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Masterpiece Appoints Two New Branch Managers

New York City, New York – June 15, 2018 – Masterpiece International has appointed two longtime employees to the Branch Manager position – Leon Strockyj will become the International Logistics Solutions Branch Manager in Philadelphia, and Alessandra Brocca will become the Fine Arts Branch Manager in San Francisco. 2018 proves to be a year of great improvement as Masterpiece continues to expand through hiring of top talent and appointing leaders from within the organization.

Leon Strockyj’s new role will focus on managing the Philadelphia office location, and providing superior customer service and expert knowledge to local clients. Strockyj’s 30+ years in the industry – including  17 years with Masterpiece – will provide a wealth of shipping and brokerage experience for clients and the growing staff to learn from.

“Leon has proven to be a very effective at managing and educating the staff in our Philadelphia branch, as well as providing the client base with top-level customer service. It was the right move to propel the office forward – we’re glad to have such loyal, hard-working employees at Masterpiece,” stated Thomas Gilgen, President of Masterpiece International. Strockyj will be based in Philadelphia and report directly to Thomas Gilgen.

Alessandra Brocca’s new role will focus on managing the San Francisco office’s Fine Arts Division, developing client and agent relationships, and overseeing all aspects of fine art operations in the Bay Area. Brocca worked in Masterpiece’s Washington D.C. office as a Museum Services Coordinator since April of 2004, and has acquired great experience servicing a client base from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.

“Alessandra is a leader in our company and will continue to lead a team committed to bringing Masterpiece-level services to the [Bay Area] region,” said John O’Halloran, President, Fine Arts and Security Group, “Over the years we’ve focused on, and have been very fortunate to, maintain a number of knowledgeable team members.” Brocca will be based in San Francisco and report to Tina Sullivan, Vice President, Fine Arts Western Region.

The newly promoted Branch Managers will lead teams in their respective regions to provide premier logistics, shipping, and brokerage services to address Masterpiece clients’ needs and improve supply chains.

About Masterpiece International
Masterpiece International was founded in 1989 in New York City, where its headquarters remains the preeminent logistics provider to the fine arts community, and a wide range of specialty industries, for nearly three decades. It has since expanded into 16 locations across the United States, with access to every major U.S. port and airport, and an expansive worldwide network. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.

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Email: abuonomo@masterpieceintl.com

TrumpCard Enters Portland, OR

Carlsbad, California, April 26, 2018 – TrumpCard (“TCard”), the expedited air freight wing of Magnate Worldwide, continues to expand its geographic footprint as the mission-critical freight service provider enters the Portland, Oregon region.

Geographic expansion has been the cornerstone for TCard’s organic growth since its inception in 1995 – with each new city entered, the Account Representative Team grows harmoniously. The very first Account Representative in the area will be the newly hired, Britney Hein. She will bring the total of TCard Account Representatives nationwide to 20, spanning across 12 metropolitan areas: Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Dallas/Fort Worth, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Austin, and now Portland.

Ms. Hein will join the team of Ashley French, TrumpCard’s Regional Director of Sales. “Portland is a market TrumpCard has had its eye on for some time now and we feel Britney will carry TrumpCard’s signature service levels to the area,” commented Ms. French. “Britney is now a lifeline to our clients’ expedited needs, whether it be ‘Next Flight Out’ or ‘White Glove’ service out of the Portland region, she’ll be the point of contact.”

After entering Austin, TX in November 2017, TCard will continue researching and entering markets across the United States. “Our team is excited to grow – we have a great team focused on finding developing and established markets,” said Chris Zingrebe, TrumpCard’s Vice President, “They do a wonderful job of choosing where we spread the brand next. Where that might be next? I can’t say – but I can say: we’re just getting started.”

Portland is the 12th region across the United States that the company has entered, the 4th in the past 12 months.

About TrumpCard
Since 1995, Carlsbad, CA based TrumpCard has provided expedited air freight and ground solutions to customers around the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company’s cornerstone is its exceptional customer service and proprietary technology that allow customers with high-value and sensitive freight to have dedicated teams watching shipments all over the continent. Find out more at www.trumpcardinc.com.

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Rachel Harris
Telephone: (800) 496 2206
Email: rachel.harris@trumpcardinc.com

Onwards and Upwards at PTL

Toledo, OH, April 16, 2018 – Mike Welch, President of Magnate Worldwide, has appointed Jeff Curry as President of Premium Transportation Logistics (“PTL”), Magnate Worldwide’s ground expedite division.

