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JAS STRENGTHENS ITS C-SUITE AND TOP EXECUTIVE TEAM

By
JAS Staff
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.”

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JAS UK proudly announces its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the MHRA, reinforcing its commitment to innovative solutions for global healthcare delivery.

JAS UK proudly announces that it has been granted its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA(H)) license from the UK's Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for its Pharma and Healthcare Division.  

In addition to the GDP certified network JAS has developed, this achievement marks a significant milestone for JAS as it reinforces its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products. With more operations spanning over 100 countries and a team of more than 7,000 professionals, JAS is known for its comprehensive logistics solutions and dedication to customer satisfaction.

Adrian Frodsham, Regional Director for JAS, said: "We are pleased to have been granted our WDA(H) license after a stringent audit process. JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare division prides itself of offering innovative solutions for the international delivery of pharmaceutical products, further enhancing the growth of our pre-established healthcare division."

While boasting an established healthcare division across its global network, the acquisition of the WDA(H) license empowers the UK division to seamlessly connect with its more than 40 GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified overseas stations, enhancing its capabilities for handling pharmaceutical shipments.

Committed to adhering to the highest standards of quality and compliance, JAS UK has developed a purpose-built healthcare and pharmaceutical Electronic Quality Management System (QMS). This system, coupled with the WDA(H) license, further solidifies JAS's position as a trusted operator within the logistics industry.
In line with its expansion efforts, JAS UK's Pharma and Healthcare Division recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility in London. Spread across 5000 square feet, this facility features two CRT rooms designed to accommodate products requiring temperatures of 15°C to 25°C. Strategically located near London Heathrow Airport, the facility ensures the integrity of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain, providing customers with a safe, secure, and efficient door-to-door service.

JAS UK remains committed to delivering exceptional services to its Pharma and healthcare customers, leveraging its expertise, infrastructure, and technological capabilities to meet evolving industry demands.

For more information email GB-Pharma@jas.com.

Blue Whale with Cargo Ship in the Background

Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies is a voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Program along the coast of California which incentivizes companies to incorporate sustainable shipping practices across their global supply chain. By creating seasonal and predictable slow speed zones, this program helps companies protect endangered whales, reduce fuel use and regional greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality and human health outcomes.

The program runs each year from mid-May to December to coincide with peak ozone and whale feeding and migration. The program covers two geographic regions, one along the Southern California coast and one outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Since 2014, the program has achieved an estimated 44% decrease in the risk of whale strikes. 

As an ambassador, JAS engages with its shipping partners operating in the area, recognizes the shared vision and commitment with those already involved in vessel speed reduction, and further encourages other ocean carriers to participate in the program. 

“What makes the BWBS initiative stand out is that it not only addresses carbon emissions, but also safeguards biodiversity. By voluntarily reducing vessel speed (VSR) along the California coast, ocean carriers commit to protecting blue whales and raising industry awareness. JAS supports this initiative and will further engage its logistics partners on the key role whales play in the environment and our responsibility to improve the ocean ecosystem.” -Andrea Goeman, SVP QHSE & Sustainability, JAS Worldwide
“Being an ambassador for the BWBS Program is a great initiative towards more sustainable ocean freight solutions. It is a way to further engage with our carriers, with whom we share values towards a sustainable transformation, and an example of how collaboration can be beneficial for the logistics ecosystem, our customers, and the environment.” -Lars Huebecker, EVP Global Head of Ocean Freight

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