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Manager Project

Hunter, New York, 12442, United States
May 24, 2010

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Vincent M. Raimo

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Hunter, New York 12442


International Transportation and Logistics Management professional with extensive operational and management experience in all modes of import/export transportation services and logistics management and compliance.


• Logistics Professional with over 25 years of progressive operational and sales management experience.

• Highly versed and knowledgeable in all modes of international transportation.

• Knowledge and experience in Department of Homeland Security trade initiatives, C-TPAT, ISF Security filing.

• Skillful negotiation skills relative to transportation service contracts and FMC ocean tariffs.

• Strong working knowledge of carrier service capabilities on a worldwide basis.

• Well versed in U.S. import customs compliance, documentation requirements, regulations, import documentation, ISF classification, and EAR.

• In depth knowledge and experience with importation from the Far East with an emphasis on China, and India.

• Excellent cost management skills.

• Strong team building and management skills.

• Many years of experience directing remote branch and distribution center locations.

• Developed numerous creative, cost, and service effective transportation and distribution programs.


• Developed, improved, implemented, and managed a comprehensive door to door import logistics program resulting in an estimated cost savings of over $1.4 million per year. • Reduced demurrage and per diem expenses from an average of $20,000 per month to zero within a 30-day period.

• Developed a comprehensive FDA compliance program for Far East vendors which insured that medical related products where fully FDA compliant prior to importation.

• Successfully processed over 2000 import containers per year with a minimum of staffing.

• Established and managed multi branch and transportation distribution centers.

• As an officer for a major ocean forwarder established their import division and achieved the number one market status for imports from India and Pakistan.

• As an officer for a publicly traded international transportation group established their U.S. Northeast Regional offices and service centers.

• Project Manager and Route Development Manager for a major publicly traded logistics group, was responsible for the development of management of major transportation partners in the Fa East, Europe, Middle East, Scandinavia, and South America.


Drive Medical & Design Mfg., Inc 07/2007- 09/2009

Vice President of Logistics – Durable Medical Goods

importer and manufacturing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Establish Corporate Logistic Department.

Develop and implement all import/export internal processes, controls and operation manuals.

Insure corporate compliance with all U.S.import/export regulations, ISF filings, and Global Supply Chain Security Initiatives, US Customs, FDA.

Responsible for global import/export of finished products, parts, and samples.

Select and manage freight forwarders, customs brokers, trucking companies, freight forwarders, and 3PLS.

Responsible for managing, monitoring and improving yearly transportation spend ($15 million per year).

Corporate Manager for C-TPAT Certification.

Establish, monitor, and control all corporate FDA registrations for the corporation and global vendors to insure compliance.

Support and coordinate with all Global Supply Chain managers and departments, ie: purchasing, finance, customer service, credit, and distribution center managers.

Hire, train, and manage all import/export personnel.

Manage all, Direct to Customer, drop shipments on a global basis.

Manage all import/export documentation.

Manage transportation freight claims.

Manage all inbound delivery processes in SAP.

Negotiate all transportation service contracts and services.

ASAP Logistics, Ltd. 06/2004 –07/2007

Director of Sales and Marketing - International logistics

provider, freight forwarder and Customs Broker.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Established the Ocean freight forwarding division and obtained OTI licence from the Federal Maritime Commission.

Responsible for overseas agent partner network.

Manage special project programs, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Manage key accounts, ie; Estee Lauder, Drive Medical.

Negotiate all ocean carrier service contracts.

Operational responsibilities, US Customs entries, shipment rate classifications (HTS coding), AES reporting (export declaration filing).

Import/export logistics consulting.

Corporate C-TPAT certification and compliance officer.

Manage import/export operation personnel.

FMC ocean tariff filing.

Participate in CBP seminars regarding security initiatives and import/export trade regulations.

Cooperate with various government agencies, CBP, FMC, IATA, and the FDA.

Falcon Express Lines, Inc. 04/1999- 06/2004

Vice President of Imports – International ocean freight

forwarder (NVOCC)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Establish Corporate Import Division.

Identify,select, and manage overseas agent/partner network.

Negotiate ocean carrier service contracts.

Manage import operations division.

Responsible for FMC rate tariff filing.

Develop and manage the import breakbulk department.

Select and train import operation personnel.

Financial budgeting.

Corporate Trade Lane Development Manager for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and China.

Coordinate import shipments with US Customs brokers and forwarders.

Manage import documentation for carriers release ,IE, IT, and bonded shipment.

Coordinate with various government agencies, CBP, FMC, and the FDA.

Celadon/Randy International, Inc. 05/1997 – 04/1999

Director of Sales and Marketing – International logistics

provider and freight forwarder.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Establishing US Branch offices

Identify key markets for expansion.

Recruit branch managers and operational staff for import customs brokerage and export operations.

Establish Corporate 3PL for the rebuilding of Kuwait Universities after the Gulf War.

Hire and train warehouse distribution personnel.

Responsible for on going cargo aircraft charter operations.

Establish procedures manual for the 3PL operation.

Liaise with US vendor suppliers.

Key executive project contact responsible for communication with the Government of Kuwait, Kuwait Customs, and the US State Department.

Intertrans Corporation 08/1986- 05/1997

Regional Vice President – International logistics

provider and freight forwarding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Establish the New York branch operation.

Hire and train import/export and customs brokerage operational staff.

Establish branch operations for the Northeast Region; ie: Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New Jersey branch operations.

Recruit branch managers and staff for import/export and customs broker operations.

Establish the corporations Gateway Consolidation operations.

Key Executive member of the corporations marketing team.

Route development manager for Brasil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

Assigned to various special projects reporting the corporation Chairman.

Budgeting/forecasting, and P&L responsibilities for the Northeast Region ($175 mil. per year).

Responsible for all operational and sales programs for the Northeast Region.

Corporate Develop Executive for key corporate accounts; ie: Dupont, Amp Inc, Perkin Elmer, Fisher Scientific, 3M.

Responsible for corporate compliance with US Customs and the FMC.


Farleigh Dickinson University – Madison Campus

B.S. Marketing


MS Office Suite: Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Excel. SAP experienced.

Photography, skiing, cycling.

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