Each spring, Marisol International is proud to attend the TPM Conference. Through attendance at the TPM, Marisol International is privy to the latest market forecasts, analysis, expert opinions and data-backed insight for the year ahead.
This year, the TPM will begin on Sunday, February 26 and conclude on Wednesday, March 1. The three day conference is hosted by the Journal of Commerce (JOC) in Long Beach, California and attracts industry experts from across the world. The annual networking event, now in its 17th year, focuses on the Trans-Pacific global container shipping and logistics industry.
At this year's TPM conference some of the topics to be explored include:
- Economic & Market Trends
- Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances
- Digital Innovation
- U.S. Exporters' Challenges & Solutions
- Intermodal at a Crossroads
- Longshore Labor: A Lasting Peace?
- Getting Cargo Through Marine Terminals
- The Evolving North American Drayage Market
- Analyzing the Cold Chain
- Industry Workshops
- Shipper Case Studies
- The New Panama Canal
Marisol International will have three representatives attending TPM this year. While at TPM, our representatives will be providing live updates via Twitter and LinkedIn. Our representatives include:
With over 20 years in the international logistics industry, Pam began her logistics career at Fritz Companies Inc. in 1991. While there, she was engaged in various departments including, accounting, traffic and import. Following this role, Pam was a Connectivity Services Manager and Software Analyst for FreightMatrix, a managed service offering that utilized i2 Technologies' transportation logistics software. In 2002 she opened and established the Marisol International office in Memphis, TN where she now serves as Vice President of Sales.
Pam attended State Technical Institute in Memphis, TN and holds a U.S. Customshouse Brokers License (1998). She is a CCS (Certified Customs Specialist) and CES (Certified Export Specialist) with the NCBFAA. She is a member of the NCBFAA and the Memphis World Trade Club. Pam enjoys sports, reading and riding motorcycles.
Twitter Handle: @BChiltonMarisol
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-chilton-38155a13/
Bruce Chilton joined Marisol International in 2005 and currently serves as Director of Trade Management. Bruce oversees the contracting division, managing the purchase of transportation for Marisol International. He also leads Marisol's Pricing and Domestic Services teams. Bruce is experienced and well versed in U.S. import and export services as well as supply chain management best practices. In his career, he has served as Director of Operations and Vice President of Sales for both asset based and third party transportation organizations. Bruce has provided insight to hundreds of import and export clients, explaining market functions, volatility and pressures.
Today, Bruce provides Marisol International with market guidance and contract development so customers have cost effective means to transport cargo in both the domestic and international marketplaces. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Management from Hardy University.
Twitter Handle: @bill_goodgion
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-goodgion-0b000357/
William R. Goodgion, President of Ascent Global Logistics, is responsible for the strategic leadership, operational performance, revenue, profitability and growth of the company. Goodgion previously served as President of Roadrunner Global Solutions, joining Roadrunner Transportation Systems in in April 2015.
Prior to joining Roadrunner, Goodgion spent 15 years at FedEx Trade Networks where he served as a Managing Director of Regional Operations and their Managing Director of Global Distribution Services. Goodgion also served as Managing Director of Operations for Post Trucking and held several local and regional leadership positions at Tower Group International and the Geo. S. Bush Co., Inc.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a concentration in supply chain and operations management. He also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.