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Congratulations to JFK Board Member Brian C. Wills – now owner of Sobel Shipping

Congratulations to JFK Board Member Brian C. Wills – now owner of Sobel Shipping

We are pleased to reprint the press release announcing it, dated December 31st. Brian has long been involved in the Association and was previously at John F. Kilroy Co. Two things that are great about this announcement. First, Brian gets a chance with a company who has been a fixture in New York for many years. Second, it keeps one of those great names alive. Sam Zekser founded Sobel inĀ 1949 and the chance to keep the name and reputation alive and to see where Brian takes it under his stewardship will be exciting.


Sobel Shipping Co., Inc., a leading New York Customs brokerage firm announced the appointment of Brian C. Wills as President today. Wills will serve as President of Sobel Shipping Co., Inc., effective January 1, 2015. Sam Zekser will remain with the company to support a smooth transition.

In a prepared statement, Sam Zekser said, “This transaction is truly seamless, as Brian brings a lot of energy, a modern approach and a career’s worth of experience to the company. Mr. Wills provides the company with immediate opportunities to innovate and grow. I am very excited for Brian and the Sobel Shipping team.”

Brian C. Wills said, “I have always admired Sam Zekser and the folks at Sobel Shipping. I respect the way they run a business built on quality service that had been maintained for over 65 years. I’m very excited to be joining the team and look forward to working with Mr. Zekser and the clients of Sobel Shipping.”

Sobel Shipping Co., Inc. has been servicing the trade community since 1949 and is one of the few remaining downtown Customhouse Brokerage Firms.

Brian C. Wills is an experienced customs broker with over 18 years of experience. He is a board member of the JFK Airport Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association and the NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association. In addition to this, Mr. Wills also serves as a member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.

For more information about Sobel Shipping Co., Inc, please visit www.SobelShipping.com.

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