IFPTA president Buddy Greene to step down after PPI transport symposium 22; Alan Bog appointed as successor

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IFPTA president Buddy Greene to step down after PPI transport symposium 22; Alan Bog appointed as successor

February 17, 2017 - 09:10
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NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 (Press Release) -The International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) today announced Mr. Alan Bog has been appointed President of the Association. The appointment is the result of a unanimous vote by the IFPTA Board of Directors at the IFPTA Board of Directors Meeting in November 2016. At the close of PPI Transport Symposium 22, current President, Buddy Greene, will become President Emeritus and continue to support the IFPTA.

“Alan is perfect choice to become the President of the IFPTA,” said Buddy Greene, IFPTA President. “He brings an exciting energy to the Association and has the personality to listen to others and to contribute ideas on all matters.”

Mr. Bog joined the IFPTA in 1987 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 and served until 2009. In 2009, he was appointed Asia Regional Director and represented the IFPTA in that position until 2015 when he was appointed Vice President. In addition to his tenure with the IFPTA, Alan has a long career in the industry and current represents Euroports as their Commercial Director, Asia in their Shanghai office.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Bog said “I have had the privilege to work on the IFPTA Board under three illustrious Presidents – John Kalish, Paul Doiron, and Buddy Greene. It is an honor to be asked to fill these shoes. I look forward to representing the IFPTA and representing its interests to forest products logistics professionals around the world.”

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.