Claudio Bozzo, president and chief executive officer of Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc., has been selected as the 2013 "Person of the Year" by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association.
He will be presented with the award during the annual dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Jan. 23.
"Mr. Bozzo's leadership and dedication to the Port of New York and New Jersey has significantly impacted and will continue to benefit our region," said David Schlenger, president of the association.
Bozzo joined MSC in New York in 1994. Starting as a clerk in the intermodal department, he quickly worked his way up the ranks, gaining experience managing most of the major departments within the company. In 2005, he became president and oversees about 1,300 U.S.-based MSC employees.
He currently serves as president of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce. Since 2010, he sits as both the president of all the Italian chambers in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) area, as well as the vice president of the European American Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets and information about the award dinner are available from the association's office at (732) 741-1936 or by email