Supply Chain Veteran Joins Boomerang Carnets

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Boomerang Carnets is looking toward the future with new hire, Andrew Shiles, in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Shiles' distinguished career combined with boomerang carnets' innovations in the international trade industry gear up to provide customers with new ideas and tools to grow their exports.

Cargo industry and supply chain veteran Andrew Shiles has joined Boomerang Carnets® as Chief Operating Officer (COO). From our centralized ATA Carnet issuing facility in Illinois, we serve exporters in all 50 U.S. states. ATA Carnets are internationally accepted customs documents used for temporary exports which allow for import-duty and -tax free customs clearance into carnet countries for up to one year. In 2014 boomerang carnets opened operations in the U.K. Shiles will be responsible for all U.S. and U.K. operations.

Shiles comes into the role of COO after Leslie August, who served the company for many years. “Leslie was a vital part of Boomerang Carnets® and we wish her the best,” said Curt Wilson, President and CEO. “We are excited about Andy joining our team. He has substantial experience with international trade, government and industry affairs, operations management, regulatory compliance and marketing. This, along with his extensive connections in the governmental and private sectors, will be a great addition to our leadership team.”

Shiles comes to Boomerang Carnets® after serving as the Sr. Director of Trade Compliance of North America at CEVA Logistics. Shiles also served as the Sr. Vice President of Trade Services at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). In addition, Shiles had a distinguished career of 30+ years at Federal Express Corporation (FedEx). Shiles has extensive experience in assisting companies in expanding their markets and stimulating international trade. He works to affect positive change in the import & export communities by collaborating with the governmental and private sectors to develop programs, pilots and regulations to streamline processes and promote secure supply chains.

Shiles tells us that he was “city born, and country raised”. Born in New York City, he was raised in the Southwest and Tennessee. Shiles received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and he currently resides in the Memphis, Tennessee area with his wife Amy of 30 years.

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Boomerang Carnets®, Corporation for International Business’ branded ATA Carnet service

Corporation for International Business a.k.a. Boomerang Carnets® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kernow Capital Corporation (KCC) specializing in ATA Carnets and ATA Carnet Guarantees in the US & UK. We are an appointed Service Provider to the United States Council for International Business and issued 11,050 ATA Carnets in 2019.

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