GAC announced the appointment of Wally Holm as Shipping Marketing Manager for North America & the Caribbean. Based in Houston, Holm replaces Darren Martin, who has recently been promoted to General Manager Shipping, for GAC USA, based in Philadelphia.
With 19 years of experience in commercial and industrial sales in a range of industries, plus 10 years in maritime operations, Holm is now responsible for cultivating current and prospective client relationships and building support for GAC’s global ship agency and associated services, from customers throughout the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.
Commenting on the appointment, Neil Godfrey, GAC Shipping’s Group Sales Director, says: ‘Wally joined GAC in 2005 and now moves across from agency operations in a local context, to global sales. His experience in both fields is ‘front line’ and will no doubt enable him to make a solid contribution to GAC’s bottom line. It is also exciting for us not to go outside the company to recruit,‘but rather, to give existing colleagues the opportunity to develop within our organization - something which is very important to GAC.”