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2022 Q4

JAS Constructs Pharma & Healthcare Facility in Chicago
November 30, 2022
JAS has built a new GDP certified Pharma & Healthcare warehouse in Chicago.
JAS has built a new GDP certified Pharma & Healthcare warehouse in Chicago.

JAS Worldwide has built a new pharma and healthcare warehouse outside of Chicago to further expand its offerings to customers in the pharma and healthcare industry.

The new 83,650-square-foot facility includes a temperature-controlled receiving dock with three dedicated dock doors leading directly into temperature-controlled areas. Within this space, there is a roughly 8,000 square foot CRT (controlled room temperature) chamber maintained at +15 to +25°C, as well as a 4,300 square foot cold room designed to handle temperature requirements of +2 to +8°C. To meet the needs of customers requiring even more specialized storage, a -20°C super freezer is available within the cold room.

Arnon Lopes, Sr. Director of Customer Experience, Americas Pharma & Healthcare states, "With 24/7/365 operations led by experienced staff who are GDP trained, our customers have access to the expedited and robust cold chain handling necessary to meet even the most stringent requirements of the pharma and healthcare industry. Our Chicago facility is also the Americas hub for our own freighter network seamlessly connecting Europe and USA."

The strategically located site is only a short distance from O'Hare International Airport, one of the largest U.S. airfreight gateways for cargo, allowing the team to keep supply chains moving. In addition, its geographic position near one of the largest interstate highway systems in the United States is only a 1- or 2-day truck drive away from most of the country's residents.

The facility underscores JAS' dedication to this rapidly growing industry and the customers it serves. "This new GDP-certified facility's close proximity to customers, capacity, and ability to serve a wide range of different temperature needs for our pharma and healthcare client's sensitive products forms a strong foundation for continued strategic growth. We continue to strengthen our global network and connect our valued clients with the services and solutions they need,” comments Giancarlo Rosselli, Vice President, Pharma & Healthcare Sales, Americas Region.

With a growing network of 35 GDP-certified branches across the globe, JAS has made significant investments in people, digital technology, and infrastructure in support of its strategy to provide the best quality logistics services for customers of the pharma and healthcare industry.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

JAS Brazil Honored with Viracopos Award for Logistics Excellence
November 25, 2022
Pictured left to right: Elaine Scaion, Customer Service; Juliana Trabaquim, Customer Service; Ana Ribeiro, Customer Service; Vanessa Ferraz, Key Account Manager CPQ; and Andreas Oetje, Global Development Director – LATAM.
Pictured left to right: Elaine Scaion, Customer Service; Juliana Trabaquim, Customer Service; Ana Ribeiro, Customer Service; Vanessa Ferraz, Key Account Manager CPQ; and Andreas Oetje, Global Development Director – LATAM.

JAS Brazil was honored with the Viracopos Award for Logistics Excellence this November. The award aims to highlight the performance of and promote the growth of companies operating in the foreign trade sector through the Cargo Terminal at Viracopos Airport (ABV).

Organized for the tenth year by ABV in partnership with the Center of Industries of the State of São Campinas (CIESP), the ceremony is recognized throughout the region as one of Brazil’s most important events for foreign trade.

The event was attended by Dário Saadi, mayor of Campinas, Brazil. He shared the importance of logistics and foreign trade in the Campinas area while also highlighting the value of air transport in São Paulo.

Competing for the award were: 151 Importing Companies, 30 Cargo Agents, 41 Customs Dispatch Commissioners, 47 Road Transport Companies, and 11 Airlines, who were all evaluated on their performance from August 2021 to July 2022.

“JAS is excited to receive this award, and we are honored that our team has been recognized for their hard work and dedication.” said Andreas Oetje – Global Development Director LATAM of the award. “The recognition by both one of our key automotive clients and the VCP Airport is a ‘double’ honor! Having supported our customer to earn this award is the work of our local team and the teams around the world. I am proud to be part of this team! Our people really do make the difference,” he went on to explain.

