Joseph Abboud to handle product development, operations excellence
SEKO announced the appointment of Joseph Abboud as Director of Ocean Services for SEKO Global Logistics. Based out of SEKO’s corporate headquarters in Itasca, IL, he will be responsible for product development, operations enhancements, ocean procurement, LCL and FCL revenue, regulatory issues and ocean operations excellence.
Mr. Abboud has more than 20 years of experience in the ocean transportation industry. Most of his expertise spans across two organizations and a series of roles such as: branch manager, area ocean manager and most recently, regional international manager, where he oversaw the development of airfreight, ocean freight and customs clearance. He also spear-headed new office openings, oversaw operations and conducted training seminars for sales and operational staff. Abboud was the Chicago branch office manager with Schenker International, Inc. and most recently, he held various managerial positions at UPS Supply Chain Solutions (formerly Menlo Worldwide). He has a strong background in both operations and sales, which will enable him to help SEKO drive service improvements while maintaining a focus on customer requirements.
‘Mr. Abboud has a great deal of operational experience in the ocean transport industry,’ said William Wascher, President and CEO of SEKO, in making the announcement. ‘He brings to SEKO a wealth of knowledge in the areas of fully integrated logistics and supply chain management that will continue to expand upon our rapidly growing international services. He will be a great asset to SEKO and will help to further benefit our customers’ global logistics demands.’