FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 January 2020
Washington, DC — IICL President, Steven Blust, announced that Robert F. Sappio, Chief Executive Officer, SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd has been elected to the position of Chairman of the IICL for 2020, succeeding Marco Poggio, Managing Director, TOUAX Global Container Services.
"On behalf of the IICL’s Board of Directors and staff, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Poggio for his leadership during last year’s challenging times” said Blust, “and look forward to a dynamic year ahead under Mr. Sappio’s Chairmanship."
Mr. Sappio joined SeaCube in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to his current position in June 2017. Prior to SeaCube, Mr. Sappio held positions as President of the Americas Region for Rickmers-Linie and Managing Director for Alvarez & Marsal. Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Sappio spent nearly 30 years at APL, Ltd. serving most recently as Senior Vice President where he was responsible for all of APL’s commercial activities in the Trans Pacific, Trans-Atlantic and Latin American regions.
"I am honored to have been elected to chairman of the IICL. I look forward to carrying on the mission of the association, focusing on exceeding industry requirements and pursuing best practices and standards, especially as they relate to safety and sustainability".
The IICL’s Board also elected William J. Shea Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Direct ChassisLink Inc., as IICL First Vice President; Brian M. Sondey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Triton International Ltd, as IICL Second Vice President; and Charles Wellins, FlexiVan Leasing, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer, as IICL Treasurer.
Organized in 1971, the IICL is a trade association, representing lessors of maritime containers and intermodal chassis. Its member companies, Beacon Intermodal, CAI, Direct ChassisLink, FlexiVan, SeaCube Container, Textainer, TOUAX, TRAC Intermodal, and Triton International Limited, own or manage a significant portion of the global leased container and U.S. chassis fleets.
The IICL is active in technological, educational, safety, environmental, governmental, regulatory, and security issues. Complementing its widely accepted industry standards and best practices, the IICL offers its inspector certification examinations for containers and chassis in more than 5,000 locations around the world, supported by publications, tools and courses.
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