Curry has been a major contributor to the progress of PTL, and will continue to provide direction and inspiration as the rapidly expanding logistics provider continues to grow in size and revenue.  “Jeff is a leader with a wealth of experience in both transportation and finance, and has helped turn PTL into what it is today,” said Mike Welch, “He is stepping up at a critical time in the company’s development to shape the future of the company – we’re very fortunate to have him.”

Since joining PTL in 2017, Curry’s experience has helped develop a culture of success. He has held a variety of leadership roles in the finance and transportation industries, including President of Express-1, a top 100 motor carrier, where he facilitated double-digit growth. His proven experience in rapid development is precisely what Premium needs as the company matures, and becomes more dynamic.

Curry’s first strategic move as President will be to include Magnate Worldwide Logistics (“MWWL”) under the PTL brand. Based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, MWWL concentrates on customized cross-border transportation solutions to and from Mexico. Led by Kyle Plummer, Director of Cross Border Solutions, the team will add an extension to PTL’s services – taking shipments to their final destination anywhere in North America. They will become the Cross-Border Division of Premium Transportation Logistics, and operate as the Michigan satellite branch of PTL.

“Magnate Logistics has been one of the fastest growing divisions of Magnate Worldwide, and will continue to be under the PTL brand. Kyle and his team provide the highest level of customer service, which directly aligns with our standard at PTL,” commented Jeff Curry of the synergy.

“With Magnate’s support, [Jeff Curry] will continue to implement his strategic vision and facilitate growth for PTL; moving it into the future,” said Mike Welch, “We feel comfortable and confident that the company will see significant growth under Mr. Curry’s leadership.”

About Premium Transportation Logistics
Founded in 2002, Premium Transportation Logistics provides premier ground transportation and logistics services to the entire North American market. Since inception, the company has provided customer-focused transportation solutions to a wide range of industries – exceeding expectations with superior customer service, competitive pricing, technology, and on-time service. Learn more at www.shipPTL.com.

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Andrew Buonomo
Telephone: 267.969.3087
Email: abuonomo@masterpieceintl.com

Web Redesigns for Magnate Worldwide Family

Oakbrook Terrace, IL, March 19, 2018 – Magnate Worldwide (“MWW”) and its family of premium transportation and logistics companies are happy to announce redesigns of the TrumpCard, Premium Transportation Logistics (“PTL”), and Masterpiece International (“Masterpiece”) websites.

 

The new designs are outfitted with improved navigation to help clients, partners, and staff quickly reach the material they are looking for; offer more information about the companies’ full range of services and industry verticals; easy access to shipment tracking features; and provide portals for secure document transfers. The revamped websites include mobile-friendly versions for visitors accessing through phones and tablets, and quick contact information for each of the companies’ division and locations.

 

“We are very excited about our new website,” said Jeff Curry, President of PTL, “It is a better representation of what we’re building here at Premium, and across Magnate Worldwide. A lot of positive changes have happened, and even more are soon to come. We hope to show that revitalized image through our new website.”

 

For easy access to all of the MWW brands, the footers at the bottom of each of the website connect visitors to each of the sister companies’ homepages. As Magnate Worldwide continue to grow, updates and information will be published on a ‘News’ section of each site.

 

“We are enthusiastic about all of our services offerings and industry verticals being on display, and happy to provide users with improved functionality. The added features will allow our web visitors to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence,” said Masterpiece International President, Thomas Gilgen.

 

Visitors are encouraged to explore all of the Magnate Worldwide Family websites, which can be found below in the descriptions.

 

About TrumpCard

Since 1995, TrumpCard has provided expedited air freight and ground solutions to customers around the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company’s cornerstone is its exceptional customer service and proprietary technology that allow customers with high-value and sensitive freight to have dedicated teams watching shipments all over the continent. Find out more at www.trumpcardinc.com.

 

About Premium Transportation Logistics

Founded in 2002, Premium Transportation Logistics provides premier ground transportation and logistics services to the North American market. The company provides customer-focused transportation solutions to a wide range of industries – exceeding expectations with superior customer service, competitive pricing, technology, and on-time service. Learn more at www.shipPTL.com.

 

About Masterpiece International

Masterpiece International was founded in 1989 in New York City, where its headquarters remains the preeminent logistics provider to the fine arts community, and a wide range of specialty industries, for nearly three decades. It has since expanded into 16 locations across the United States, with access to every major U.S. port and airport, and an expansive worldwide network. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.      

 

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Andrew Buonomo

Telephone: 267.969.3087

Email: abuonomo@masterpieceintl.com

 

Somerset Marine Officially a Masterpiece

Masterpiece International, Ltd.

Dec 20, 2017, 10:00 ET

CRANFORD, N.J., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Somerset Marine will be integrated into the International Logistics Division of Masterpiece International on January 2, 2018, focusing on further joint expansion of worldwide general cargo and governmental contracts capabilities and reach.

Somerset Marine’s consolidation with Masterpiece International marks the continued growth and expansion of the Magnate Worldwide group, who acquired both companies in the last 24-months – creating an ever-increasing corporate unification of logistic companies who offer a mastery of specialty services. Somerset Marine’s forte lies in specialty movements, project cargo logistics management, and government contracts; while Masterpiece International is currently the market share leader in the United States for fine arts logistics movements and specialty industries. “This is a move to further bring our renowned service levels, in combination with our long-standing and diverse experience in different sectors, to all our divisions’ clients. We’ve spent the last two years really focusing on unifying our teams through exceptional new customer service protocols with heavy investment into technology, tracking, and security,” stated Masterpiece International President Thomas Gilgen.

Somerset Marine’s fusion into the International Logistics Division for Masterpiece has seen the emergence of a unique ideological approach within the logistics sector. “Bringing the two companies together, who are experts of their respective crafts, has really created a dynamic team that’s unlike anything seen or previously done in the industry. It’s a really exciting time to be helping to shape the industry, its processes, technology and thinking,” noted Bill Carroll, Masterpiece International’s Vice President Strategic Development International Logistics.

Combining the resources, experience, and knowledge of both companies has allowed it to look ahead collectively at emerging markets globally, while keeping a sharp-eye on its operational transparency, corporate practices, and business ethics. “When we became part of the Magnate Worldwide family, one of the biggest factors for us was that they shared our corporate values of integrity, trust, and social responsibility. We didn’t want to become part of just another ‘soulless’ corporation – we wanted to be part a consortium that really cared about its clients and the environments they worked in, and we found that in Magnate Worldwide. This emergence is allowing us to grow in the right way, with our customers’ needs at the forefront of our development. This is the first of many exciting announcements we will be making in the coming year, as we continue to expand our presence outside the United States and into the Middle East and Asia,” said Abed Medawar, President of Somerset Marine, now taking on the role of Vice President Trade Development.

The International Logistics Division will now operate out of Somerset’s Marine’s offices in Cranford, NJ under its new moniker – making it the 16th U.S. location for Masterpiece International.

About Masterpiece International, Ltd.

Masterpiece International Ltd. was founded in 1989 in New York City, where its headquarters remains the preeminent logistics provider to the fine arts community, and specialty industries across the globe for nearly three decades. It has since expanded into 16 locations across the United States, with access to every major U.S. port and airport, and agents and representatives worldwide. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.

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TrumpCard Enters Austin, TX

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CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TrumpCard, the Air Freight and Expedited Ground wing of Magnate Worldwide, continues to expand its geographic footprint as the mission-critical air and ground freight provider enters the Austin, Texas region.

Ashley Whitehead and Carlos Mero

With more locations, comes the placement of dedicated account representatives and trucks at each station. The Austin market will be seeing Ashley Whitehead, Account Representative – a dedicated and knowledgeable delegate from the area. Ashley will be a lifeline to client’s expedited freight needs, whether it be ‘Next Flight Out’, ‘2 Day’, or ‘Mission-Critical Ground’ service out of the Austin region.

In addition to feet on the ground, TrumpCard will be putting wheels in the region with a brand new 2018 Freightliner, Trump 51. Carlos Mero will be the pilot of the new truck, which will be the start of a private fleet dedicated to the Austin area – and a great addition to the 45 trucks picking up and delivering all around Texas.

The expansion continues a trend of consistent geographical growth at TrumpCard. After entering Cleveland, Dallas, and Salt Lake City just six months ago, TrumpCard is poised and well suited to continue entering markets across the United States. “Our team is excited to grow organically in strong manufacturing and economic hub areas like Austin. We now have people and trucks on the ground in 11 major markets, that’s just getting started… the sky is the limit,” said CEO of TrumpCard, Marco Hanlon of the expansion.

