At the time, the very male-dominated industry seemed like an uphill challenge for a recent Peruvian immigrant. It was through the great help of industry mentors...that I was able to rise in the ranks of the logistics industry.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
On April 26th, LILLY + Associates International founder and namesake Lilly Cabrera was inducted into the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association Hall of Fame (FCBF). The FCBF created the Hall of Fame program in 2009 to honor top business leaders involved in the shipping and transportation industry in Florida. Cabrera was given the distinction due to her more than decade-long commitment to optimizing supply chains while keeping customer service a top priority.
During the event, Cabrera remarked that she "started my career as a receptionist and in entry-level positions. At the time, the very male-dominated industry seemed like an uphill challenge for a recent Peruvian immigrant. It was through the great help of industry mentors, many of whom are in this room, that I was able to rise in the ranks of the logistics industry."
Now the company with wholly-owned offices on three continents and has been named one of the fastest-growing businesses in Florida. As an industry leader, Cabrera has worked hard to meet challenges and satisfy customers. This includes positioning LILLY + Associates as a shipping expert in Latin America, particularly Venezuela – a region where shipping is notoriously difficult.
"In 1996, me and my son, Nelson, opened doors to Lilly + Associates International. The company today is still growing at a tremendous rate, regardless of the changes to the landscape of the industry. I am so thankful to my team of employees, both here in Miami and our offices throughout the world," said Cabrera.
The businesswoman has also served as a mentor to numerous individuals in the field and continues to be widely respected and admired within both her company and the wider community. Her business has also achieved such distinctions as being named a finalist in the categories of “On the Map – Miami and Beyond” and “Innovative Practices” at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Top Minority Business Awards, as well as one of the “Top 100 Private Companies in South Florida in 2013” in the South Florida Business Journal.
About the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association
The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc. was founded in 1960 by a handful of Miami brokers & forwarders. FCBF has since grown into the most influential and active representative body of the Florida freight forwarding and customs brokerage community. Through its numerous committees of volunteer professionals, the FCBF represents our industry on matters that directly affect the trade arena.
About LILLY + Associates
Founded in 1996, LILLY + Associates International is a multinational shipping and logistics services company, specializing in ocean freight. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida and operates wholly-owned offices in the United States, Latin America and Asia. With employees and agents around the world, LILLY offers competitive import and export rates with effective door-to-door transportation and logistics solutions.
To learn more about LILLY + Associates or to get a quote, visit http://www.shiplilly.com, email sales(at)shiplilly(dot)com or call 888-464-5459.