Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MBLX Inc. Announcement

Transportation veteran brings 30 years of experience to growing company

NEW ORLEANS, LA– MBLX Inc., a division of Livingston International, today announced the appointment of Mike Edwards to the newly created position of Director of Business Development.  Mr. Edwards will be responsible for generating new service options for customers while expanding MBLX into markets that utilize rail and truck transport as extensions of the river network.

“Mike is a highly qualified logistics and supply chain professional. His diverse experiences from 30 years in logistics as both a shipper and carrier offer a unique perspective that will enable us to develop innovative service offerings for our customers,” said David Schulingkamp, President of MBLX and Vice President, U.S. Freight for Livingston. “We’ve had an excellent professional relationship with Mike for many years and are glad to now have him on our team.”

Prior to joining MBLX, Edwards managed the transportation functions for Nucor’s Gallatin steel mill at Ghent, KY.  Previous roles include Sales Director for American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) where he oversaw the movement of steel, steel-related commodities and various bulk products.  As Transportation Manager for the David J. Joseph Company, he was responsible for barge, truck and rail movements of ferrous scrap for America’s largest scrap trading company.

Edwards earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he majored in transportation management.  He is an associate member of the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

About MBLX (www.mblx.com)
Founded in 1983, MBLX has excelled at barging cargo throughout America’s inland waterways while providing customized shipping solutions both on and off the river for a variety of commodities and cargoes -bulk, breakbulk, project and over-dimensional. MBLX was acquired by Livingston International in 2013.

About Livingston (www.livingstonintl.com)
North America’s number one company focused on customs brokerage and trade compliance, Livingston International also offers trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding.  Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia.