Baltimore, MD. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
In a strategic move to expand its leadership team, Shapiro, a 98-year-old global transportation and regulatory compliance provider, announced the promotions of Matthew Kobussen and Angela Czajkowski from managerial to directorial positions at its headquarters in Baltimore, MD.
A graduate of the University of Vermont, Matthew Kobussen joined Shapiro 11 years ago as an Import Coordinator and quickly rose to Import Manager upon receiving his Customhouse Broker (CHB) license. Kobussen’s extensive logistics expertise and commitment to customer service was soon redirected towards the international transportation segment of Shapiro’s business when he accepted the role of Global Logistics Manager. In his role as Director of Global Logistics, Kobussen will focus on optimizing Shapiro’s customer-centric freight strategy while leading a team of talented logistics professionals who thrive on crafting dynamic transportation solutions.
Angela Czajkowski started with Shapiro as an International Region Specialist in 2006 and was soon advanced to National Account Manager as Shapiro’s increased need for rate negotiation and routing design for top customers emerged. Her last role as Global Supply Chain Manager involved the supervision of a team dealing with high volume, high complexity, multi-lane, multi-modal accounts. Czajkowski’s experience in supply chain management, contract rate negotiations, and key role in the development of Shapiro’s Purchase Order Management product propelled her elevation to her newest Shapiro role of Director of Supply Chain. Czajkowski is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a degree in International Business, and holds a Masters in Supply Chain Management from Towson University.
“Angela and Matt possess the creativity, passion, and deep intelligence to build the unique and specialized solutions coveted by today’s progressive importers and exporters,” says Robert Burdette, Shapiro’s Vice President of Strategic Development. “Amid relentless global competition, Shapiro and our customers are fortunate to have Matt and Angela’s powerful determination to leave the status quo far behind through continuous, positive change. These two are the heart and soul of our bright future in transportation management, cargo technology, and better, more flexible designs for our customers.”