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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.

Takayuki Maruyama

Chief Financial Officer

Maruyama has been with APL Logistics since 2016. Prior to joining APL Logistics, he took on multiple stints globally in his 25 years career with KWE. His last role was as the Deputy Financial Officer of KWE (China) Co. Ltd.

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.


Beth Stolarick

Chief HR Officer

Beth has varied and deep experience in HR, equipped with strong financial skills, and is a CPA. Her other professional certifications include a Master’s certificate in project management, Myers-Briggs analysis certification, and she holds a LEAN Six Sigma green belt. Beth’s career includes a stint in consulting, progressive leadership roles at Sears and its affiliates, and time as a Group CHRO.  Since 2017, Beth has been active as the Managing Director/Founder of Prism Leadership Partners.

Hakan Yaren

Chief Information Officer

Hakan is an IT veteran and joins us from the ABB Group where he has served as VP Business Unit CIO/Strategic Programs. For the last 20 years he has held executive leadership roles in Technology, Strategy, M&A, Product Development, and Professional Services in industries ranging from logistics to manufacturing and software development. Hakan was educated in the U.S. and Turkey, he holds two degrees in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

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).

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.

Umesh Bhanot

Regional Vice President, South Asia

Based in Gurgaon, India, Umesh is responsible for the business and operations across Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He was also the Managing Director in APL Logistics VASCOR Automotive and was initially appointed Chief Operating Officer upon the company’s incorporation in 2012. Umesh has extensive experience in the field of CBU transportation, terminals and container transportation. He holds a MBA in Management Studies from Delhi University and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, India.

Loh Chun How

Managing Director (Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar)

Chun How has been Managing Director of APLL Vietnam since 2018 and expanded his scope to cover Cambodia and Myanmar in August 2020. Chun How started out as a Management Trainee in NOL Group 22 years ago, and had diverse roles in Operations, IT, Corporate Sales & Marketing, Strategic Planning and Asset Management. His experience also includes more than 15 years of postings in emerging cities in China, Myanmar and now Vietnam, at various leadership positions.  He holds a B.Soc.Sci (Hons) degree in Economics from National University of Singapore, a mini-Masters from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a mini-MBA from Singapore Management University.


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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