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Management Team

Meet the APL Logistics executive leadership team.
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William Villalon

President, APL Logistics

Bill has been with APL Logistics since 1984. As President, he is responsible for global commercial, financial, and operational activities. Prior to his role as President, he served as the global leader for APL Logistics’ Automotive vertical, and the regional leader for the North America. Bill holds an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Danny Goh

Chief Operations Officer / Senior Vice President, Greater Asia

As Chief Operations Officer Danny is responsible for enhancing efficiency, cost control and profitability through better technologies, systems and processes across the network. In March 2018, he was also appointed Senior Vice President, Greater Asia covering North Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Danny has held leadership positions in APLL since 2010. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Oregon.

Kazuo Inui

Chief Financial Officer

With over 34 years of experience in accounting and finance, Inui-san brings a deep understanding  to APL Logistics’ financial operations worldwide. In his previous roles with the KWE Group he developed an extensive knowledge of air freight forwarding, NVOCC, and customs brokerage. Inui-san graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration from the Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan.

Wendi Martin

Chief Human Resources Officer

Wendi brings over 25 years of human resources experience to APL Logistics. She has held both leadership and management roles in talent acquisition, training & development, performance management, organizational change, and occupational health & safety. Wendi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, specializing in Human Resources Management, from Central Western University. She also holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.

Eric Lee

Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer for APL Logistics Eric leads APL Logistics’ global legal department. He provides direction and guidance to management on both internal and external legal and business matters. Eric is a supply chain, logistics and transportation attorney and was a partner in a well-respected international law firm prior to joining APL Logistics.

 

Anthony Zasimovich

Senior Vice President, Retail

As Senior Vice President of APL Logistics’ Retail vertical, Tony is responsible for the strategic development, growth and profitability of APL Logistics’ Retail logistics business worldwide. Tony has been a part of the APL Logistics team since 1988, during which time he’s worked in both Asia and North America, overseeing international air and ocean freight forwarding, origin consolidation, and destination/deconsolidation services. Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from University of Connecticut.

Michael C. Pilver Jr.

Vice President, Automotive

As Vice President of the Automotive vertical for APL Logistics, Mike is responsible for the strategic development, growth and profitability of the automotive logistics business worldwide. He has been with APL Logistics since 2001 and has over 35 years of experience in premium transportation, automotive logistics and global supply chain services. Mike is a graduate of the Auburn University business school, Ohio State University’s Logistics and Supply Chain Services program, as well as an executive learning program provided by the Rizzo School of Business, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Graeme Watson

Regional Vice President, North America

As APL Logistics’ Regional Vice President for North America, Graeme is responsible for business and operations across the U.S. and Canada. He has over 30 years of experience in the logistics industry and has held many roles throughout the U.S. and Europe, including site operations and business development. Graeme has lived in North America for 20 years, he holds a B.A. (Honors) from De Montfort University in Leicester (UK).

Jens Romer Sode

Regional Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Based in Hamburg, Jens is APL Logistics’ Regional Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa.  He is responsible for the business operations in mainland Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining APL Logistics, Jens’ professional experience ranged from CEO at Damco Benelux to various positions within the A.P. Møller-Maersk Group. Jens holds a FMBA in Administration & Management from Columbia Business School, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Copenhagen Business School and an executive leadership education from INSEAD.

Fabio Duque

Regional Vice President, Latin America

As APL Logistics’ Regional Vice President, Latin America, Fabio is responsible for business and operations across Mexico and Latin America. Prior to joining APL Logistics, Fabio worked with CTI Logistics and gained extensive supply chain management experience from leadership roles in international services, logistics engineering, distribution, and inventory management. Fabio earned his Master’s Degree in Logistics from the University of IECAT Brazil and holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from FEI Brazil. He currently serves as a Board Director for the Chilean Logistics Association (ALOG).

Paul Man

Regional Vice President, North Asia

Based in Hong Kong, Paul is APL Logistics’ Regional Vice President, North Asia. He is responsible for business in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Prior to his current role Paul held various management roles within APL Logistics, managing International Logistics, Contract Logistics, and Managing Director of Central & North China. He is highly regarded in the industry for his expertise. Paul holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and possesses a Diploma of Management Studies from Henley Management College of U.K.

Amitabha Chaudhuri

Regional Vice President, South Asia

Based in Mumbai, India, Amitabha is Regional Vice President, South Asia. He is responsible for the business and operations across Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Prior to joining APL Logistics in 2007, Amitabha spent the first 23 years of his career as a civil servant for the Ministry of Railways in India. He lead IndiaLinxSM, APL Logistics’ container rail service in India. Amitabha earned his Masters of Arts from Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India.

Komol Roongruangyot

Regional Vice President, South East Asia

Komol has held the position of Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, since he joined APL Logistics in 2010. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, he is responsible for the company’s business and operations across the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand. A veteran of the transportation and logistics industry, Komol has held commercial and general management positions for more than 23 years. He holds an MBA from the National Institute of Development Administration in Thailand and a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science from Cornell College in Iowa.

Anthony Tay

Vice President, International Order Management & Forwarding Services

Anthony Tay has been with APL Logistics since 2005 and has served in various roles including Country Manager, Vietnam.  During his time in Vietnam Anthony helped to accelerate growth for APLL in the region, and led efforts to construct one of Asia’s largest CFS facilities serving a variety of Retail and Consumer customers.  Prior to APLL, Anthony worked with several 3PLs and freight forwarders across Asia and hold a B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Curtin University, Australia.

Thad Bedard

Vice President, Strategy and Marketing

As Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Business Development Thad is responsible for APL Logistics’ strategic planning and alignment, corporate marketing, as well as product discovery and positioning. Prior to his current role, Thad held positions as Director of Strategic Accounts, Commercial Head SCS Group, and North America Retail Head.


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