Roy G. Coburn
President, North American Brokerage Services
In May 2016, Roy G. Coburn was appointed President, North American Brokerage Services as part of a reorganization of Livingston along service lines. Roy takes on this important role with 30 years of industry experience, having led both Livingston’s Canadian and U.S. businesses.
In May 2014, Roy Coburn returned to Canada and took over as President, Livingston Canada, responsible for Canadian brokerage operations, trade consulting, international freight forwarding, business process services and vehicle transportation services. In late 2011, Roy was promoted to lead Livingston’s U.S. businesses as President, U.S.A., based in Chicago. He had tremendous success in this role, growing the U.S. operation, where he was responsible for the U.S. sales group as well as the customs brokerage, trade consulting, global trade management, and international freight forwarding businesses.
Promoted to senior vice president, sales and marketing, in 2010, with a deliberate focus on target markets in the United States, Roy was charged with driving the company’s strategic growth initiatives. From 2007 to 2010, he headed up Livingston’s trade consulting, event logistics, managed services, international freight forwarding, vehicle transportation and technology services businesses, as senior vice president, specialized services. As vice president, business integration, from 2006 to late 2007, Roy successfully led Livingston’s integration efforts following the acquisition of a major competitor. Prior to that time, he was vice president and general manager of Livingston Consulting, reorganizing the international trade consulting operation to significantly improve profitability.
Roy is a keen advocate of the importance of fostering strong relationships with clients and business partners. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s B.A. (honours) program.