Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

138 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENERGY, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING change their regulations from stamping and endorsing shipments over $50 to stamping and endorsing shipments over $500. Over time, the department canceled the requirement for a special customs invoice, which brought Mr. Maxwell joy. Likewise, he has received top secret clearance from the International Trade Organization in Washington, D.C.; improved the credibility and recognition of the American Association of Exporters and Importers; and arranged the first trade convention to Italy for the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce on their 100th anniversary. He has been honored by President Pertini of Italy and Prime Minister Chang of Taiwan for helping promote business relations. Mr. Maxwell earned the Silver Medal for Contributions to Trade Expansion from the People’s Republic of China in 1980 and was honored as a Commander in Order of Merit in recognition of the improvement of trade between Italy and the United States in 1985. Richard A. Maxwell commenced his career with ADG Export in 1966, introducing him to the import and export industry. A manager of international operations for the following 10 years, he was promoted to divisional vice president in 1976, vice president of international operations in 1980 and president in 1981, serving in that role for five years. During this time, Mr. Maxwell was also the executive vice president of marketing and executive vice president between 1981 and 1986 before ending his tenure with the company. A former independent consultant, Mr. Maxwell served several other corporations in executive roles, including Matol World Corporation, IGW Trust, Home Farms Technologies, Inc., Fire Block International and Zeroignition Canada, Inc. Most recently, he was chief logistics officer with Zeroignition Technologies from 2009 until his retirement in 2014. Among his myriad achievements, Mr. Maxwell is proudest of his contributions to the importation of goods with ADG Export. He notes that he helped the U.S. Department of Customs RICHARD A. MAXWELL CHIEF LOGISTICS OFFICER (RETIRED) Zeroignition Technologies Clearwater, FL