Peter Arpin. Executive Vice President.
Peter Arpin is the fourth generation of Arpin family members to run the company first established in 1900 by his Great Grandparents. He assumed his current responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Arpin International Group in 1989, and also runs its Alaskan division. Peter also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit is evidenced by his latest business venture. In 2008, he became President of two new Arpin Group companies, Arpin Renewable Energy and ReNewable Now. Arpin Renewable Energy is responsible for all internal environmental auditing across all Arpin Group companies. Peter currently leads a central group of people working on low-carbon growth Research and Development initiatives. ReNewable Now’s mission is to educate, promote, and report on the positive growth that results when moving towards a more sustainable future, both economically and socially.
Bob Sullivan. Sr. Vice President Corporate Accounts.
Bob has over 25 years experience in the moving and storage industry, including multiple domestic and overseas assignments. Since joining Arpin in 1998, his primary responsibilities focus on corporate business development, client relations, and implementing the overall corporate client growth strategies of Arpin Group, Inc. Bob founded and established Arpin’s overseas offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China. In addition, he oversaw the acquisitions of two new companies in Germany and China, which now serve as Arpin’s operational platforms in those locations. He is a member of the Arpin Group Management Committee and represents Arpin at most foreign and domestic transportation-related organizations such as FIDI, LACMA, IAM, etc. Bob received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Providence College and his Master of Business Administration from the F.W. Olin School of Management at Babson College.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Rare Disease United Foundation (www.rarediseasunited.org) and is actively involved in The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain (www.TCAPP.org).
Mark Greene. Sr. Vice President GSA Services.
Mark began his career at Arpin working as a college Intern. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant College, he joined Arpin on a full-time basis. During his tenure, he has held positions as Alaska Relocation Coordinator, GSA (General Services Administration) Manager, and Vice President GSA International, leading him to his current position as Senior Vice President GSA Services. In this capacity, Mark is responsible for overseeing Arpin Group’s domestic and international GSA relationship and services. During the time Mark has been managing the GSA business segment, Arpin has maintained exceptional Customer Satisfaction Index scores.
Berlina Sim. Director of Arpin International Group – Asia.
Berlina Sim has worked in the household goods moving and storage industry for almost 20 years. She began her career as a Sales and Marketing Executive at KC Dat, a freight company that later diversified into relocation services. She then worked for Asian Relocation Management and Pricoa, also in Sales and Marketing Executive roles, before joining Interdean.Interconex as Assistant Director Regional Sales for the Asia Pacific region in 2003.
Berlina joined Arpin International Group in December 2006 and continues to be based in Singapore. She is responsible for the overall management of Arpin’s Singapore and Hong Kong Service Centers.. Berlina’s strengths lie in her proven leadership abilities, comprehensive knowledge of the APAC region, client account management, and operational management capabilities.
Hans Oelze. Director of Arpin International Group – Germany.
Hans Oelze is a seasoned relocation professional having worked in household goods and shipping-related industries for the past 50 years. He began his career working at freight forwarders Kuhne & Nagel and Karl Geuther in Bremen, Germany.
In 1969, Hans joined Dean Van Line, and subsequently went to work for Interdean/Interconex until 2004. During his tenure, his international assignments included working at the company’s subsidiaries in Brussels, Belgium; Napels, Italy; and, Hannover, Munich, and Frankfurt, Germany.
Among his outside activities, Hans enjoys collecting fine Bordeaux wines and traveling. In addition, he is an accomplished musician playing the piano, guitar, and tenor banjo.
Dee Hulse. Director of Arpin International Group – Ireland.
Dee Hulse has over 30 years experience in the international freight forwarding business. She began her career in 1972, working for Stuttaford Van Lines, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. During her tenure with Stuttaford, she worked in many facets of the industry including sales, operations, import and export, as well as domestic moving.
During the late seventies, Dee went to work in the same capacity for Frasers International and later when the General Manager of Fraser opened up his own relocation company, Elliott International, Dee was recruited into that organization. The company rose to become one of the foremost recognized relocation companies in South Africa.
Following a short time at home when her daughter Merran arrived, Dee returned to the industry to work once more for Frasers International, then part of the Laser Group. Frasers had lost its identity during the merger and Dee was instrumental in re-establishing the brand in the South African marketplace. Prior to her immigrating to Ireland, the company had won many large corporate accounts.
Dee was recruited by Arpin Group in 2009 to head its first Strategic Service Center in Ireland. Under her direction, the company has grown and continues to increase its market share exponentially.
Philip Hamill. Director of Arpin International Group – United Kingdom.
Philip Hamill is a relocation professional who has been involved in international transportation since 1977. For the last 20 years, Philip’s focus has been in the international household goods moving and storage industry. In 1992, Phil joined Interconex Europe Ltd. as Marketing Manager. After only two years with the company, he was asked to take over the company’s start-up operation in Singapore. This afforded Phil the opportunity to combine his sales acumen with his in-depth operational knowledge and experience an international relocation. Due to the success of Interconex’s Singapore operation, Phil relocated to Hong Kong in 1997 where he managed all of Interconex’s operations in Asia.
Phil’s success in Hong Kong led to him returning to Interconex’s European headquarters in London in 1999 as Managing Director. Following Interdean’s and Interconex’s merger in 2001, Phil relocated to New York to take over the responsibilities of Sales & Marketing for the U.S.A. and Asia.
In 2003, Phil relocated back to London to join Arpin and become one of the founding members of Arpin International Group, U.K. This was Arpin’s first Strategic Service Center located outside of the U.S. and it has been a model for other Strategic Service Centers outside of the U.S. Since its founding, the UK Service Center has experienced tremendous growth from having achieved $500,000 in revenues in 2003 to nearly $12 million in revenues in 2013.
Phil has Diplomas in Finance of International Trade, Law of Carriage, Elements of Commercial law, Commerce in International Trade and Marine Insurance.
Michael Johnsen. Country Manager - China
Michael has over a decade of successful sales and management experience in the household goods moving and storage industry. As Country Manager, his proven track record of success and leadership will help continue to grow Arpin’s presence in China.
Previously, Michael was a co-founder and vice president of business development at Dash Brands, a China-based multi-brand, food and beverage retail company, and a business development director at Interdean.Interconex, where he helped set up the company’s office in Beijing in 1997.