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Christopher J. Connor

President, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Christopher J. Connor is President of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas, LLC and CEO of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, Inc, based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. In these roles Mr. Connor oversees all of Wallenius Wilhelmsen's deep sea Ocean transportation, marine terminal, stevedoring, vehicle processing, and distribution management activities in North, South, and Central America.

Previously, Mr. Connor served as the carrier’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Ocean Services, based at Wallenius Wilhelmsen's corporate headquarters in Oslo, Norway, Mr. Connor oversaw the global organization’s ocean transportation, terminal management, and stevedoring activities, which includes Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.

Before re-locating to Oslo, Mr. Connor was the Executive Vice President of Commercial and Deputy Head for Wallenius Wilhelmsen in Region Americas.

Mr. Connor is a graduate of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and has over twenty four years of experience in the logistics industry. His professional background includes executive management positions with Crowley Maritime and U.S. Lines.

He is married and has three children.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is a global specialist in ocean, inland and supply chain solutions, operating over 60 modern vessels and 600 vehicle transporters. The carrier has close to 3,000 employees across five continents.

WWL Vehicle Services, Inc. provides vehicle processing and logistics services to the automotive industry. Together with its Canadian subsidiaries WWL Vehicle Services Canada, Ltd. and WWL Vehicle Services (Mexico) S. de R.L. de C.V., over 1.6 million vehicles are handles annually, and employ 1,200 employees.

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