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July 06, 2014

Welcome New Members of the Board

The elections to the Board of Directors of BACC-SE happened on June 23, 2014 and we are delighted to announce the new members who will occupy the 3 vacant seats for the 2014-2016 term:  Timothy S. Perry (Buttler & Snow); Miguel Southwell (Hartsfield International Airport) and Bob Tramontino (NCR). 
See below the new members profile and their planning to contribute to BACC-SE.


Timothy S. Perry - Buttler & Snow


Bio: 
Internationally, Tim Perry concentrates his practice on acquisitions, joint ventures, and international business transactions. Mr. Perry has advised U.S. businesses on critical legal matters in over 60 countries and has led transactions in well over a dozen countries (such as China, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Germany, Japan, Chile, etc.).
Mr. Perry leads the Emerging Markets practice and is Head of the China Team. He is currently counsel in nearly a dozen joint ventures underway in China. These joint ventures range from healthcare to manufacturing to agri-business. In addition Mr. Perry has represented (i) UPS in the global rollout of many of its technology products, (ii) Nokia in its acquisition of the remaining 49% of its manufacturing facilities in Brazil, once named by Latin Trade as one the 20 largest transactions in Brazil, (iii) Imerys in the formation and restructuring of a major joint venture for extraction of kaolin in the Amazon region, and (iv) CHC Chinaco in the first Sino-American equity joint venture in China to construct a for profit hospital among other transactions.
Mr. Perry draws on his 30+ years of general business legal experience to advise businesses on general corporate legal matters, transactions and finance, all on a cost effective basis. Mr. Perry has represented companies in industries as diverse as healthcare services, food products, transportation equipment, home appliances, pulp and paper, metals recycling, theme restaurants, convenience stores, specialty chemicals, timber products, beverages, and other industrial, service, and retail businesses.
 
Why I am a good choice for the position: I want to be a member of the Board in order to continue and expand our mutual efforts to increase business relationships between Brazil and the Southeast.  During my tenure as Honorary Consul of Brazil in Atlanta I found that mission to be an exciting one and one in which the Chamber plays a very important role.  I hope to support the Chamber in these efforts."

Miguel Southwell - Hartsfield International Airport



Bio: Miguel Southwell was named aviation general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in May 2014.  Miguel has more than two decades of aviation management experience. Miguel is the former deputy director of business for Miami International Airport and four Miami-Dade County general aviation airports where he was responsible for generating more than $700 million in annual revenue from a wide variety of airport businesses. Miguel chairs the Airports Council International (ACI) Fund Council that provides training to airport professionals in developing countries. Miguel also served six years on the ACI World Governing Board and is the immediate past president of its Latin America and Caribbean Region.
 

Why I am a good choice for the position: I’m excited about the many new opportunities we have for growing the partnership between metro Atlanta and Brazil. The Atlanta region and Brazil’s relationship still has plenty of room to grow, and Hartsfield-Jackson and our airline partners can play a major role in strengthening that relationship. I had the honor of participating in Mayor Reed’s recent trade mission to Brazil and after a week of productive meetings and multiple presentations, I was pleased to see that our Brazilian counterparts are keenly interested in deepening our relationship and expanding business and cultural opportunities. I look forward to doing all I can to help the City of Atlanta, our greater metropolitan region and our friends in Brazil execute and capitalize on those opportunities.

Bob Tramontino - NCR


Bio: Bob Tramontano is the Chief of Staff for NCR’s Services, Hardware solutions and Enterprise Quality.  This 14,000 person team is responsible for conceiving, developing, manufacturing and servicing NCR’s products in over 100 countries.  Drawing on 25+ years in the industry, Bob has held diverse positions in sales, services, product management, engineering and marketing (Retail, Financial, Travel, Healthcare and Entertainment Industries), including Vice President of  Sales and Professional Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa.  He lived in Europe for 8 years and spends extensive time with customer’s around the world to develop solutions that address their current and future business needs.

Why I am a good choice for the position: NCR has been in Brazil for 75 years.  Bob is a keen advocate of Brazil and was responsible for creating and implementing the business plan to improve NCR’s presence in the Brazil.  As a result, NCR built a factory in Manus, invested in innovation engineers in Manaus and Sao Paulo and strengthened their go to market capability. This capability has enabled NCR to better understand our Brazilian customer’s needs and create solutions that help customers grow revenue, improve customer satisfaction and lower expenses.

 




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