Brenntag, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, is proud to announce that Brian Bumpass, Director of Logistics & Transportation for Brenntag North America was elected as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) National Shipper Advisory Committee’s Chair at the inaugural meeting on October 27.
"I am very thankful to the members of the committee for the trust they have placed in me. It is a great honor, and I am looking forward to the tasks we will tackle together in the coming years. We have an exciting and challenging road ahead of us, and I am excited to represent Brenntag's interests and propose recommendations beneficial to the chemical distribution industry within the United States,” stated Brian.
FMC is the federal agency independently responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system by ensuring fair and effective ocean transportation services while contributing to the integrity and security of the U.S. supply chain and transportation system. In September, Brian was nominated to the FMC National Shipper Advisory Committee, which was created by Congress earlier this year as part of legislation.
“We are very proud of Brian and this great achievement. His appointment to this committee and his elevation to its chairmanship is recognition of his deep expertise in international logistics, and Brenntag’s industry-leading position in chemical supply chain management,” said Jeff Rudy, Vice President of Supply Chain for Brenntag Americas.
Committee members are appointed to 3-year terms and comprises of twenty-four members representing all major industry verticals. Twelve of the members come from companies that primarily import, while the other twelve focus on exports. The committee’s purpose is to advise FMC on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.