Melissa Irmen, Integration Point Senior Vice President-Thought Leadership, was elected to the Executive Council of the National Association of Foreign-Trade  Zones (NAFTZ) last month. The association is the voice of the United States Foreign-Trade Zone program and is instrumental in the education and advocacy of issues pertaining to zones.

Irmen has served on the NAFTZ Board of Directors for five years and has been a member of the association for 15 years. Her dedication to the association and her expertise in FTZs and automation made her a natural choice for the Executive Council. 

“Service on the Board of Directors and now the Executive Council of the NAFTZ is a chance to give back to the organization that has supported me throughout my career with FTZs,” says Irmen. “The association has been both an educational resource and a networking assistance that is invaluable to me. By serving, I have an opportunity to lend my support to our collective voice in Washington and to help others in their FTZ roles.”

Irmen has always been dedicated to raising awareness of global trade challenges and topics of interest in the trade compliance area through education and information sharing. She is an Accredited Zone Specialist and an active participant in multiple NAFTZ committees and working groups.

During her 15-year tenure at Integration Point, she has managed global trade technology projects in a variety of industries in the manufacturing, distribution and petroleum sectors. She combines her technical and trade compliance expertise to deliver global trade compliance solutions.

Integration Point offers a comprehensive suite of global trade management products encompassing all industries, geographies, and trade programs. With 600+ team members across every major continent, Integration Point delivers visibility and localized knowledge for 200 countries and territories, enabling companies to achieve global compliance while maximizing supply chain savings.