Karl Francisco

Karl started his career at Expeditors in 1984 when he was hired as a runner in the Los Angeles office. In 1992, he became the Los Angeles Import Manager and in 1994 was promoted to District Manager due to his great attitude, strong work ethic, and management skills. After five years as District Manager, Karl was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Southwest Region where he was instrumental in growing all of the offices in the Southwest region. His unique skills and management style enabled him to effectively mentor each of the District Managers reporting to him. Karl was promoted to Senior Vice President, North America in 2014. In this role, he successfully oversaw the Western United States and the Southern Border region, one of the largest regions of the company, with a continued emphasis on developing and mentoring those on his team. In May 2017, Karl was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Ocean. In 2024, Karl was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Air. His thirty plus years of logistics experience, expert management skills, geographical expertise and positive attitude all contribute to his visionary leadership of the Global Air team.
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