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Brentwood, Tenn. (October 20, 2010) — Global supply chain management company, OHL, recently hired Lars Huebecker as Vice President, Ocean Freight, Americas within the company’s Global Freight Management and Logistics business unit.
In this new role, Huebecker is responsible for development and procurement of all ocean freight services for OHL’s customers in the Americas. Additionally, he is responsible for operations excellence and regulatory compliance for ocean freight services including FCL, LCL and multi-modal.
Huebecker brings a great level of ocean freight experience. Prior to joining OHL, Huebecker was senior director, ocean product and procurement for Damco, USA. He has also worked for Kuehne + Nagel and MSAS/Exel Global Logistics in business development roles, and at KOG Transport as a project manager.
“I welcome Lars to OHL and believe he will be a great addition for our customers,” commented Patrick Moebel, President, Americas for OHL’s Global Freight Management and Logistics business unit. “His experience in the industry will help us continue to innovatively evolve our service offerings. OHL’s ocean freight business has grown significantly in the past few years and Lars and his team will help us sustain that growth while keeping service excellence for our customers the top priority.
Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. With three business units — Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics, and North America Transportation — OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.