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Ruben Martin

214-432-6181 / ♦ Dallas, Texas

Import/Export Management / International Logistics / Operations
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS A trilingual professional with hands-on expertise in successfully managing global non-asset resources with solid knowledge of foreign trade terminology, definitions, laws and regulations. Skilled as a freight negotiator (air, ocean and ground), strong communication skills in English, Spanish and Portuguese; and for direct experience importing/exporting products in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Known as a strong leader who inspires others to excel through teaching and effective supervisory abilities, for providing operational analysis and designing process improvements, ensuring high quality customer service; and for focusing on increasing a company’s international trade level through experience, sound business judgment, and teamwork. Key Strengths: Global Import / Export • Logistics • Problem Solving • Communication • Operations • Negotiations • Analytical Skills Leadership Skills • Training & Development • Team Building • Interpersonal Skills • Planning / Coordinating • Self-Starter PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Komatsu America Corp – International Logistics Outbound Manager - PDC / Ripley 2011-2012 • Developed new strategies for exportation of parts and supplies of heavy construction, forestry and mining machinery worldwide with concentration in Latin America, Australia and China. • Developed and implemented an Export Program for direct control of vendors. • Created strategic logistics direction to pursue ideal SCM operations for the PDC exportation program Spotlighted Achievements: • Established the direct export under KAC control into South America. • Realigned the company to the usage of the Incoterm 2010 and other deviations being used by the marketing and sales division. Re-trained export personnel on the new Incoterm 2010. • Spearheaded project for implementation of a “non-asset cross-dock warehouse” to handle direct consolidations out of city port reflected in financial savings on transport and reducing damages. • Spearheaded discussions on consolidation project into Chile between KAC and Cummins. • As a show case, developed the first shipment direct with carrier without using forwarders, saving $120,350. Panasonic Corp of North America – International Logistics Manager 2006-2011 • Created strategic logistics direction to pursue ideal SCM operations for all divisions of the company. • Managed all vendors (ocean carriers, freight forwarders and brokers). • Established the export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP) to produce consistent export decisions in compliance with BIS/EAR/NAFTA/AMS/AES/ECCN and Schedule B. • Created SOPs for each project at the time of the execution of the projects. • Provided operational solutions to reduce costs, lead-time and increased efficiencies on the inbound operations. • Negotiated freight and nominated carriers and forwarders for air and ocean freight within the established SCM projections. Spotlighted Achievements: • Implemented and managed hubs to expedite cargo delivery to save in warehouse operation cost. • Implemented the turn-around business in China trading reflecting time and financial savings. • Developed strategic routes for PIC avoiding CBP clearance reflecting time and financial savings. • Managed Panasonic X-Track project to automate the reporting (KPIs) and cargo tracking system. • Controlled ocean freight increases to reflect 5% or less/y on a management of 44000TEUs. • Active member of the GFN representing USA import and export freight negotiations on 44K containers. • Achieved turn-around time of 48 hours at cost of $35k/month in lieu of $150k/month on shipments from Shenzen to Shanghai Ricoh Logistics – Import Export Manager 1994-2006 • Developed/implemented the guidelines for the import department and managed the import for Ricoh Corp. HQ and non-Ricoh customers from Japan, S. Korea, HKG, China, Taiwan, France and UK into USA. • Created new SOPs for general operations for non-Ricoh customers. • Achieved the ideal JOT level of services on the foreigner-to-foreigner hauls ensuring compliance with all international laws and regulations. • Implemented the C-TPAT certification and new security standards for Ricoh in USA and overseas. • Created and developed two direct agents in South America – Uruguay and Colon Panama, saving $5M+ in 6 years. Spartan Worldwide – Import Export Manager 1986-1994

EDUCATION University Mogi das Cruzes SP/Brazil – Masters Degree, International Law 1980 University de Admn Alvares Penteado – SP/Brazil – Bachelors Degree, Business Administration 1981 Languages: • English • Portuguese • Spanish Certifications: Haz Mat Certified in DOT, IATA & IMDG Membership: Member #63193 of Society of International Affairs