FESCO announced that Mike Evans, a 20-year veteran of the company, has been named the new president of FESCO Agencies North America, effective immediately. Aspi Rostami, who recently held the position of president, will stay on as an advisor.

Evans most recently worked as director, sales and marketing. In his new role, Evans is responsible for the overall direction of FESCO Agencies North America. He oversees management of the company’s liner, intermodal, logistics and container operations servicing the regions of North America and the Far East, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Korea, China, Australia, the Baltic region and the Black Sea.

As director, sales and marketing, Mr. Evans managed the commercial activity, as well as services operating between North America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and the Russian Far East.

Evans worked for Crowley Maritime Corporation for 10 years based in Seattle and was responsible for the sales and marketing of its operations from the United States and Canada. He also held the position of sales manager overseeing the sales and marketing of Crowley’s Alaska rail barge operation for oil and gas, automobile, heavy machinery and consumer goods shippers.

His experience with FESCO began in 1980 working for Morflot Freightliners, as an agent for FESCO, responsible for operations in the Far East and Southeast Asia and developing new accounts in the Pacific Northwest.

‘Mike Evans brings in-depth industry knowledge and experience to the position, especially as it relates to doing business to and from Russia and all phases of our business,’ said Aspi Rostami, FESCO Agencies North America’s advisor and former president. ‘He has been a valuable asset to our customers for the past 20 years and his history working with FESCO makes him the perfect candidate to carry the responsibility for FESCO Agencies North America.’

Evans has been a board member of the Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation since 2007.