TORONTO, Ont.–Livingston International Inc. is appointing Michael Meierkort to the position of President, International Freight and Transportation Solutions. Meierkort will be responsible for the strategic growth and management of Livingston’s freight offering, a key business development priority for the company.
Meierkort joins Livingston from Vanguard Logistics Services where he was regional managing director, North America, responsible for the commercial and operational business of 700 staff across 16 offices.
“The entire Livingston organization is excited to have Mike join the leadership team,” said Livingston Chief Executive Officer Steve Preston. “We have a substantial opportunity to expand our various freight and transportation services and coordinate them more effectively with our compliance offerings for the benefit of clients who are increasingly seeking integrated solutions. Mike’s broad supply chain experience and his strong commitment to clients enable him to be a major contributor to our team.”
Meierkort’s role will see him broaden the exposure of Livingston’s freight offering, emphasizing that Livingston is not only one of North America’s largest customs brokers but also a valuable business partner for organizations looking for end-to-end supply-chain solutions.
“Customers today want efficiency and want a service provider who can offer a comprehensive suite of solutions,” he said. “Our role is to help them understand the services we provide go far beyond the transactional and that we can offer deep strategic counsel to help them not only streamline their supply chains, but do so in a manner that minimizes cost and mitigates risk.”
Meierkort has extensive experience and knowledge in international and domestic supply chain management and the business of freight forwarding, as well as a proven record of success in highly competitive industries. His leadership spans the globe and has built on his ability to evaluate operations and market opportunities.