Board of Directors
Bill Villalon is the President for APL Logistics. Mr. Villalon is responsible for the commercial, financial and operational activities of APL Logistics globally. He is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the global transportation and logistics industry and has been with APL Logistics since 1984.
Prior to this role, he served as the global leader for APL Logistics' Automotive vertical, and the regional leader for the Company's North America region. He had also previously served in various senior-level positions, including Vice President, Land Transport Services; President, Americas Region; Vice President of the former APL Stacktrain Services group; and Vice President, Southeast Asia for APL Liner.
Mr. Villalon holds an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
As Executive Vice President, Masaru Yamamori plays a valuable role in coordinating the necessary efforts between VASCOR, our customers and our joint venture partner, Fujitrans Corporation.
Yamamori-san was assigned to support VASCOR in 2015 from his role as Business Logistics Expert at Fujitrans Corporation, where he joined in 1993 and was responsible for business development activities with regard to the international 3PL business, analyzing the logistics needs of client commodities in regard to ocean freight and warehousing.
Yamamori-san earned his Japanese Commerce Degree from Aichi Gakuin University.
Umesh was appointed Chief Operating Officer upon the company's incorporation in 2012. Mr. Bhanot began his career in the Indian Railway Traffic Service. He worked with CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) for five years before joining Adani Logistics in 2005. He has extensive experience in the field of CBU transportation, terminals and container transportation.
Mr. Bhanot also holds an MBA from the faculty of management studies Delhi University and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.