A leading American logistics expert has been elected chair of an advisory committee that will help guide the expansion of global logistics solutions provider, Project Professionals Group.
PPG’s General-Manager Kevin Stephens, based in Brisbane Australia, said today that the committee had been elected from the organization’s 90-membership base and would be chaired by Director of Projects, Transgroup Worldwide Logistics, Susan St. Germain, who represented North America in the PPG network.
Other committee members included: Dominik Keller, O. Lisboa Despachos Int. Ltda, Brazil (South America), Suhail Shaikh, Sahil Freight Express Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi (Middle East/subcontinent); Marc De Weerdt, Polytra N.V., Brussels (Europe), Ogbedor Precious, Eagle Edge Support Services, Port Harcourt (Africa), Lindsay Jacgung from Allfreight International Pty. Ltd, Melbourne (Oceania/Australia), and Elmer Sarmiento, Royal Cargo Combined Logistics, Inc. Manila (Asia).
Ms St. Germain said that she looked forward to working with the committee and was confident that the expertise of its members would ensure an excellent understanding of key issues facing the logistics industry, particularly heavy-lift specialists.
‘Committee members have been chosen in key geographic areas as they are aware of the local challenges and business growth opportunities. By having a member from each continent, PPG will be able to tap into specific competitive environments and also the challenges and opportunities existing in each of these regions,’ Ms St. Germain said.
Mr. Stephens said the PPG Advisory Committee’s activities would include marketing and advertising, trade show opportunities, industry issues, and recruitment of members in areas that are not currently represented.
The committee is working on the agenda for the first PPG annual conference to be held from August 27-31, 2008 in Aarhus, Denmark, at the Helnan Marselis Hotel.
The conference will be held in association with DSV Air & Sea A/S, Project Division, one of Europe’s leading project forwarding and logistics companies.