Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global door-to-door and end-to-end NVOCC, announced today that it has
promoted Eric Seamon to the position of vice president OWL Asia, effective immediately.
Seamon brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the newly created position as OWL expands its presence in the region with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Qingdao. Seamon is responsible for
overseeing operations, sales, marketing, finance, human resources and further expansion for all offices and services within the Asia Pacific region. In the first quarter of 2011, OWL will have new offices in
Ningbo, Xiamen, and Shenzhen. OWL will continue to expand throughout China and the Far East with plans to open offices in Dalian, Tianjin, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines and Bangladesh by the end of 2011.
Seamon previously worked as OWL’s regional vice president, Asia Pacific. Prior to OWL, Seamon was with Manalytics International as their senior supply chain consultant for retail and 3PL. He was responsible for strategic sales planning, project design, and research with a heavy focus on network redesign and Asia optimization.
He held several positions for UPS Supply Chain Solutions, including director of product development for their Cargo Management services based in Atlanta, Georgia and director of business development and
marketing, Asia Pacific. As director of marketing and business development, Seamon earned multiple promotions and reorganized the Asia business development unit with a focus on trade lane specific sales, product education, data management and marketing. As regional director, Great Lakes region, he increased the region’s net profit by 128%.
Seamon also worked for Fritz Companies (prior to the acquisition of UPS) as trade-lane director, Transpacific trade; global account manager, consolidated services; solutions manager, consolidated services; and inbound transportation manager. He was named a member of the North America operating committee at Fritz Companies’ in May of 2000.
“We have been known as a large North American export NVOCC, but over the last few years we have built a very strong transpacific eastbound business. Eric’s intimate knowledge of the Asia market and in-depth
product knowledge is helping us to put the best and brightest young managers in place and attract the most loyal staff, customers, and suppliers within those markets,” said Alan Baer, OWL’s president. “We
now offer our shippers more sophisticated and higher value technology by creating a global customer service platform throughout Asia – just like we have been offering in North America and Europe.”
“On top of our geographic expansion in Asia, we have improved our service portfolio and built out OWL AIR and OWL Cargo Management, our air freight forwarding operations and origin PO and consolidation services,” said Baer. “We always felt that we had the best visibility and alerting tool in the business and now we have an end-to-end service offering to feed it.”