As the U.S. celebrates Women’s History
Month in March and the world celebrates International Women’s Day
March 8, Jennifer Frigger Latham, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
at EMO Trans based in Long Island, New York is amongst the outstanding
emerging women in global transportation.
Jenni, as she is known to friends &
family and just about everyone else, just had returned from the important
Airforwarders Association (AfA) AirCargo Conference in Las Vegas where
she moved up her workload and duties for that 250-member organization
accepting the post as AfA Vice President.
Jenni noted that the 2019 AfA event set
record attendance, as the global transportation industry’s preoccupation
with uncertainty in markets comes into sharper focus.
“The hope is for greater political
and economic stability, but increasingly the actions at AfA gatherings,
whether in Washington or at our outreach events, (one scheduled in LAX
later this month and one at JFK later this year), and of course our annual
AirCargo event, empower our membership and everyone in the industry to
better understand and to deal with the entire menu of transportation challenges.
EMO Hits The Road In 2019
“At EMO Trans, in addition to our
AfA commitment that continues all year round, we are sending a team to
the Cargo Network Services (CNS) Conference in Miami in May.
EMO Trans will also participate in Transport
Logistic in Munich in June – where the sheer square footage and
range of industry players is amazing.
“As we had at the last Transport Logistic
event, we will have a booth and bring in an international group including
our procurement teams.
“The economics of these events may
be costly, but there is great value in sitting down with vendors and exchanging
ideas among our industry partners. This is especially true because logistics
touches every facet of the supply chain, and we are uniquely positioned
to feel the ripples of challenges in the global economy. Finding solutions
allows us to better serve our customers.
The Year That Was
“As EMO Trans wraps up our global
results for 2018, we see that it’s been another great year of solid
growth for the entire organization.
“This result enables us to continue
to make careful, wise investments in expansion and to gauge what the market
and our customers need.
Recipe For Global Success
Established in 1965 in Stuttgart, Germany,
EMO Trans has been on a path of continued expansion and success for over
Currently with 87 offices in 19 countries
and 250+ network locations in 120 countries, EMO fields a solid and flexible
infrastructure tasked to deliver exceptional logistics services to customers
large and small.
“We are a multi-national privately
owned company, Joachim Frigger, EMO Chairman and guiding spirit (pictured
here with Jenni) declares.
“We are deeply invested in understanding
and internalizing the needs and goals of our customers.
“Our goal is to forge partnerships,
ensuring that we are able to facilitate the most efficient, effective
supply chain solutions possible,” Mr. Frigger said.
Jenni navigates life and business successfully,
with two children and husband Paul, who is also part of the EMO Trans
Jenni was involved in the freight forwarding
business from an early age, when she accompanied her father to the office
during summer vacation.
She also worked in Germany in freight forwarding
and has been in the business for over 20 years, during which time she
completed her studies at the New School in New York with an M.A. degree.
Prior to her present position, Jenni worked
in Freeport, JFK, and San Francisco, and was Branch Manager of EMO in
Philadelphia. At that time she also served on the board of directors of
the traffic and transportation club in Philadelphia.
& Deliver Data
At EMO, investment in IT has been a major
Jenni says, “We always have to be
aware of the changing environment in our industry, be proactive and pragmatic
in our response to those changes.
“Innovation continues to be the lifeblood
of strong economies, and while trends in the structures of supply chains
are always evolving, social and cultural shifts are also impacting the
expectations of those establishing supply chains.
“EMO Trans feels that investing in
robust ways to manage and deliver data and visibility, will not only place
our offering at the forefront of transportation, but also will be a driver
as we develop new technologies to enhance the human experience, by meeting
and exceeding our customers’ goals and expectations.
On The Road Face To Face
“Going face to face is at the core
of our mission to fulfill customer needs.
“In the interest of this strategy,
we always have a number of visits by individuals planned globally, as
well as group meetings in the U.S. and overseas.
“EMO team members at many levels routinely
take the time to visit partners and customers to gain new business and
solidify existing relationships.
“We hope that while away from their
families, they enjoy the thrill of seeing new places and realize that
we appreciate the sacrifice.”
“We recently conducted a board meeting
“Not only did we decide on new expansion,
but also on our continuing path of succession planning.
My brother, Sven Frigger, has been promoted
to Vice President – Compliance.
and his team have made a big impact on our compliance and ethics procedures.
“Sven will continue to be instrumental
in keeping the business ethics and regulations, as well as the culture
of EMO Trans on the forefront of our organization and will expand his
responsibilities to our global network.
“Tom Bayes (left) has been promoted
to Vice President – Business Development Asia.
“With his long time commitment and
hard work living in, and then frequently traveling to Asia, he has created
close ties to the partners and employees who make our Asia operations
“Tom continues to foster collaborations
that will bring us and our Asia operations into the future!
“I am excited about the work we will
do together, in fact Sven, Tom and I will travel as a team to the Far
East in April,” Jenni says.