Executive Team

OIA's executive team brings a high level of experience and expertise from widely diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To truly provide the kind of leadership necessary to compete in today's marketplace, the executive team must also have the right mix of people, so when added together, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. OIA's executive team functions by delivering benefits that maximize competitive advantage not only to the organization but to our clients as well.

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  • Chief Operating Officer

    Eric Okimoto has over 25 years of freight forwarding and supply chain experience and is currently OIA’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Okimoto was instrumental in cultivating OIA’s strong international business relationships and implementing the company’s global network of agents and partners and has been a driving force behind OIA’s recent international acquisitions and global expansion. He spent six years with Fritz Companies, which was later acquired by UPS, and ten …
  • Chief Financial Officer

    Tim Sether has been with the company since 1991, starting as an accounting manager in the early days prior to his present position as Chief Financial Officer. He oversees all accounting operations and reporting, both domestic and international, tax and regulatory activities, worldwide audit management, and maintains valuable relationships with the company’s financing sources. Mr. Sether actively engages in all finance-related senior management discussions and …

Senior Leadership

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  • Managing Director, EMEA

    Originally from Denmark, Claus came to England in 1989. After working in the heat-transfer paper and fishing gear industries, he moved into the forwarding industry in 1991. He spent the next twelve years in a variety of roles within the Samson Transport/DFDS/DSV hierarchy, joined the UK management team in 1995, and took up various IT management roles until joining Bellville Rodair in 2004. Claus spent the next four years building and growing the IT infrastructure …
  • SVP, Global Packaging Sales

    Marc Bevilacqua brings over 25 years of industry experience in custom packaging and design and is OIA’s Senior Vice President of Global Packaging Sales. Marc leverages his skills and experience as an industry innovator in OIA’s global retail optimization program. This program integrates packaging engineering solutions and supply chain management principles with global procurement and logistics resources to create an end-to-end holistic program. These global programs …
  • Managing Director, Asia Pacific

    Peter Wong has 23 years of experience in the logistics industry and is a specialist in emerging markets in Southeast Asia. He was president of a Singapore-based logistics company for ten years before joining OIA in 2001. Mr. Wong currently resides in Shanghai where he continues to develop the greater China market and expand OIA's footprint in …
  • Managing Director, Americas

    Rick became the President of American Cargo Express, Inc (ACE) in 1988. He earned the position through progressive hands-on advancement working at every level within the company's broad-based services and programs. His expertise in supply chain management and logistics process made significant advances for both ACE and its customers. Rick's commitment to excellence and passion for new ideas and growth enabled ACE to expand and build new services, trade lanes, and …
  • Founder, EVP, Business Development

    Steve Akre co-founded Oregon International Air Freight (OIA) in 1988 with Junki Yoshida. Under Mr. Akre’s leadership, OIA Global has implemented numerous international and global logistics programs including a fully automated Portland-based radio frequency (RF) distribution warehouse, a global raw material supply chain linking material suppliers and factories across eight countries and a dedicated international procurement program. Additionally, Mr. Akre was …