About JAS Brazil

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo. Over the years, JAS has expanded its network to include 13 branches and three gateways at the main airports across the Brazilian region. Today, it provides a wide range of supply chain and logistics solutions, all backed by people expertise.

JAS Trade Lane Director Elected President of the CBFFAC for 2023
November 23, 2022
Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the CBFFAC for 2023.
Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the CBFFAC for 2023.

Silvia Judy, Trade-Lane Manager for JAS USA was elected as the President of the Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, SC Inc. (CBFFAC) for 2023.

The CBFFAC was organized in 1961 and is a local chapter of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA). The mission of the CBFFAC is heavily focused on educating the next generation of leaders in global supply chain and logistics management.

Silvia served as President of the CBFFAC in 2022 as well working with the Association to forge even closer relationships between Custom Brokers, Freight Forwarders, NVOCC’s, Indirect Air Carriers, and their trade affiliates as they work to promote their joint interests. Silvia is looking forward to continuing to serve in her role in the coming year.

JAS ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERS FOR PHARMA & HEALTHCARE AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
November 22, 2022
Left: Dina Bunn, Senior Vice President Global Customer Experience. Right: Frank Cascante, Senior Vice President Pharma & Healthcare.
Left: Dina Bunn, Senior Vice President Global Customer Experience. Right: Frank Cascante, Senior Vice President Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that, effective 1 January 2023, Frank Cascante will take over global leadership of the JAS Pharma & Healthcare vertical as Senior Vice President Pharma & Healthcare, reporting directly to the Chief Commercial Officer, David Bang. Prior to this announcement, as global head of sales for JAS Pharma & Healthcare, Frank successfully built a strong commercial team in major markets with significant new customer development and impressive pipelines. In his expanded capacity, Frank will also be responsible for the strategic development, direction, and overall leadership of this important vertical.

To be the most customer-centric logistics provider in the world powered by its people, Customer Experience has been recognized as a critical and strategic part of JAS’s future development. Therefore, also effective 1 January 2023, Dina Bunn will be promoted to Senior Vice President Global Customer Experience, reporting directly to Bang. In her current role, Dina has developed a solid customer experience team and led key digital and operational excellence projects as the head of customer experience for the JAS Pharma & Healthcare vertical. In this broader capacity, Dina will lead and drive customer experience excellence across all verticals and segments of current and future customers for each major touchpoint clients have with JAS.

“These appointments demonstrate JAS’s long-term and deliberate commitment to the pharma and healthcare industry, as well as to all our customers, across all verticals and relationships,” said Bang.

About JAS Worldwide
JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

JAS Worldwide Continues to Strengthen Leadership Team
November 15, 2022
Lars Huebecker, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight
Lars Huebecker, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the promotion of Lars Huebecker to the position of Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Freight.

Huebecker joined JAS in 2012 and since 2017 he has held the position of Vice President, Ocean Freight - Americas region. Throughout his career spanning four continents and almost three decades, he has established a reputation for building key relationships throughout his network.

Huebecker will be reporting to Graeme Robinson, Chief Operations Officer and as part of his new role, he will join the Management Advisory Board.  

“Lars has been a key part of our success during his time at JAS,” said Graeme Robinson “We are confident in his ability to help further develop JAS’ strategic and organic growth strategy while fostering innovation and aligning with the voices of the customers.”

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

JAS Brazil Appoints Natália Araujo as Operations Director
November 15, 2022
Left: Natália Araujo, Operations Director. Right: Frederic Bismark, LATAM Regional Process Owner.
Left: Natália Araujo, Operations Director. Right: Frederic Bismark, LATAM Regional Process Owner.

JAS Brazil, a global freight forwarding services provider, is pleased to announce the hiring of Natália Araujo as Operations Director. Natália brings with her more than 20 years of experience working in the international logistics and freight forwarding business along with expertise in Cargo Wise Implementation and other activities.

