Gunther P. Keitel

25 Abraham Road • Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889 • (908) 310-7001 •

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Executive Management
Strategic Planning • Service Marketing and Management • Global Operations

Accomplished Executive with international maritime experience in logistics, P/L oversight, strategic planning, and marketing. Results oriented, decisive leader with proven success excelling existing services while identifying new markets and strategic positioning for multi-million dollar ocean transportation companies. Track record of increasing sales with new service/income opportunities, maintaining consistent profitability despite market fluctuations, and spearheading operational improvements to surpass the competition while reducing costs.

Core Competencies

• Visionary Leadership• Tactical Market Planning• Organizational Motivation
• Global Strategic Alliances• Budget/Sales Forecasting• Key Partnership Development
• High Stakes Negotiations• Overseas Management• Multi-Lingual

Professional Experience

Keitel Associates, LLC. (International Business Specialist)
Managing Member January 2010 - Present

Independent contractor with extensive leadership experience in the international business community, offering to provide assistance, guidance and motivation to individuals and organizations seeking to improve overall profitability, market share, cost control, and innovative solutions to problem solving, strategic partnership development and alliances in the field of international trade. Multi-national experience in management, contract negotiations, and building trust and cooperation.

Great American Lines, Inc. ( International Transportation Company )
Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) May 1981 - December 2009

Reefer Express Lines Pty., Ltd. (Specialized International Operating Company)
Vice President (Dual employment with Great American Line) May 1981 - December 2000

Previous employment


New York University, New York, NY
MBA, Marketing

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
BS, Marine Transportation


Military - Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve, retired; former Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Units.
Languages - Conversational German and Spanish.

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