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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  • EVP, Global Operations

    Eric Okimoto has over 20 years of freight forwarding and supply chain experience and is currently OIA’s Executive Vice President of Operations. 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 …
  • CFO, EVP

    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 and Executive Vice President. As the Senior Finance Executive of OIA, 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 …

Senior Leadership

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  • VP, Compliance

    Chris Murray, Vice President, Compliance, is responsible for corporate finance and accounting operations. Previously, Chris was the Vice President of Operations for American Cargo Express (ACE). She brings diverse financial management expertise to OIA. Chris has extensive experience with many industry-related fields such as import, export, warehousing and distribution, and US Customs. She is a licensed Customs Broker and oversees corporate compliance. Chris graduated from the …
  • 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 …
  • VP, Strategic Initiatives

    Daniel McMorris is currently responsible for driving strategic, organization-wide initiatives including visibility & business intelligence, reporting & metrics, strategic planning & budgeting, and acquisition integration. The role is designed to be a functional coordination point between sales, business development, customer service, operations, and finance, as well as a service coordination point across OIA's business segments. Since joining OIA in 2003, Mr. …
  • 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 …
  • VP, Global Sales

    Mark Landsiedel joins OIA as Vice President of Global Sales with responsibility for the company's sales and growth efforts, primarily focused on OIA's logistics business segment and services. Mark comes to OIA with many years of senior sales management and leadership experience, with a demonstrated focus on developing effective sales processes and solutions. Prior to joining OIA, Mark served as Vice President of Global Business Development for RAK Logistics and Vice President …
  • 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 …
  • VP, Business Development

    Steve Van Baest joined OIA with over 18 years of retail management, demand planning, and air manufacturing innovation experience from Nike. Before becoming Vice President of Business Development, Steve was the Senior Director of Business Development. In his role as Vice President of Business Development, Steve manages the packaging and business development teams. He also develops and maintains long-term strategic relationships with customers and supports growth efforts …
  • Operations Director, EMEA

    Originally from Western Australia, Susanne Oud gained a wealth of experience in international shipping and trade having worked for an international fruit & vegetable exporter, an international shipping line, a large Australian multi-modal freight forwarder. She was also a Specialist OOG Project Forwarder focusing on the oil & gas sector. Susanne is the Operations Director for OIA Global-Bellville Rodair. Susanne moved from Perth to London and joined Bellville in …
  • VP, Americas

    Todd Sweeney joined OIA with over 25 years of diverse experience in the logistics and freight forwarding industry, including direct sales, sales leadership, operations, global sales, and branch management. Prior to joining OIA, Mr. Sweeney worked for CEVA Logistics as Regional Director of Sales where he led the coordinated regional efforts to manage, maintain, and grow CEVA's business portfolio. Todd also spent time with BAX Global in various management capacities and spent the …