Joe has over 40 years of experience in logistics. Before forming Worldwide Logistics in 1998, Joe was Executive Director of International for Fritz Companies, Inc., where he was employed for 10 years. In this role, he was responsible for managing all Fritz, non USA locations. This included management of over 1000 employees in over 25 countries. During his career, Joe has held executive positions with Fritz, Geo Logistics and OOCL. He has spent extensive time, traveling and living abroad. Joe is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and did post graduate study at University of New Hampshire.
Regional Vice President - Midwest USA
John has over 30 years of experience in international logistics. He started his career at Schenker DB when he obtained his U.S. Customs Broker License. During his career he has held sales and management positions at Fritz Companies, Inc., Energizer Battery and W.E.S.T. Forwarding Services. Before joining the team at Worldwide Logistics Group, John led his own logistics team at, AEXUS Worldwide LLC. In his current role at WWL, John is directly involved in business development and the expansion and growth of the Cleveland office.
Managing Director - Turkey
Erdal comes to Worldwide Logistics Group with over 35 years of logistics experience. He has served in executive positions for Fritz Companies, Inc., Fed X Trade Network and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He has knowledge of all aspects of logistics including air cargo transport, ocean freight logistics, land transport and physical distribution. He also has in depth knowledge of logistics in Central Asia, specifically Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Managing Director - Mexico
Claudia has more than 13 years of experience in the logistics industry, starting in customer service for the Spanish group, Vametrans, then moving to Cargoways in Mexico. Before working within the logistics sector, Ms. Castanos worked in private banking after finishing her studies in Business Administration at Universidad Panamericana. She is an expert in the Mexican commerce trade field including strong knowledge in customs, trade agreements and compliance in the Mexico market.
Jane has over 30 years of experience in accounting and financial management. Prior to joining Worldwide Logistics Group she spent a significant portion of her career in the grocery/food industry. Upon joining WWL in 2002 she became one of the earliest employees of the company. From the beginning of her employment, when she was the lone accounting staff in the company to present day where she is the leader of a team of over 10 people, she has developed an intimate knowledge of the logistics industry from a financial perspective. Her “hands on” experience and breadth of knowledge in relation to our company in particular and logistics in general is invaluable to our company.
General Manager - Middle East
Bebin hails from Thiruvalla ,Kerala State ,India. He is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi University where he attained a degree in Business Commerce. He also completed his Masters in International Business at Bharathiar University. Upon completion of his studies Bebin immediately began to pursue a career in his chosen field of international logistics. He came to Worldwide Logistics Group in 2019 with over 10 years industry experience in both India and Dubai. He has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of logistics on a global basis including air freight, ocean freight, distribution, and project/event forwarding.
Manager - Supply Chain Solutions, Asia
Ryan joined Worldwide Logistics’ Hong Kong office in 2011 as a management trainee and was allocated to work in our Paramus office for two years. He was relocated to Hong Kong in 2013. In his current role, he works closely with all ocean carriers for rate and contract negotiation. He provides pricing support and helps facilitate communications between our Far East agents and US offices. He also provides consultative support to our clients with regard to Supply Chain engineering. Ryan earned the MSc (Master of Science) in Operations and Supply Chain Management at City University of Hong Kong in 2016.
Director Accounting - Asia
Eva is one of WWL Group’s longest serving employees, working as the Director Accounting – Asia. She has over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management. In her 19 years with the company, Eva is responsible for accounting and financial management in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Her role has expanded beyond the Hong Kong and China region and includes critical oversight of regional accounting reporting and financial analysis throughout Asia including WWL branch offices in India and Vietnam. Eva earned a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance Degree from the University of Greenwich.
General Manager US Operations
Eric joined Worldwide Logistics Group immediately upon graduation from College of New Jersey where he earned a degree in economics. He initially worked in operations for WWL subsidiary India Maritime Agency LLC. In his nearly 10 years with the group he has excelled in customer service, process engineering and applied IT. In his current role he manages the entire WWL operations staff in New Jersey including import, export, air and ocean.
General Manager – Los Angeles
Gricelda Esquivias has over 20 years of experience in the Logistics Field. She started her career in a key operating role for one of the largest CFS operators in Southern California. She was among the first employees of WWL in California. Gricelda is knowledgable in all aspects of logistics. She is DG certified and an expert in process control and improvement. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Gricelda provides solid leadership for our second largest US operation.
Managing Director - Asia
Willy has over 35 years of experience in International Logistics services. The majority of his time has been spent working in Hong Kong and covering the Asian Pacific Region. Prior to joining Worldwide Logistics, Willy held various management positions with APL (American President Lines), ACS (American Consolidation Services), and Fritz Companies, Inc. During his tenure with Fritz, he helped establish the first company owned air freight operation in Hong Kong and he drove the development of the first Fritz offices in China. Willy also worked with major clients such as Walmart and General Electric Appliances to set up the distribution operations in Southern China.
