Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) announces the election of Bruce Rodgers, representing Vandegrift Canada ULC, as the President of the National Board of Directors. Rodgers was elected in Montreal during CIFFA’s 69th Annual General Meeting on June 14. He has served on CIFFA’s Executive Committee in various capacities since 2012, including two years as Treasurer.
CIFFA also announces the election of the following Directors at the AGM: Paul Glionna, Universal Logistics Inc., Toronto, Paul Hughes, Agility Logistics, Co., Montreal, Flavia Iuston-Blair, Country Head of Human Resources Canada, Panalpina, Toronto, Karl-Heinz Legler, GM, Rutherford Global Logistics, Montreal, Paul Lobas, ITN Logistics Group, Calgary, Barry Murphy, Country Manager – Canada, BDP International, Inc., Toronto, Arnon Melo, MELLOHAWK logistics, Toronto, and Larry Palmer, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Montreal.
CIFFA’s AGM was followed by a gala dinner celebrating the Association’s 70th anniversary in the city where CIFFA has its roots. Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association was founded September 1948 in Montreal by a small group of freight forwarders who saw a need to create an industry association to meet the professional demands of its members.
As part of its Annual General Meeting CIFFA held a tabletop exhibit and an Industry Leaders’ Panel on the topic of Fluidity: Unlocking Canada’s Potential to Keep Goods Moving. Speaking on the panel were Magali Amiel, Director, Strategy and Projects, CargoM, Robert M. Bassett, Market Manager & Business Development, Intermodal, International, with CN, and Patrick Bohan, Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Halifax Port Authority. The panel was moderated by Julia Kuzeljevich, Public Affairs Manager, CIFFA. Following the AGM, CIFFA’s Eastern Region FCA held a cocktail event and gala dinner attended by some 290.