CII to present Connie Award to Marino and Lifetime Achievement Award to Rouvelas

CRANFORD, N.J. - Sept. 27, 2023 - PRLog -- The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) announced that Vincent J. Marino, CEO, CMC-ITI-CCS, will be honored with the 2023 Connie Award. In addition, Emanuel L. Rouvelas, Partner at K&L Gates, will receive CII's Lifetime Achievement Award. The prestigious awards will be presented at an industry-wide luncheon to be held on December 11 at the Newark Liberty International Marriott Hotel.

"With a distinguished career spanning five decades in the intermodalism, Vince has been an influential figure in shaping the industry," said CII President Steven Blust. "In fact, his contributions continue to be focused on ensuring intermodal equipment integrity, safety, and reliability. We are proud to honor his achievements and continued support at this year's Connie Award luncheon."

Additionally, CII will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Emanuel L. Rouvelas, a recognized authority in public policy and marine law and a partner at K&L Gates law firm, for his long-standing contributions to legal and governmental relations excellence serving the industry.

Connie Award Recipient — Vincent J. Marino

The 2023 Connie recipient Vincent J. Marino has established himself as a visionary leader throughout his extensive career in the intermodal industry.

Marino recently merged The Marino Group, a business started by his parents more than 50 years ago, with ITI Intermodal, which also has a 50+-year heritage, and The Columbia Group, also with 50 years--to form CMC-ITI-CCS. With a combined history of more than 150 years, CMC-ITI-CCS is committed to providing best-in-class services and solutions, offering a full range of intermodal equipment M&R, storage, drayage and over-the-road service to support supply chain fluidity. CMC-ITI-CCS operates in 15 states throughout the Midwest, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, Gulf, Southeast and Northeast.

By leveraging its extensive intermodal network built upon strong industry partnerships, CMC-ITI-CCS utilizes its proven industry expertise to facilitate the seamless flow of cargo by consistently providing unmatched reliability and mitigating equipment downtime for its customers.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient – Emanuel L. Rouvelas

CII's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Emanuel (Manny) Rouvelas, engages in a broad range of law and lobby practices representing leading companies and trade associations in transportation, telecommunications, high technology, hospitality, and manufacturing. As a leading expert in marine law, he has played a key role in building legal and governmental ties for the transportation industry.

Rouvelas was a founding member of DC's Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds LLC law firm in 1973 which later merged to create K&L Gates in 2007. He is a founder of both the public policy and maritime law practices of K&L Gates, each consistently ranked nationally as among the best, most effective, and highly regarded in the United States.
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