Managing Director - Spain
Manuel has more than 33 years of experience in the freight forwarding, logistics and customs brokerage industries. He is an expert in regulatory issues such as customs brokerage licenses for freight forwarders, authorized economic operator licenses, freight quality certifications, self-audit programs, airport security programs and security clearance applications for defense programs. Early is his freight forwarding career, Manuel focused his interest in international sales with extensive travel throughout the Far East, Europe and the Americas. Manuel holds a customs brokerage license and a logistic operator license. He graduated from Madrid University with a major in Sales Administration and Marketing. He lives with his family in Madrid, Spain.
Vice President – Sales and Marketing
Don is an industry veteran of over 30 years. He is a graduate of Brandywine College. Prior to joining WWL Group in 2006, Don spent time working for Lep International (Geologistics), WTC (Burlington), and Emery Worldwide. He has a broad based experience in logistics including both domestic and international. He brings a consultative approach to business development. Partnering with clients to find solutions and profit improvement opportunities is his trademark.
Managing Director - UK
Glenn has over a dozen years of experience in the logistics field. While he is well grounded in all traditional aspects of logistics he has gained particular expertise in the areas of E-Commerce and Event Logistics. Most of his career has been spent in the UK however Glenn gained valuable experience during a one year posting in Australia where he developed skills in demand planning and reverse logistics. Glenn has travelled extensively in his career, in particular to China and India. In 2016 Glenn partnered with Worldwide Logistics to establish our branch in the UK under the name UK WWL Ltd. He is responsible for managing all aspects of our business in the UK where we have a full service forwarding operation as well as our own warehouse which provides a wide range of 3PL services.
General Manager – South China
Ray has over 20 years of experience in the logistics field. He began his career at SeaLand Service, Inc. which later became Maersk with the acquisition of SeaLand by AP Moeler Group. Before joining Worldwide Logistics in 2004, Ray held various positions at Jas Forwarding (HK) Ltd. Ray helped establish the Worldwide Logistics office in Shenzhen, China in 2009. In his current role he is responsible for managing our offices in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, reporting directly to Willy Fong.
Director - Asia Trade Development
Peter has nearly 20 years of experience in logistics. He holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from CUNY Baruch College. Peter began his career in Vietnam with OIA Global and later Cargolux. Prior to emigrating to the USA in 2013 he spent time working in Vietnam and China for both airlines and freight forwarding companies. This experience gives him a broad understanding of all aspects of logistics and he is particularly knowledgeable in the areas of air freight and E-commerce logistics. Peter is fluent in English, Vietnamese and Mandarin.
Business Development Manager - Germany
Alissa has over 10 years of experience in the logistics industry. Her expertise is in the area for air and sea freight logistics with experience gained from working at ITG and PanTerra. Alissa will be in charge of both these divisions in her role with Worldwide Logistics Group’s Germany office.
Managing Director - Germany
Daniel has been in the logistics industry for over 20 years. During his first years at BAX Global, Daniel was responsible for developing the Europe-Asia market. Later he went to PanTerra to build and steadily develop their international sector. Later he created Motion, a network for logistics service provides to network and grow their businesses. In his current role at Worldwide Logistics Group, he has ben instrumental in the organization and growth of the Worldwide Logistics Group’s Germany office, focusing on air and sea freight as well as trade fair logistics.
Director - Supply Chain Solutions
Andrew has over 25 years of experience in the field of logistics. He is a 1996 graduate of Syracuse University where he earned a BA in Supply Chain Management. Andrew has been part of the Worldwide Logistics management team since 2008. Prior to that he held key positions with MDS Atlantic/DSL, Walker International Transportation, Worldcom and Bluefly.com. His experience spans all aspects of supply chain management.
Richard’s career in logistics spans over 40 years. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1970, he began working in the air cargo industry. He later transitioned into the China/US ocean consolidation business, first with Fritz Companies, and then as one of the original members of Distribution Services Ltd.(DSL). His company, MDS, managed the east coast growth and development of DSL, prior to its acquisition by Maersk Logistics. He then became a managing partner of Logistics Services, Ltd., which was later acquired by Fritz Companies, Inc. in 1995. In the ten years prior to joining Worldwide Logistics in 2008, Richard held an executive position with Dan Transport, today known as DSV.
General Manager - China
David has over 25 years of experience in the logistics field. His career began immediately upon graduation from Shanghai Lixin University we he earned a degree in Accounting and Finance. In 2000 David joined Worldwide Logistics and has been instrumental in developing our China business ever since. In his current role David manages WWL offices in Shanghai and Qingdao while overseeing all activity in Central and Northern China.
