OCEANAIR Appoints New Vice President of Customs & Import Compliance

In this new role, Mr. Connolly will become the qualified individual for OCEANAIR's Corporate Customs Broker License.
REVERE, Mass. - Sept. 20, 2016 - PRLog -- OCEANAIR, Inc., New England's leading freight forwarder and independent service provider, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Bill Connolly to the position of Vice President of Customs & Import Compliance.  In this new role, Mr. Connolly will become the qualified individual for OCEANAIR's Corporate Customs Broker License.  Additionally, Bill will continue his role as OCEANAIR's representative member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA). This responsibility requires his ongoing participation in the NCBFAA annual conference as well as partaking in the Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) program through the NCBFAA National Educational Institute (NEI) related program.

Bill has almost forty-years of industry experience with nine of them successfully spent at OCEANAIR. Mr. Connolly received his Customs Broker License in 1979 and began his tenure at OCEANAIR in 2007. Initially, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of OCEANAIR's Customs House Brokerage (CHB) and Customs Compliance. In 2011, his duties also grew to include the daily management of OCEANAIR's Imports.  His role in 2013 would change as the Director of Import Compliance. This position allowed Mr. Connolly to primarily focus on internal compliance with the CHB team, while also working with the sales team and clients by offering them advice on various compliance issues.

Bill's future goals with OCEANAIR include formalizing employee training, as well as reviewing and upgrading internal processes. He believes in "training people and providing them with the right tools creates a better working environment, and also adds value all around." Outside of OCEANAIR, Mr. Connolly is a well-known and respected member of the CHB and import community. Previously, he served as the president of both the Boston Customs Brokers Association and the Connecticut Customs Brokers Association.

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About OCEANAIR, Inc.

In 1983, the ownership of OCEANAIR set forth a corporate vision to become the leading freight forwarder based in New England. Today, the company is one of largest independent service providers in the region and has an extensive network with the global reach that delivers value in all aspects of the supply chain. In pursuit of this vision, OCEANAIR will embrace the core values of superior customer service; strive for continuous improvement in all facets of our service offerings; and assemble, develop and retain the best talent in the marketplace. Our culture encourages innovative solutions to problems that include the efficient utilization of technology, education, and training for our employees, subcontractors, clients, agents, and customers. As an industry leader for three decades, OCEANAIR continues to receive award-winning recognition for providing customers, agents, and clients with dependable and "user-friendly" transportation and logistics management service.


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