Note from the President

Dear Members and Guests,

Thank you all who attended our April luncheon. It was our first panel discussion of the year, and the format proved to be most effective and useful in giving our members three very informative perspectives on the upcoming Electronic Log Device regulations, technology, and practical applications. Many thanks to our speakers Lance Mutschink - General Manager at Pinch Group of Companies, Jeffrey Farrington - Vice President with ELD Solutions, and Alan Riddick - DOT Manager, TNT Crane and Rigging. They all did a terrific job providing detailed information on a complicated subject in a very short amount of time. The feedback from members was very positive, and it will be well worth the time to revisit this subject down the road once the impact of this regulation is truly recognized and is felt across the spectrum of our member industries. A special thanks to our Past President, Brooks Elliott, for developing and organizing this topic and well-chosen panel of speakers. 

I’d like to thank our Lunch Sponsor, Port Freeport, for their generous support at the April luncheon and throughout the many years as a ITMA corporate member and sponsor. We very much appreciate Mike Wilson, Port Freeport’s Director of Economic Development, for sharing his valuable time with us.  

There are some terrific industry events coming up in the month of May. The Offshore Technology Conference is May 1st – 4th at NRG Park. National Transportation Week is May 14th –20th so please be sure to check out details on the upcoming industry events to be held during NTW at ntwhouston.org and help support those events organizers with your participation. Also, there are some great savings available on our site to ITMA Members for passes to the JOC Gulf Shipping Conference to be held at the beautiful and brand new Marriott Marquis Hotel from May 14th – 16th. 

We are very much looking forward to our May luncheon and guest speaker, Marian E. Ladner who is the Managing Partner of the law firm Ladner & Associates PC. Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Ladner has provided legal interpretations and advice on the development and implementation of internal compliance programs, and with navigating the complex federal regulatory trade requirements nationwide to leading members of the trade community, including multinational importers and exporters, customs brokers, freight forwards, and shippers. With her firm’s focus on providing practical solutions to the import and export supply chain challenges in an ever changing global economy with constantly changing legal and regulatory demands, we are very excited to be able to provide some of Ms. Ladner’s vast experience and valuable advice to our membership. Don’t miss this terrific opportunity, and I look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming May 3rd luncheon. 

Very Best Regards,

Mitch Heiserman
ITMA President

Mitch Heiserman 


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