One of Trump Card’s more established markets, San Francisco, is seeing its 5th truck in the company’s private fleet. “San Francisco has remained robust in all markets segments, and shows strong signs of continued growth throughout,” commented Chris Zingrebe, Vice President of Operations. At this pace, it’s only a matter of time until TrumpCard has representatives and trucks on the ground in an area near you.

About TrumpCard

Since 1995, Carlsbad, CA based TrumpCard has provided expedited air freight and ground solutions to customers around the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company’s cornerstone is its exceptional customer service and proprietary technology that allow customers with high-value and sensitive freight to have dedicated teams watching shipments all over the continent. Find out more at www.trumpcardinc.com.

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Vlad Fruman Appointed Director of Product Management

New York City, New York, July 17, 2017 — The trend of hiring top talent continues as Masterpiece International, Ltd. brings another accomplished leader aboard its team.

Masterpiece International’s expansion has brought upon a number of new hires to facilitate the growth. The most recent addition, Vlad Fruman, Director of Product Management, will spearhead product development by streamlining vendor management and building better solutions for clients.

This new role will focus primarily on sourcing the best possible freight, regardless of mode of tranportation, for all of the company’s divisions. “We’re excited to welcome a new position dedicated to improving our product offering. Having an experienced professional, like [Fruman], in this position will help the company immensely in this time of growth,” said Bill Carroll, Vice President of Strategic Development.

Fruman’s many years of industry experience, managing all modes of transportation, will bolster the premier logistics provider’s offerings and create flexible new options for the company’s clients.

His hire comes at a strategic time for the newly rebranded International Logistics Solutions division. One of Masterpiece’s current initiatives is to continue to fuel growth. Certainly Fruman will complement this initiative, providing even more comprehensive options to the leader in premier logistics solutions.

Mr. Fruman will be based out of the Manhattan office and report directly to Thomas Gilgen, President of Masterpiece International.

“Product improvement and management will be a fundamental piece of Masterpiece’s growth. We’ll continue to explore new products to offer our customers the most advanced routes available. We are excited to welcome Mr. Fruman into this new role,” Mr. Gilgen stated.

About Masterpiece International, Ltd.

Since 1989, New York-based Masterpiece International, Ltd. has provided exceptional logistics solutions for fine art community, and has since expanded into a premier logistics provider for a variety of industries. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.

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Andrew Buonomo

Telephone: 267.969.3087

Email: abuonomo@masterpieceintl.com

New Division Focus, New Hires Put Masterpiece on the Rise

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A series of recent growth and substantial success has brought on new opportunities for premium high-end shipping group Masterpiece International, Ltd.

One of Masterpiece’s current initiatives to manifest its growth is the rebranding of its existing general freight division, now calling it the International Logistics Solutions division. “This new name best reflects the division’s expansive offerings and our collective focus on these services,” said Thomas Gilgen, the new President of Masterpiece.

 

The growth strategy for the International Logistics Solutions division will be spurred by the addition of five impressive new hires. Three of these new hires will round out Masterpiece’s existing Client Solutions team:

Sal Sorce, Vice President of Client Solutions. Leading the team is Sorce, whose goals include building a solid core of experienced salespeople, enhancing the existing sales team, and fostering the Masterpiece trademark of client-first excellence in service.
Neil Ehrlichman, Director of Client Solutions (East Coast). With proven success in driving multi-million dollar growth, Ehrlichman is looking to step in to identify new revenue opportunities and secure customer loyalty.
Craig Shapiro, Director of Client Solutions (West Coast). Masterpiece will benefit from Shapiro’s extensive experience working with global multi-national corporations and passion for building client relationships.
While these three positions will boost the offerings and expertise of the ILS division’s Client Solutions team, there are also two new branch manager hires, directly reporting to Thomas Gilgen:

Andrew Kirkwood, Chicago Branch Manager. With 23 years of industry experience, Kirkwood is looking forward to increasing Midwest operations, solidifying Chicago as a flagship location.
Wolfgang Meder, Los Angeles Branch Manager. The division’s growth initiatives will be enhanced by Meder’s 20+ years of experience and success in managing and transforming offices.
With new hires and focus, there is no denying Masterpiece’s forward momentum. “It’s an exciting time for the entire company,” said Gilgen. “When you have the right structure and the right people, a company’s growth is unstoppable.”