General Manager – Customs House Brokerage
Michael has over 15 years or experience in US Customs Brokerage. His expertise is in both transactional customs brokerage as well as consulting and transaction planning. A graduate of University of Maryland where he received a B.S. in Finance and International Business, Michael is a licensed US Customs Broker. In his present role with WWL CHB Michael is our corporate license holder and manages all aspects of our Customs Brokerage business supervising a team of 10 people.
Manager – Human Resources US
Caitlin joined Worldwide Logistics in 2018 after working for 10 years in the legal field. She secured her paralegal certificate in 2015. Her paralegal and administrative experience gives her the perspective she needs to manage human resources and legal compliance work for all of Worldwide Logistics’ divisions. Caitlin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Executive Vice President
Tom began his career in logistics immediately upon graduation from University of Delaware in 2013 where he achieved a BS in Accounting. After working as a financial analyst for two years at NFI Industries he joined Worldwide Logistics in 2015. In his current role Tom is directly involved with strategic planning, financial management and business development.
Director - Supply Chain Solutions
Peter has over 20 years of experience in the logistics field. He began his career with a cargo handling company at Newark International Airport servicing airlines such as BA, KLM, and EVA. After moving on to DSV where he excelled in sales and marketing he joined Worldwide Logistics Group in 2008. Peter is a native of Cuba and is fluent in both Spanish and English. In his current role he is responsible for strategic planning and account management for some of our largest accounts.
General Manager - NTDS
John has over 15 years of experience in domestic and international logistics. He joined the Worldwide Logistics in January of 2012 as a logistics freight broker. During his tenure with WWL, John has been involved all aspects of the business including business development, carrier compliance, and strategic direction. In 2017 John was instrumental in establishing WWL’s US domestic transportation subsidiary Nationwide Transportation and Distribution Services (NTDS). In his current role John manages all aspects of our domestic transportation and warehousing business. Prior to joining NTDS, John was raised in a domestic transportation family. In 2010 John opened a freight brokerage division to expand his family’s business before moving on to a career at WWL.
Assistant General Manager
Vidhi joined Worldwide Logistics Group immediately upon graduation from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she earned Masters in Public Administration. She initially worked in operations for the WWL subsidiary, India Maritime Agency LLC, and then moved to WWL operations side. In her nearly 10 years with the group, she has excelled in customer service and resolved many critical issues. In her current role she manages the entire WWL operations staff in New Jersey including import, export, air and ocean.
Chief Operating Officer - US
Lisa recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with Worldwide Logistics. She has been a key member of the WWL team since the beginning of the company. Before joining Worldwide, Lisa attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where she obtained both her BS and MBA. Soon after graduating Lisa began her career in logistics at Fritz Companies, Inc. As Chief Operating Officer in the US, Lisa is responsible for all aspects of the companies’ operations, accounting and administration. Her balance of tenacity and humility has allowed her to establish long lasting relationships with clients and co-workers alike.
General Manager - Vietnam
Jamie has over 10 years of experience in international logistics. He joined Worldwide Logistics Group in 2017 and was instrumental in the establishment of our Vietnam subsidiary which commenced operations October 1, 2017. Prior to joining WWL he held key management positions with DHL Express Vietnam, OHL Vietnam and was a director for FWF & Nisshin Vietnam. In his current role he manages all aspects of WWL business in Vietnam and Cambodia. Jamie is fluent in Vietnamese and English and conversational in Mandarin.
Managing Director - South Asia and Middle East
Manish has 20 years of experience in the logistics industry. He graduated from Calcutta University with a degree in Commerce. Immediately upon graduation Manish began his career in logistics starting as a trainee with an Indian based forwarder where he spent the first 11 years of his career. In 2011 he joined SJ Logistics (then an agent of Worldwide Logistics) as the head of US trade development. In 2016 he was instrumental in establishing WWL India Pvt. Ltd, our Indian subsidiary. In 2019 he established WWL Middle East FZE in the United Arab Emirates. In his current role Manish manages all aspects of WWL business in the Indian Sub-Continent and Middle East.
Michel J. Wouters
Director Project Logistics
Michel has been involved in international business for over 40 years. He studied international business and graduated from the Stedelijke Instituut van Antwerpen in Antwerp, Belgium,. He is proficient in English, French, German and Dutch. He founded his own successful logistics company and NVOCC, Prestige Shipping Co., Inc., in 1990. He has served as an adjunct professor teaching international logistics at Raritan Valley College and the County College of Morris, New Jersey. Michel has led lectures on international business, logistics and freight movement for various institutions including Montclair State University, Ramapo College, SUNY/New Paltz, Pace University, New Jersey District Export Council and ISM, New Jersey. He is a former board member of the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce in New York. In 2005, Michel was appointed by the US Secretary of the Department of Commerce to be a member of the New Jersey District Export Council (NJDEC) and in 2008, he was appointed Chairman of the NJDEC. The NJDEC is a nonprofit organization, working alongside the US Department of Commerce to assist exporters on export rules, regulations and compliance on international trade.