CIFFA appoints three new Directors to its Board
TORONTO, May 9, 2022. — CIFFA, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Directors to its National Board: Martin Schultz, Jodie Wilson, and Randy Hnatko. “We are pleased to welcome Martin, Jodie and Randy to our Board of Directors. They offer a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be indispensable to CIFFA,” said Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director.
Martin Schultz is the Global Procurement Manager with Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF). Although his forwarding experience is short, he spent over 20 years working as an ocean carrier (most of which were at a CIFFA Associate Member). His expertise is all facets of ocean transportation. He has recently completed both CIFFA and FIATA certificates.
He served for several years on the Toronto Steamship Association board of directors, including the presidency. He also served on special committees after the presidency. Over the course of his career, he served on several internal company committees, and on an advisory committee to Senior Management.
Jodie Wilson has been with Rhenus for almost 2.5 years, as Rhenus acquired Rodair where Jodie worked for several years before the acquisition. Prior to that she was with LCL Navigation for 17 years. Overall Jodie has been in the industry for approximately 35 years and in those years has worked as a freight forwarder as well as an NVOCC, mainly in a sales role. Jodie has volunteered on the CIFFA Central committee for approximately 22 years and has previously held roles on CIFFA’s National board as the Ethics Chair and Central Chair. Jodie has been involved in Charity events such as Habitat for Humanity and AllPaws rescue.
Randy Hnatko is President of Sphere 1 Logistics Inc. and Trainwest Management and Consulting Inc. Sphere 1 Logistics Inc is British Columbia’s First Logistics Management and Freight Consulting Firm located in Vancouver, Canada, providing International Shipping and Global Supply Chain Solutions incorporating Air, Ocean, Courier, Trucking and Intermodal Freight Services. Randy is a trainer, speaker, author and consultant to domestic and international companies. He has trained many organizations ranging from small/medium sized companies up to Fortune 500 companies. In 2017 he was nominated for Businessperson of the Year and his company was nominated for Business of the Year and Community Spirt Award from the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce; in 2019 he was nominated in the category for Business Innovation for the Burnaby Excellence Awards held by the Burnaby Board of Trade.
Meet the rest of the CIFFA National Board of Directors