NEW YORK - Roy Amalfitano, Vice Chairman of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., has been chosen by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. to receive the 2018 Person of the Year Award. The award will be presented during the 101st annual dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on February 1, 2018. Attracting nearly 700 guests every year, this event is one of the most prominent international transportation functions in the United States.
William B. Skinner III, Association President, said: "As Evergreen marks its 50th anniversary of serving world commerce in 2018, we are pleased to honor Mr. Amalfitano and the leadership he has exhibited in helping grow the company in U. S. markets."
Mr. Amalfitano joined the company in 1984. In 1989, he was promoted and transferred to the office in Minneapolis where he was the Office Head. He returned to Los Angeles in 1992 and was the head of the Import Business Department, a position he held until November 1994 when he was promoted to Deputy Junior Vice President and then in 1998 to Junior Vice President in charge of import and export department.
Mr. Amalfitano was then transferred in 2002 as Office Head in Chicago, in charge of all U.S. Midwest regional matters. He rose to Deputy Senior Vice President, Senior Vice President and finally to Executive Vice President, a position he held in September 2007, when he returned to Los Angeles, where he was in charge of all West Coast issues include office management, operations, business, customer service, sales initiatives, in Evergreen largest US market, and labor.
In January 2012, Roy Amalfitano was transferred to the US head office in the New York area in Jersey City, NJ as President. In 2017, named Vice Chairman, a role he holds now.
Mr. Amalfitano and his wife and two children reside in Somerset County, NJ. A native of California, he is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration.
The event will also feature a Bruce Springsteen tribute band called The B-Street Band. For reservations and inquiries about the award dinner, tickets, journal advertising and sponsorship opportunities visit www.nynjforwarders-brokers.org or call (732) 741-1936.
Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. is North America general agent for Evergreen Line, one of the world's largest container ocean carriers and a leading member of the OCEAN Alliance, serving the international ocean logistics needs of U.S. importers and exporters since 1974. Providing state of the art environmentally advanced ships, award-winning e-commerce, as well as customer service, sales, marketing, logistics and administrative support. Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. offers shippers one of the largest intermodal networks in the U.S., including worldwide ocean shipping and inland transportation services. Evergreen Line, founded in 1968 by the late Group Chairman Dr. Y. F. Chang, is based in Taiwan.
About the Association
The New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association, Inc. is one of the oldest transportation-related organizations in the United States today. Founded in 1917, the association provides information on issues and developments important to its members; serves as a voice for the freight forwarding, customs brokerage and OTI communities in policy and regulation decision-making; and protects and advocates the best interests of the group as a whole. For more information, visit www.nynjforwarders-brokers.org.