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.
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.
Michael Johnsen. Vice President, Arpin International Group – Asia Pacific Region.
Michael has over a decade of successful sales and management experience in the household goods moving and storage industry. As Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, his proven track record of success and leadership will help continue to grow Arpin’s presence in China as well as corporate business development and growth strategies for the region. He will also continue to be responsible for the overall performance of Arpin China, working closely with the outstanding Arpin China team to deliver world-class services to multi-national corporations and their transferees.
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.
A former U.S. Marine, Michael is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and holds an MBA from ESCP Europe in Paris.
Berlina Sim. Director of Arpin International Group – Singapore and Hong Kong, China.
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.
Sebastian Sommer. Managing Director of Arpin International Group – Germany.
Sebastian has more than 19 years of experience in the moving industry and is responsible for managing all activities for Arpin Germany’s area in the EMEA. Prior to joining Arpin, he served in a number of roles with Crown Worldwide, most recently as a country manager. In his previous role, he was responsible for the management of the German entity which includes project and change management as well as maintaining internal and external certifications and audits.
Sebastian earned a bachelor’s of transport management and operations degree from Worldtrade Academy in Frankfurt, Germany. He resides in Wiesbaden, Germany.
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.
Dee was recruited by Arpin International 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, his 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 in 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 and 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 as the company continues to expand internationally. Since its founding, the UK Service Center has experienced tremendous growth from having achieved $500,000 in revenues in 2003 to nearly $17 million in revenues in 2016.
Phil has Diplomas in Finance of International Trade, Law of Carriage, Elements of Commercial law, Commerce in International Trade and Marine Insurance.
Lauren Inglis. Regional Director, Middle East & India.
Lauren has 13 years’ experience in the global shipping and moving industry. She began her career in the transportation industry at a shipping line where she was involved in roles managing international freight forwarding for corporate accounts. She worked in the import and export departments and had direct dealings with commercial cargo and break bulk shippers in South Africa.
Lauren has been based in the United Arab Emirates, residing in Dubai, for the last five years and her experience in relocation extends to move management for import, export, and third-country relocations, operational management and liaison with shipping lines, freight brokers, and account management for international corporate accounts in the Middle Ease. She is particularly well-versed with the customs regulations and document requirements and procedures pertaining to all countries in the Middle East and Gulf Region, namely: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, and Egypt. In addition, Lauren also oversees Arpin’s Customer Service Center in Kerala, India.