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New president for APL in the Americas

New president for APL in the Americas

Singapore : NOL Group container subsidiary APL has appointed Gene Seroka (pictured) its new President in the Americas, replacing existing president John Bowe who is leaving in June.

Seroka, who was the regional vice president for the Middle East until recently, will relocate to the company's regional headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.  He will be responsible for all of the shipping, intermodal transportation and terminal activities of APL, the world's fourth-largest carrier. 

"We're pleased today to give a new opportunity to an individual with experience in all phases of our business," said APL president Eng Aik Meng.  "Gene will bring energy and enthusiasm to this important position and help us take advantage of opportunities in the market."

Seroka, who joined the company in 1988, has a management background in both container shipping and logistics.  He has worked in five countries for NOL.  He holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a master's in Management, both from the University of New Orleans.

In his new role, he'll be the company's top executive in the Americas. Seroka will also be in charge of sales and business development.  "The Americas are critical to our success," said NOL Group CEO Ron Widdows.  "Gene's job is not just to maintain our presence there, but to build on our brand and grow our business."  [23/04/10]