About: Marcus is Director of Global Agency Development at OL USA, the largest wholesale shipping operation in the United States. OL USA has volume contracts with ship owners to New Zealand. Marcus also consults on shipping vehicles to New Zealand.
About: Peter is a leader in the international freight forwarding and logistics industry, and provides executive consulting, expert witness testimony. He is the current Chairman of Neutral Air Party, Avia Cargo, and eComair Logistics. Peter has extensive industry experience in all areas of operations, sales, consulting, neutral airfreight wholesale, and procuring military contracts and understanding the process of government bids for service. Passionate from an early age about international trade, Peter studied Commerce and Administration at Victoria University and began his career with various sales management positions with air cargo and forwarding companies in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. His rising status in the industry led to an equity position in a major Australian freight forwarder and customs agency. In 1987, Peter purchased Universal Air Cargo Pty Ltd, which he eventually sold to Air Menzies (AMI) in 2008. After the sale of his company, he focused on the most challenging transportation arena; government contract logistics. As the founder and former CEO and President of Final Mile Logistics, an international logistics operation and government contract vendor, he used his extensive knowledge and industry contacts to move freight into hostile areas such as Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq. As a consultant, Peter enjoys assisting companies in various arenas with developing strategic plans, and enhancing their knowledge and effectiveness to achieve successful organizational change and performance. An avid sportsman, Peter’s interests include watching rugby, tending to his 38-acre horse farm, and sailing.
About: Mike was raised in Stratford, Taranaki, before attending Massey University. He moved to the United Kingdom before migrating to the warmer climate of Long Beach in 2000. While manager of Kiwi Distributing, Mike developed a passion for logistics and made the move to lead Condor Cargo in 2017. Condor handles the logistics of shipping freight around the world, including to New Zealand, and also works with its sister freight forwarding companies, ICS and AWA to move their freight via air and ocean. Mike would be happy help any fellow Kiwis ship products to and from the United States. It is always exciting to meeting people from home and sharing in their story of what brought them to the United States.