Natália succeeds Frederic Bismark, who has assumed the role of LATAM Regional Process Owner and will be responsible for Central Americas, Mexico, and Canada. He will be transitioning from his current position until December 31 and will join JAS Worldwide at its global headquarters in Atlanta beginning in January 2023. 

About JAS Brazil 

Established in Brazil in 1990, JAS Brazil is headquartered in São Paulo. Over the years, JAS has expanded its network to include 13 branches and three gateways at the main airports across the Brazilian region. Today, it provides a wide range of supply chain and logistics solutions, all backed by people expertise.

JAS PHARMA & HEALTHCARE VERTICAL STRENGTHENS AMERICAS LEADERSHIP TEAM
November 10, 2022
Roberta Perna, Sr. Director Quality & Compliance Pharma & Healthcare Americas
Roberta Perna, Sr. Director Quality & Compliance Pharma & Healthcare Americas

JAS Worldwide Americas is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberta Perna as Sr. Director Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare Americas. Roberta will work closely with Americas team, including countries, branches and other regions, to champion pharma & healthcare quality and compliance topics to make them day-to-day cultural norms, and joins JAS Pharma & Healthcare Quality and Compliance Leadership team led by Alexandra Davin, VP Global Quality and Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare.

Coming from a world-wide Fortune 10 company that specializes in pharmaceutical distribution solutions, Roberta is a long-time veteran in quality assurance, global-scaled training management for all levels of organizations and compliance to pharma & healthcare regulations.  “

Under Roberta’s leadership, JAS Americas has access to the unprecedented support to invest more in our quality-driven culture to be the best quality logistics company in pharma and healthcare industry,” said Adrian Emmenegger, EVP Americas.
JAS Aerospace to Attend Supply Chain Nearshoring Summit in Queretaro
November 7, 2022
JAS Aerospace
JAS Aerospace

The JAS Aerospace team is thrilled to be attending the SupplyChain Nearshoring Summit in Queretaro, Mexico, November 15-16.

Queretaro, home to a major aerospace cluster in Mexico, has been growing steadily and increasingly expanding its capabilities over the past several years as it strives to become the Silicon Valley of Aerospace

John Brennan, Senior Vice President, Aerospace, explained “The Aerospace industry in Queretaro is rapidly growing, and JAS stands ready to support it. In Queretaro, we have dedicated operational resources, dedicated commercial resources, and dedicated team members that understand the needs of this vertical.”

Join us at the Supply Chain Nearshoring Summit in Queretaro, to find out more about how we can support your business.

For more information about the event click on the link below.

JAS Supports Aerosapce Industry Through Engine Transportation
November 4, 2022
JAS Aerospace
JAS Aerospace

Over the course of the past several years, JAS has invested heavily in the Aerospace sector with dedicated personnel and tailored services. One of the many services the Aerospace team provides support this industry is  the movement of engines worldwide.

“Within Aerospace, the movement of engines worldwide is a big part of not only the production of them but also their maintenance and repair. One of the most promising developments for JAS is the ability to support engine transportation. Year to date, JAS has moved well over 500 engines worldwide,” explained John Brennan, Senior Vice President, Aerospace.

Our experienced personnel across the world are committed to delivering the engines with the care and attention they require ensuring a successful delivery. After all, it is our people who make the difference!

JAS Aerospace to participate in the 2022 Supply Chain Nearshoring Summit
November 3, 2022
JAS Aerospace
JAS Aerospace

JAS is proud to be participating in the 2022 Supply Chain Nearshoring Summit in Queretaro, Mexico. In 2004 Mexico had 100 U.S. and European Aerospace manufacturers, in 2017 that number had grown to 330 and it is still growing. The aerospace industry is one of the largest industries manufacturing in Mexico today, proving to be a lucrative investment for the country.

