NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2017 (Press Release) -The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) today announced Mr. Tom Mutz has been appointed Treasurer of the Association. Mr. Mutz’s appointment also names him as the incoming Secretary, a duty he will assume at the close of PPI Transport Symposium 22. The appointment comes as a result of Scott Menzies’ notice to the Board of his intent to step down from the role as Secretary/Treasurer.
“I am thrilled Tom will be joining as Secretary / Treasurer in 2017. He is a terrific person and will be a great asset to the IFPTA,” remarked Scott Menzies, IFPTA Secretary/Treasurer. “I look forward to working with him over the next few months as we transition this position over to Tom.”
Mr. Mutz, a graduate of West Virginia University with degrees in Biology and Business Administration, began his transportation and logistics career in January 1980 as a Territory Sales Representative for Airborne Express in New Jersey. After transitioning through several positions in management over 16 years, he was selected to be the direct liaison in the Americas for Mitsui & Co. Ltd. At that time, Mitsui was a Joint Venture Partner, and one of Airborne’s largest shareholders. After leaving Airborne, Tom worked for a few other global freight forwarders such as BAX Global, Exel, and then once again working directly for Mitsui & Co. Ltd., before joining PENN Warehousing & Distribution, Inc. in 2009. He has been a member of the IFPTA since 2010.
Born and raised in New York City and Long Island, Tom openly suggests his greatest accomplishments are his marriage to his wife Kathy for 37 years, and their three children.
When asked about his role at PENN, Tom said, “I consider myself quite fortunate to work for such a fine organization as PENN and the Brown family. I’d be remiss if I didn’t state my appreciation for the opportunity to collaborate with a multitude of professionals within the Port of Philadelphia Community, and coming to meet, know and respect so many great colleagues within IFPTA.”
Founded in 1982, the IFPTA is a global community of forest products logistics professionals. IFPTA members are senior level executives that represent every link in the forest products logistics supply chain. The Board of Directors is a strong representation of the global membership and serves as the volunteer leadership of the Association.
About the IFPTA
The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) was established in 1982 as an organization for professionals within the global forest products transport and logistics industries. The Association provides a networking framework to encourage communication and innovation among all roles and functions in the forest products logistics supply chain. We are the only Association dedicated to the global community of professionals involved in the transport, distribution, warehousing, and handling of forest products.