Highly successful senior logistics and supply chain management executive with 25+ years demonstrated accomplishments in automotive shipping, freight forwarding and supply chain management in Europe and South America. Proven record of reducing cost, increasing revenue and margins by redesigning processes and negotiations. Key executive management positions reporting to CEOs, CFOs, Directors and Presidents and with cross-functional expertise in building successful teams to support business and functions. Ability to manage diverse groups and collaborate with foreign companies to form and negotiate exceptional partnerships. Possesses solid business skills and dynamic thought leadership to deliver high-value, profitable solutions with a sales-centric and customer service focus. A motivational, lead–by-example change agent and participatory leader who maximizes talent management, regardless of the reporting relationship, to deliver efficiency in process, control, compliance, profitability and shareholder value. Fluencies in German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and English.