Awards & Achievements

2001:  NY Traffic Club Transportation Person of the Year
The Traffic Club of New York is an organization of logistics professionals in the maritime, intermodal, rail, motor carrier, port, and allied distribution fields. Members are made up of manufacturers, freight brokerages, executives and legal professionals who deal with the logistics industry on a daily basis.
2004:  Inducted to The International Maritime Hall of Fame
The International Maritime Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey to recognize maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that guide the maritime industry in the 21st Century.
2005: The Connie Award
The Connie Award was established by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in 1972 to recognize individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the evolution of containerized shipping and intermodalism. Named for the container, the Connie Award quickly grew in stature as a recognition of achievement and dedication by peers.
2007:  NY-NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders Person of the Year
The New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association, Inc. is one of the oldest transportation related organizations in the United States today. Founded in 1917, the association provides information on issues and developments important to its members; serves as a voice for the Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and OTI communities in policy and regulation decision-making; and protects and advocates the best interests of the group as a whole.
2009: Honorary Member of the German-American Chamber of Commerce
For sixty years the German American Chamber of Commerce®, New York has promoted bilateral business relations between the United States and Germany. During this time, the Chamber has become one of the most innovative providers of services for German American trade. A wealth of experience and international contacts form the basis of their work and success in the US and Germany.

Worldwide Professional Background

  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • North America

Eight years in Latin America:

Represented the American, Asian and European carriers with Management positions in these countries:
Container Yard

  • Guatemala
  • Panama
  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic
Container Ship

Six years in Europe:

Implementation of Hapag Lloyd-owned organization in France

Managing Director at Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg, Germany covering North America

Eight years in Asia:

Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd (Japan) responsible for Japan and Korea

Managing Director of Hapag-Lloyd (Asia) in Singapore, responsible for Eastern Hemisphere Region including:Container moving through street in Singapore

  • Asia
  • The Middle East
  • The Indian Subcontinent
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
North America MapOver 20 years in North America:

Commercial responsibility of Hapag-Lloyd TransPacific Services

CEO/President of Hapag-Lloyd (America), responsible for The Americas, including Latin America, The United States and Canada

Integration of CP Ships to Hapag-Lloyd

Member of Hapag-Lloyd AG Management Board