Farrow U.S. Succession Plan - Joseph L. Trulik Jr. Named President of Farrow U.S.

September 5, 2017

Plymouth, Michigan – Joseph L. Trulik Jr. has been named President of Farrow U.S. effective immediately, replacing Thomas Kowalski who will be retiring in 2018. Joe joined Farrow U.S. in January 2017 after a distinguished career with FedEx Trade Networks.

Joe began his career in international transportation and customs brokerage in 1985 with CJ Tower & Sons. He became a Licensed Customs Broker in 1988 and is a Certified Customs Specialist. He has significant experience with customs procedures for every mode of transportation – land, air, sea, and rail. Prior to joining Farrow U.S., Joe was the Global Managing Director of Regulatory Compliance for FedEx Trade Networks. 

“I am pleased that Joe will be leading Farrow U.S. as it continues to grow as one of the leading customs brokers and forwarders in the U.S.” said Rick Farrow, CEO & Chairman, Farrow. “Joe brings an excellent combination of industry knowledge as well as technical and managerial skills to drive our growth. I also want to acknowledge and thank Tom Kowalski who has served as Farrow U.S. President since 2009”.

Farrow U.S. has grown significantly during Kowalski’s tenure, from a regional customs broker to a national customs broker and freight forwarder. He will be staying on as a senior adviser.

Joe has also served on various industry boards and committees with a number of broker and forwarding associations including the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, the Northern Border Customs Broker Association and the Detroit Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association.

Joe has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University. He will be based out of Farrow's Detroit Regional Centre.

For further information, please contact:

Walter Pizzolitto
Marketing Manager
519.252.7775 ext 590 (office)

About Farrow

Farrow is a customs broker and logistics provider with over 100 years of expertise in international trade. Owned and operated by the third generation of the Farrow family, the fourth generation is now involved on a day-to-day basis as well. With over 1,250 employees and 43 offices and warehouse locations, Farrow is among the largest private and family owned customs broker in North America.

In addition to providing customs brokerage services, Farrow also operates four divisions under the Farrow brand. These include Farrow Logistics (North American Logistics), Farrow Global Logistics (International Freight Forwarding and Global Supply Chain), Farrow Express (Expedited Deliveries), and Farrow Consulting (Import/Export and Trade Management Consulting).


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