Livingston International Announces New Leader

Position will serve to broaden exposure of Livingston’s end-to-end global trade management solutions


Toronto, ON, October 26, 2016 – Livingston International Inc. announced today that John Clancey, chairman of the board, will take over leadership of the company in the role of Executive Chairman.

Mr. Clancey brings to the role a wealth of experience in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries, including 22 years as a chief executive and 16 years serving on the boards of public companies. He has been the Chairman of the Board at Livingston International since 2010 and served as chairman of Maersk Inc. from 1999 to 2010. He has also served as founder and principal of Hospitality Logistics International, a key services provider to the hotel industry.

Mr. Clancey will be taking on this additional role with the departure of chief executive officer, Steven Preston, who has chosen to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Preston held the role since 2013 and led the company through a reorganization aligned to service offerings, the establishment of a new executive leadership team, the implementation of a client-focused strategy, and through a corporate expansion via new acquisitions and growth into new countries.

“I am eager to get started in the role and work with not only an incredible executive team, but also thousands of hard-working colleagues who are the backbone of our organization and who are so critical to our ability to deliver on our promise of putting the customer first,” said Mr. Clancey. “We are one big team with a universal goal of ensuring client excellence, and I look forward to working with my colleagues at all levels of the organization.”

Under Mr. Clancey’s extended leadership, Livingston International will continue its customer-first focus by driving innovation that optimizes its customers’ user experience and streamlines their supply-chain processes. He will also take a hands-on approach to identifying opportunities for operational excellence by engaging directly with associates and ensuring they are equipped with the tools they need to respond to customer needs.

The executive leadership team will work closely with Mr. Clancey to continue to drive optimal performance throughout the organization and identify new opportunities for business development.
Mr. Clancey’s term as Executive Chair begins effective immediately.

About Livingston International
Livingston International focuses on customs brokerage and trade compliance, offering international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding. It provides clarity in a world of trade complexity, so business can grow further, faster and smarter. Livingston employs over 3,100 staff at 100 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia. Visit us at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Dan Ovsey
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Livingston International
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