Two promoted at Meyer Group
Meyer Group of Companies has promoted Kim Winter Bean to the new position of vice-president shore excursions and George Butterfield to the new position of vice-president freight.
The company, which is involved in shipping, freight, shore excursions, property development, technology services and forensic accounting, said the promotions reflect its renewed focus on strengthening operations.
and the key roles played by Kim Winter Bean and George Butterfield. Meyer Group of Companies is a diverse business involved in shipping, freight, shore excursions, property development, technology services and forensic accounting.
Cheryl Hayward-Chew, president and CEO of Meyer Group of Companies, said: “The creation of the vice-president shore excursions and vice-president freight positions is an important step forward in the development of the Meyer Group.
“The vice-president appointments formally recognise how Kim Winter Bean and George Butterfield’s skills, passion and loyalty benefit the Meyer Group, above and beyond the operational expertise and leadership they bring to their respective divisions.”
Ms Winter Bean began her career with the Meyer Group over 30 years ago, learning the shore excursion business from the ground up. Today she leads the shore excursion agency Meyer Tours Ltd, which sources and packages local tour experiences for cruise passengers looking to take in all Bermuda has to offer.
She said: “It is a dynamic and ever changing environment balancing the cruise lines’ requirements and the guests’ expectations. It is never the same day twice.
“I look forward to using my creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to strengthen the Meyer Group of Companies.”
Mr Butterfield brings 30 years shipping and customs experience, over half of which has been with the Meyer Group. He leads Meyer Freight Ltd, agents for two of Bermuda’s regular cargo carriers — Bermuda International Shipping Ltd and Somers Isles Shipping Ltd — and agents for Mediterranean Shipping Company.
He said: “It’s an honour, yet I am humbled by the opportunity that the company has afforded me. Throughout my career, I’ve been blessed to have had supportive mentors who have challenged and inspired me to get to this point.
“My focus in Meyer Freight is for our team to provide fast, reliable and personal service. I am confident my customer service and relationship-building skills will support the growth of Meyer Group as it continues to be a leading local company.”
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