Houston – Bob Bandos has been appointed GAC’s Group Vice President – Americas, following the retirement of Lars Heisselberg who held the position since 2009.

In addition to his new role, Bob maintains responsibilities as Managing Director of GAC North America – Shipping, a position he has held for 14 years.

During his 25 years with the GAC Group, Lars held various positions including Group Vice President, Shipping Services and Group Marketing Director, Shipping Services. In his role as Group Vice President – Americas, he oversaw the establishment of GAC’s logistics services and the continued expansion of shipping services in the U.S. He was also at the helm for the integration of operations in Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago into GAC’s global ship’s agency network.

(L) Bob Bandos, (R) Lars Heisselberg
(L) Bob Bandos, (R) Lars Heisselberg
“After an exciting career in GAC, I would like to thank clients and colleagues for their friendship and support over the past 25 years,” says Lars. “I am happy to leave GAC Americas in Bob’s very capable hands and wish him the best of success going forward.”

Previously, Bob was the President of Rice, Unruh, Reynolds Co, which was acquired by GAC Shipping in 2004.  Prior to that, Bob worked for BP Shipping as Global Chartering Manager.

He says: “GAC Americas made great progress under Lars’ leadership and I intend to continue developing North and South America in the industries we serve, while maintaining the high level of expertise and ethics GAC is known for worldwide."