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John Thomas Wilder
1401 West Paces Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404)467-4541

To obtain a rewarding position in intermodal transportation that will utilize my knowledge and expertise in order to maintain my professional growth while contributing to the overall success of my company.


  • Extensive management experience in Latin American marine operations
  • Semi-fluency in Spanish, German, and Chinese languages
  • Broad knowledge of software/hardware including PC support, assembly, and troubleshooting as well as DOS, Windows 95/NT, OS2 Warp, UNIX, HTML
  • Experience with SQL reports, database management, and EDI

    Sr. Export Coordinator, Sumitrans January- April, 2000 Atlanta, GA
  • Served as senior export coordinator for NVOCC and freight forwarder by arranging, managing, and monitoring all intermodal transport of a wide range of hazardous/ non-hazardous and dry/frozen commodities via truck, rail or vessel from U.S. inland points to Far East and Europe.
  • Handled all documentation related to movement of cargo including Bills of Lading, Letters of Credit, Shipper’s Export Declarations, and various export certificates, permits or licenses.
  • Responsible for drafting of payment vouchers, and defraying of all invoices associated with movement of cargo under my accounts.
  • Created sales and purchase memos which were submitted for approval to Tokyo headquarters after cargo reached destination.
  • Required to serve as customer service representative for all my individual accounts in order to give the highest quality of customer care.

    Export Coordinator, Gold Kist May- Present, 1999 Atlanta, GA
  • Coordinated with internal company traders to determine optimal export markets, most efficient modes of transport, and product availability at cold storages from all twelve poultry processing plants.
  • Responsible for planning, arranging, managing at every stage all truck, vessel, and rail traffic of product from freezers to international destination.
  • Invoiced all transport expenditures to accounting and worked jointly with finance to determine export scheduling based on opening of Letters of Credit and other terms of sale.
  • Instructed and assisted freight forwarder in processing ocean Bills of Lading.
  • Responsible for maintaining positive relations with truck and ocean carriers in order to facilitate movement of product, reduce land ocean tariffs, and maintain reefer availability.

    Port Superintendent, APL 1997-1999 Atlanta, GA
  • Managed entire port operations and vessel services as well as cargo movement associated with five water ports in five countries in Latin America
  • Supervised, evaluated, and graded Latin American agents to ensure Key Processing Indicators were being performed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Coordinated with agents all water imports/exports including manifesting of all documentation to customs, port authority, and other pertinent local authorities.
  • Monitored and regulated yard inventories including verification of cargo delivery and the tracking of damaged and/or delinquent boxes and chassis.
  • Ran , analyzed, and tested mainframe reports to ensure EDI was operating properly for Latin America, and reported technical problems to programmers.
  • Collaborated with Logistics to create supply chain models using PRS/CALS
  • Created and ran SQL reports from mainframe database using Monarch/ETC/AVS
  • Created and maintained vessel log matrix on the NT server from which all logistical, operational, and financial projections were made.
  • Used Walker accounting software to accrue, approve, and report all actual costs

    Assistant Manager, Electronics Boutique 1994-1997 Tallahassee, FL
  • Performed point-of-sale transactions, completed daily inventory reports, created daily financial reports, and deposited total revenues at end of business day
  • Assisted store patrons with all software and hardware inquiries or problems
  • Trained all new employees and created weekly work schedules for staff

    Administrative Assistant, Valencia College 1991- 1993 Orlando, FL
  • Served as administrative assistant in typing official correspondence on behalf of the Director including extensive use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Organized and planned all on-campus events, activities and campaigns for the Director of Student Resources including hosting visiting professors and speakers
  • Given responsibility for all on-campus news, publications and advertisements via newsletters, posters, kiosks, and marquis

    BA History and Classics
    Florida State University
    Class of 1997