Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 97-year-old logistics provider, promotes George Galestro to Branch Manager of its New York office.

Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 97-year-old logistics leader, recently announced the promotion of George Galestro from import manager to branch manager of its Rosedale, New York office.

Galestro, a licensed Customs broker with 33 years of industry experience, previously served as vice president of Priority Airfreight Ltd., and has held managerial positions with Daher Golden Eagle and FW Myers & Company. He brings a thorough knowledge of customs regulations as well as expertise in accounting and budgetary reports, developing relationships with currentand prospective clients, and staff management. During his 14-year tenure as import manager for Shapiro’s New York office, Galestro was responsible for staff
supervision, all Customs brokerage activities, coordinating routed cargo, and securing quotes for new business.

In this new position, Galestro’s main objective will be to aggressively grow the branch’s business and presence while maintaining outstanding levels of customer service. “The New York ports have always lived up to their fast- paced and high volume reputation,” says Galestro. “I’m looking forward to leading the New York office of Samuel Shapiro & Company to a new chapter of growth. I attribute our success to the wonderful group of logistics professionals who encourage me daily with their hard work and dedication to our customers.”

“George has been with Shapiro for 14 years and served very proudly as our import manager,” says Marina Tasiopoulos, regional manager for Samuel Shapiro & Company. “Overseeing the branch over the past 4 years, George has been the rock that held it all together, with team work, dedication, and the thirst to make this branch grow. We are excited for George to start this new chapter in his career.”