Thursday, May 29, 2008

Global Link Logistics Names Hessel Verhage as President

Industry Veteran Takes the Helm of the Service Focused Logistics Provider, Leading Ocean Freight Forwarder

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – May 29, 2008 – Global Link Logistics, the leading ocean freight forwarder and third party logistics provider (3PL) from Asia to North America, has named Hessel Verhage the president of Global Link Logistics, effective immediately.

Hessel Verhage joined Global Link in 2006 as Vice President of Sales and was most recently the Vice President of Trade, responsible for all of Global Link’s carrier procurement activities. Prior to joining Global Link, Verhage was Director of AIT’s International Division. Before AIT, Hessel spent 10 years with Menlo Worldwide where he worked his way up from a local office dock to the Director of Ocean Services.

Verhage is a natural candidate to lead Global Link into the future. Verhage brings a strong operational background, coupled with excellent carrier and customer relationships and brings a wealth of knowledge of air and ocean freight forwarding to the position.

"I am deeply grateful for the trust that Global Link has placed in me," Verhage said. "I will dedicate 110 percent of my focus and energy in working with the excellent people of Global Link, to reward that trust.”

Verhage added, “It’s our people that make the difference. While I take this position with a focus on controlled growth and maintaining and improving an excellent customer service model, I will always work with our people to ensure that Global Link continues to provide the best solutions and service possible for our customers."

Hessel Verhage holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from East Carolina University and is a veteran of the United States Army.