Agency Sector Management Names New General Manager and Elects Two Directors

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of software solutions for the freight industry, has promoted John Argent to General Manager (Designate) and elected two new directors at its recent AGM.

London, United Kingdom, October 25, 2007 --( John, who joined ASM in 1999 after positions with Brantford International and Rical Express, takes over from Sharon Greer, who is returning to Belfast with her family at the end of December.

Since July 2003, John has managed ASM’s Helpdesk and overseen the significant development of customer support services to over 8000 concurrent users of ASM software, confirming the department’s position as unrivalled in the marketplace.

Comments Peter MacSwiney, Chairman of ASM: “After almost 15 years service, more than seven as General Manager, we will be very sad to see Sharon depart. She has been an excellent ambassador for ASM, developing many positive relationships for the company in our dual role as a representative body and provider of software solutions.

“John will become General Manager at a time of great excitement for ASM and its marketplace. The European freight and logistics industry is on the brink of massive upheaval. The multiple revisions being introduced as part of the EU Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) represent change of unprecedented proportion. The impact on companies’ computer software requirements is significant.

“Furthermore, John’s specific skills and experience ideally equip him to manage ASM’s role as the primary business partner to all freight forwarders. Development has already started on our recently announced Project Sequoia, which will provide the company’s next generation of flagship software and further consolidate our position as the leading provider of solutions that facilitate the processing of import and export transactions.

“In addition to continuing the development of ASMs sales and customer service operation, John’s focus will ensure that the initial release of the new software takes place in the third quarter of 2009.”

The two new directors elected at the recent AGM are John Binstead, Managing Director of Frontier Forwarding Services and Adrian Creagh, Managing Director of ATC Air Express Ltd, both of whom have many years experience in the freight industry and whose companies are long-standing users of ASM products.


About Agency Sector Management
Founded in 1986, Agency Sector Management is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and owned by its users.

ASM is the foremost provider of software to the UK freight forwarding industry. It supplies solutions to over half of the leading IATA freight forwarders in the UK. Its flagship GeMS product provides mission critical business functionality at over 700 locations throughout the country, supporting over 8000 users. It is widely used for both import and export processing and documentation, in the ocean and air communities
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