I am honored to serve as president of this association and to work with the diverse body of members who are all dedicated to the development of international trade policy in Florida
Brentwood, Tenn. (Vocus) May 23, 2008
Albert Oses, regional sales manager for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics), has been elected as president of the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, Inc. (FCBF).
Oses began leading the 600-plus member association after he was formally inducted as president in early May at the FCBF’s 49th annual Gala Celebration. Oses will lead the association’s efforts in maximizing the ability of the State of Florida to effectively compete for international trade resources while minimizing barriers for its members.
“I am honored to serve as president of this association and to work with the diverse body of members who are all dedicated to the development of international trade policy in Florida,” stated Oses. He has been an active member of the organization for 25 years.
The FCBF is a statewide association that fosters communication between the logistics and trade community and federal agencies to expand Florida’s trading communities at the local, state, and national levels. The FCBF reports to the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America led by OH Logistics’ SVP, Mary Jo Muoio, who was recently elected to a second term as president of the organization.
“Having our people in leadership roles within these organizations allows us to be intimately involved in developing regulations and understanding the issues that impact our clients,” stated Larry Antonucci, President, Barthco Americas, the international services division of OH Logistics. “Albert and Mary Jo work diligently in our industry, communities and with our government agencies to stay fully informed about industry dynamics and to be resources of that information for our clients. I am very proud of each of them for their accomplishments and recent elections.”
In his new role, Oses will also hold a seat on the board of directors of the Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium, which includes local government commissioners and the mayor. With this appointment, Oses plans to meet with directors of the ports and airports of Florida, as well as senators and congressional representatives, to discuss trade agreements and issues between Latin America and South Florida.
About the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.:
The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc. (FCBF) was founded in 1960 by a handful of Miami brokers and forwarders and has since grown into the most influential and active representative body of the Florida freight forwarding and customs brokerage community.
About OH Logistics (http://www.ohlogistics.com):
Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing supply chain management solutions including international and domestic transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. The company offers fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, network optimization, cross docking, and pool distribution. OH Logistics consists of three divisions—International Services, Contract Logistics and Transportation Services. The company operates over 120 value-added distribution centers and offers complete transportation management services domestically and internationally. OH Logistics serves the food service consolidation; industrial; electronic and high-tech; health and beauty; consumer products; and many other industries and employs over 5,700.
OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the Web at http://www.ohlogistics.com.