JAS works with a range of companies in the aerospace industry – from Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), and MROs (maintenance, repair and overhaul) clients. Beyond our freight forwarding services, JAS also offers Aircraft on Ground (AOG) services, out of gauge services, and engine transport solutions to the sector.  One driving feature of our aerospace success is our JAS technology solutions. The team’s ability to put data to work for our aerospace customers so that they can make more intelligent decisions is not only allowing JAS to grow our current customer base, but attracting new clients for our customers. The success of our customers is our success.

“One of the key parts of aerospace for JAS is sitting and learning from our customers as we listen to what challenges they have. This makes events like the Supply Chain Nearshoring Summit in Queretaro, Mexico, extremely important to us,” shared John Brennan, Senior Vice President, Aerospace.

JAS has built a worldwide network of Aerospace experts. With offices in locations such as Bangalore, Dallas, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Queretaro, Singapore, Seattle, Tianjin, and Toulouse our team members bring knowledge specific to the aerospace supply chain to our clients.

JAS STRENGTHENS ITS C-SUITE AND TOP EXECUTIVE TEAM
November 1, 2022
Top Row Left to Right: Graeme Robinson, Chief Operations Officer; David Bang, Chief Commercial Officer; Gregor Vrhunc, Executive Vice President Global Head of Air Freight. Bottom Row Left to Right: Manuele Mazzacurati, Executive Vice President Global Sales & Marketing; Aline Quirino, Executive Vice President Global Human Resources.
Top Row Left to Right: Graeme Robinson, Chief Operations Officer; David Bang, Chief Commercial Officer; Gregor Vrhunc, Executive Vice President Global Head of Air Freight. Bottom Row Left to Right: Manuele Mazzacurati, Executive Vice President Global Sales & Marketing; Aline Quirino, Executive Vice President Global Human Resources.

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce a series of executive leadership appointments and promotions to fortify its rapid growth and customer centricity.

Graeme Robinson has been named Chief Operations Officer, reporting directly to Marco Rebuffi, Global President & CEO, and remaining on the Management Advisory Board. As Executive Vice President Operations and Product, Mr. Robinson has been involved in many significant areas of the company development including establishment of the World Air and World Ocean teams as well as the Business Process and Risk departments. He began his JAS career as Branch Manager in Los Angeles and has held several positions since, firstly with JAS USA and since 2007 with JAS Worldwide.

David Bang has been named Chief Commercial Officer, also reporting directly to Mr. Rebuffi and becoming a member of the Management Advisory Board. Mr. Bang brings over 25 years of experience in vertical development, commercial, and operational activities for all modes of transportation, contract logistics, 4PL, and other complex supply chain solutions including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this appointment he served JAS as Executive Vice President Pharma & Healthcare.

Gregor Vrhunc has been promoted to Executive Vice President Global Head of Air Freight, continuing to report to Mr. Robinson as a member of the Management Advisory Board. Mr. Vrhunc joined JAS USA in 2010, and since March 2019 has held the position of Senior Vice President Global Air Freight at JAS Worldwide. Instrumental in helping JAS navigate the Global Pandemic through development of reliable global airfreight networks, his work has been invaluable in providing creative solutions for clients globally.

Manuele Mazzacurati has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, reporting directly to Mr. Bang and joining the Management Advisory Board. Mr. Mazzacurati has more than 23 years of experience in logistics, in positions of increasing responsibility in several countries within operations, product development, trade lane, and country P/L ownership. He previously served JAS as Regional Vice President Sales & Marketing Americas.

Aline Quirino has been promoted to Executive Vice President Global Human Resources, continuing to report to Mr. Rebuffi and remaining on the Management Advisory Board. Over 12 years with JAS, Ms. Quirino has been supporting the company’s growth, and focusing on building a strong HR team to put people first, as well as developing and implementing human resource strategy, systems and processes to enable all global HR sub-systems to support the business.

With these key promotions and new appointments, JAS – one of the fastest growing and largest family-owned global logistics companies in the world, with a deeply rooted people-first culture – will further maximize its overall growth organically and strategically, while fostering innovation and leading in customer satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to place these seasoned executives in these crucial positions, preparing JAS to take a leap in the coming years to be the most customer-centric global logistics provider in the world, powered by our people,” said Rebuffi.

