CRANFORD, N.J., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The announcement of Troy Wiley as new Branch Manager for Somerset Marine Lines (SML) puts the domestic and international freight forwarding company in a strategic position to diversify its offering. Wiley brings deep relationships in importing to SML, which already has a strong exporting business thanks to senior team member Abed Medawar. This, when combined with the project cargo expertise of Bill Carroll, who joined in 2015, will position SML to rapidly grow through new channels.
"In the past year SML has doubled its revenue and margins," said Wiley. "I look forward to continuing that growth with expanded services in exporting, importing, and project cargo." Wiley brings 25 years of logistics experience, previously serving as Regional Sales Manager at CMA-CGM Logistics, and has managed offices similar in size to SML's throughout his career. This experience and his talents in operations and sales secured him as the right executive for SML. "We are excited to have Troy Wiley as one of our newest leaders," said Thomas Gilgen, the International Division President of Magnate Worldwide, which acquired SML last year. "He's a commercially minded executive who will help us organize the branch and reach our growth goals." "In terms of our growth, 2017 is going to be a spectacular year," said Wiley. "I consider myself fortunate to join such a respected company that prides itself on quality service. I'm excited to work with the team to develop their already extensive service suite."