About Masterpiece International, Ltd.
Since 1989, New York-based Masterpiece International, Ltd. has provided exceptional shipping for museums, galleries, art fairs, and more. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.

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Thomas Gilgen
Telephone: 630.394.1037
Email: tgilgen@masterpieceintl.com

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Thomas Gilgen Takes New Position as President of Masterpiece International, Ltd.

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Magnate Worldwide (MWW), a premium asset-light logistics company, is excited to announce Thomas Gilgen as President of newly-acquired Masterpiece International, Ltd.

Gilgen’s experience in logistics management spans over 20 years at companies like Weiss-Rohlig USA, Coca-Cola Switzerland, and Panalpina. Gilgen most recently was President of MWW, and the move will take him from Chicago to Masterpiece’s headquarters in New York.

 

Known globally for its high-end shipping services, Masterpiece consists of a fine arts division and freight services division. “Our goal is to make Masterpiece’s international logistics services best-in-class,” said Dan Para, CEO of MWW. “I feel comfortable and confident that we’ll see significant growth in this area under Thomas Gilgen’s leadership.”

As part of Gilgen’s impressive goals for Masterpiece’s international logistics services, there will be much focus placed on the overall growth of its 15 different branches. “We’re really going to invest in building the sales and management teams,” said Gilgen. “By setting them up for success, the end result will be an elevated division of international logistics services.” Additionally, Masterpiece’s fine arts services will benefit from the internal promotion of John O’Halloran to President of its division.

As Gilgen prepares for his new position, he reflects that this isn’t his first time in a role like this. “Throughout my years in this industry, I think one of the best experiences I can apply is my approach to restructuring for success,” noted Gilgen. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with Masterpiece and continue a professional passion that drives me: building up.”

About Masterpiece International, Ltd.
Since 1989, New York based Masterpiece International, Ltd. has provided exceptional shipping for museums, galleries, art fairs, auction houses, and more. Its services include international forwarding, installation and de-installation, consultation and coordination of exhibitions or special moves, and full supervision services at airports. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.

About Magnate Worldwide
With a strong capital position, seasoned management team, and skilled operational and customer service talent, Magnate Worldwide (MWW) is building a premium transportation and logistics provider. MWW focuses on asset-light premium logistics and seeks to partner with best-in-class companies that operate in the international freight forwarding and North American premium transportation markets. Find out more at www.magnateworldwide.com.

Press Contact
Frank Shinnick
Telephone: 630-394-1040
Email: fshinnick@magnateworldwide.com

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Somerset Marine Becomes a Masterpiece

Somerset Marine Becomes a Masterpiece

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As part of the rapid growth in Magnate Worldwide’s portfolio of companies, international freight shipping group Somerset Marine Lines (SML) is to become a branch of newly-acquired Masterpiece International, Ltd.

“This is really the coming together of two fantastic companies,” said Thomas Gilgen, President of parent company Magnate Worldwide. Masterpiece is recognized across the globe for its high-end shipping services and is made up of two divisions—fine arts and freight services. “Somerset will come in as part of the freight services division, and will greatly benefit from Masterpiece’s vendor relationships, organization size, and nationwide footprint. Together, both groups will have access to every major port and U.S. airport.”

 

Both Masterpiece and Somerset were purchased within the past two years by Magnate Worldwide, who immediately saw the unique opportunity to connect these two groups. “My goal for Somerset was always to be a part of a greater organization,” said Abed Medawar, President of SML. “Ultimately, it’s about bringing the best services to our customers.”

Masterpiece is Magnate Worldwide’s most recent addition, but is already climbing to new heights with Somerset on board as its New Jersey branch. “New offices mean new growth,” said Gilgen. “We’re combining powers to create a logistics work of art.”

About Masterpiece International, Ltd.
Since 1989, New York based Masterpiece International, Ltd. has provided exceptional shipping for museums, galleries, art fairs, auction houses, and more. Its services include international forwarding, installation and de-installation, consultation and coordination of exhibitions or special moves, and full supervision services at airports. Find out more at www.masterpieceintl.com.

About Somerset Marine Lines
Since its founding in 2000, SML, a leading provider of domestic and international freight forwarding services, has put the customer first. The company prides itself on its competitive rates and stress-free customer service. More information can be found at www.somersetmarine.com.

Press Contact
Thomas Gilgen
Telephone: 630.394.1037
Email: tgilgen@magnateworldwide.com

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