About JAS Worldwide

JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7,000 employees globally, and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference.”

JAS Spain Transports Sculpture Set for the United Nations 77th Anniversary Ceremony
November 1, 2022
Left to right : Cristóbal Gabarrón (the artist) Rupert Cefai (Curator of the exhibition), Owen Bonnici (Minister of Culture of the Republic of Malta), Ian Borg (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta), Clayton Bartolo (Minister of Tourism of Malta), Carlo Micallef (Director of Malta tourism Autorithy) Daniel Azzopardi (Ambassador of Malta in Spain) José M. Muriel (Ambassador of Spain in Malta), Christopher Cutajar (Permanent Secretary for Foreign, European Affairs & Trade ) and Cris Gabarrón (President of the Gabarron Foundation).
Left to right : Cristóbal Gabarrón (the artist) Rupert Cefai (Curator of the exhibition), Owen Bonnici (Minister of Culture of the Republic of Malta), Ian Borg (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta), Clayton Bartolo (Minister of Tourism of Malta), Carlo Micallef (Director of Malta tourism Autorithy) Daniel Azzopardi (Ambassador of Malta in Spain) José M. Muriel (Ambassador of Spain in Malta), Christopher Cutajar (Permanent Secretary for Foreign, European Affairs & Trade ) and Cris Gabarrón (President of the Gabarron Foundation).

JAS Spain recently had the opportunity to partner once again with renowned Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarrón in moving the sculpture set Enlightened Universe on time and in perfect shape for its central role in celebrating the United Nations 77th Anniversary in Valletta, Malta.

The sculpture set was sent under tight delivery deadlines from Spain to Malta via sea. It was then delivered to St. George's Square (Pjazza San Gorg) in the heart of Valletta, Malta. The sculpture was then mounted and exhibited. Those attending the opening ceremony included Owen Bonnici, Malta Minister of Culture; Ian Borg, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Clayton Bartolo, Minister of Tourism; and the artist himself, Mr. Cristobal Gabarrón.

Enlightened Universe, an interactive sculpture, was originally created by Gabarrón in 2015 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. The stainless-steel sculpture is made up of a 20-foot sphere surrounded by a spiral of 70 life-size figures holding hands. In total, the sculpture weighs 24 tons, and the up to 6’5” figures represent the world’s diversity and together honor the United Nations’ core values.

About JAS Spain

JAS Spain, headquartered in Madrid, was founded in 2010.Currently, it is one of the most dynamic logistics companies in the country, specializing in freight forwarding and supply chain solutions.

JAS CONTINUES TO INVEST IN PEOPLE AND QUALITY FIRST
October 18, 2022
Alexandra Davin, Vice President Global Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare.
Alexandra Davin, Vice President Global Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare.

JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandra Davin as Vice President Global Quality & Compliance, Pharma & Healthcare, strengthening the JAS Pharma & Healthcare leadership team. As a true customer-centric, disciplined, and collaborative quality leader, her +20 years of background includes various leadership positions from operations to sales and quality & compliance, leading global quality programs for the large pharma & healthcare customers.

Alexandra led all quality aspects of GDP certifications and licenses, IATA CEIV certifications, and other certifications, dealing with CAPA, training, internal and external audits, creation and maintenance of procedures and work instructions, review of quality agreement, creation and management of Quality KPIs, and many more.

All regional heads of pharma & healthcare quality &compliance will be reporting to Alexandra for JAS Pharma & Healthcare Quality & Compliance direction and strategy. She will continue to be based in Belgium, reporting directly to David Bang, EVP Pharma & Healthcare at JAS Worldwide.

“Her outstanding global quality leadership experience will help bring pharma & healthcare quality topics closer to our day to day operations, making our branches and subsidiaries’ lives more productive and confident towards the current and the future pharma & healthcare regulatory requirements.” said Bang.

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