Charlotte, NC, USA – March 6, 2019 – Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced its 19th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry this month. Integration Point, now part of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Global Trade, is pleased to announce that three of our team members have been recognized for their efforts in assisting multi-national companies achieve success in global trade management and compliance.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive selects their annual Pros to Know from a pool of individuals that hail from software firms, service providers, consultancies, and academia. These individuals demonstrate a passion for helping their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet the significant challenges of today’s global commerce climate. This year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognized Steve Tian, Melissa Irmen, and Thomas Lobert for their contributions to the field of global trade compliance.

Steve Tian, Director of the Greater China Region, is responsible for market development, sales, and trade operations within the region. With more than 25 years of experience specializing in customs operations, international trade compliance, and supply chain logistics, Tian’s vast knowledge of the supply chain from end to end makes him a valuable member of our team. As a member of the customs taskforce of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Tian actively partners with business stakeholders to provide Customs guidance on topics such as landed cost analysis, manufacturing footprint design, sourcing decision making, and due diligence.

In her role at Thomson Reuters, Melissa Irmen manages foreign-trade zone and global trade technology projects in a variety of industries, combining her technical and trade compliance expertise to deliver global trade compliance solutions. In addition to serving as the SVP of Thought Leadership, Irmen serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, and as an adviser to Customs and Border Protection on multiple working groups. This year, Irmen sees uncertainty surrounding ever-changing tariff policies and preferential trade programs as the biggest supply chain challenge that customers face, and partners with businesses to curate supply chain solutions to help them maintain compliance.

As a Global Solutions Manager, Thomas Lobert provides innovative strategies and solutions for global logistics and transportation management. With 14 years of experience in international aftermarket services logistics under his belt, Lobert is currently using his familiarity with logistics trade flows and international regulatory trade management to provide businesses with solutions that prepare them for supply chain disruptions associated with Brexit and retaliatory tariffs. Lobert also serves as a member of the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) European Committee and will be sharing his knowledge of innovative business and supplier relationship management strategies at the 2019 ICPA European Conference.

Tian, Irmen, and Lobert are invaluable assets to both our team and the industry, and their recognition as 2019 Pros to Know reflects their continuous commitment to helping customers meet their supply chain goals.

About Integration Point, now part of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Global Trade

Integration Point, now part of Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Global Trade, offers the most comprehensive suite of global trade management (GTM) products encompassing all industries, geographies, and trade programs. By delivering visibility and localized knowledge for 206 countries and territories on a single web-based platform, we enable companies to achieve global compliance while maximizing supply chain savings. We provide solutions for import/export management, product classification, free trade agreement qualification, export screening, drawback, foreign-trade zones, supply chain security, and post-entry validation. With 600+ team members across every major continent, our teams ensure that clients combine local best practices with global standards when deploying a global trade management platform. Visit our website at

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