry leader providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. (NYSE:UTX).

Based in Syracuse, N.Y. since 2005, Mr. Taeckens is involved in product development, including the introduction of the NaturaLINE™ unit, the world’s first and only container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2) with a global warming potential (GWP) of one. Mr. Taeckens is also responsible for the advancement of the new XtendFRESH™ container atmosphere control system, which uses innovative technologies to remove ethylene while actively controlling oxygen (O2) and CO2 levels, distinguishing it from other container atmosphere control products on the market today.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Taeckens was responsible for identifying and launching new products for the Aftermarket division at Visteon Corporation of Dearborn, Mich. In addition, he spent several years at Ford Motor Company and AT&T Istel LTD. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.



Brian Westcott
President & CEO, Purfresh
Dr. Brian Westcott is president and chief executive officer of Purfresh. A results-oriented leader with more than 25 years of experience in operations, strategic management, and corporate development for both Fortune 500 and early stage companies, Dr. Westcott joined Purfresh to build upon the Company’s leadership position and growth.

In academic and business circles alike, Dr. Westcott is a thought leader in strategic innovation. He has published and lectured in the areas of leadership, business policy, technology strategy, company change programs, product development, and operations management. His case studies on technology management are published through Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Before joining Purfresh, Dr. Westcott held management positions for JDS Uniphase, Inc., Inogen, Inc., AT Kearney, and General Electric, Inc. Dr. Westcott was the first Post Doctoral Fellow at Stanford’s GSB, earned a Ph.D. in management science and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. Mr. Westcott was recognized as a Hero of U.S. Manufacturing by Fortune Magazine, and was the founder of Westt, Inc., ranked #34 fastest growing company in America by Inc. Magazine.

 

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Cold Chain Infrastructure at the Ports and Beyond


Thomas Finkbiner
CEO, Tiger Cool Express
Tom Finkbiner is Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Cool Express LLC, an intermodal refrigerated container start-up located in Overland Park, Kansas. Prior to Tiger Cool, Tom worked with Ted Prince as a partner in Surface Intermodal Solutions, LLC and has been a Board Member at the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver for sixeen years, including seven as Chairman. Among Tom’s other positions were President of Pacer Stacktrain; Executive Vice President of Railex LLC; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Quality Distribution, Inc.; Vice President-Intermodal at Norfolk Southern Corporation and Vice President, Marketing and Administration for North American Van Lines. He started his 39 year career in freight transportation with Roadway Express, Inc. He is past Chairman of the Intermodal Association of North America and was awarded the Silver King Pin for career achievement in the Intermodal Industry.


Diogo Lobo
President, Logistics, Lineage Logistics
Mr. Lobo is currently President, Logistics of Lineage Logistics and oversees its 4PL global logistics operations. Previously, Mr. Lobo was Head of International Logistics at JBS USA, the world’s largest protein company, where he was responsible for directing its international logistics efforts. His logistics experience also included previous tenures operating in various logistics project management positions within the food supply chain and at multiple food producers including Sadia (Brazil Foods) and Woolworths’ Meat Division of QKSA. Mr. Lobo holds degrees in supply chain, international trade, and food technology including a MBA in Logistics and Operations from IEGE International Institute of Management


Brooks Royster
President, MTC Logistics
Brooks Royster is President of MTC Logistics and a 42 year veteran of the maritime and international logistics industries. He came to MTC Logistics’ having most recently served as Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration. Prior, he served a number of deep water ports and private corporations as the CEO, President and/or COO. His background includes cold chain logistics, port and terminal management, stevedoring, and vessel agency. His business dealings have taken him around the globe to create valued partnerships in over 35 countries, relationships he still draws upon regularly. During his six years at MTC Logistics, he has overseen among other things the construction of MTC’s state-of-the-art international refrigerated DC located adjacent to Seagirt Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore, and is soon to break ground on the second phase of that facility this spring. Married for 43 years to Priscilla, a licensed Customs House Broker, Brooks is a native of Gulfport, MS and attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile.


Marcel van Dijk
Business Development Manager, Port of Los Angeles
Marcel van Dijk is the Marketing Manager for the Port of Los Angeles since 2001. Where he is responsible for the business development of the Port and where he maintains relationship with key individuals in the logistic chain as well as beneficial cargo owners.

His focus is on the bulk and break-bulk cargo handling and has responsibility as an account manager for (non-)containerized terminals at the Port of Los Angeles. With his knowledge of the agricultural trade, he is keen to develop the Port as a major gateway for dry and perishable produce.

Prior to joining the Port of Los Angeles, Marcel worked for 15 years in the private sector, a career that spanned many phases of corporate management. His career in the USA started with Honeywell Transportation and Power Systems in 1997, where he was the After-sales business manager for their turbocharger product line. Prior to Honeywell, Marcel worked for Renault Cars in The Netherlands.

Marcel received a Bachelor’s degree from the Economic and Administrative College in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He and his wife, Nicky, lives in San Pedro California.