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Leadership

President
Michael Dugan


When Michael Dugan took the helm of Western Overseas in 1976, the company employed five people.


With his philosophy of be kind, work hard, and grow attracted talented individuals – more than 125 now work for the company.

Michael Dugan attended Vanderbilt University and did graduate work at Rutgers.  He began his business career as an accountant at Columbia University.  In 1968, he was appointed Vice President and Controller of F.W. Meyers & Company Customs Brokers, and in 1972, he came to California as President of the Frank P. Dow Company.

Mr. Dugan considers the Western Overseas staff to be the company’s greatest asset.  “We pride ourselves on a group of the most knowledgeable and competent people in our industry, “ he says.



Offices Michael Dugan holds or has held include:
- President and Chairman of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America
- President and Senior Counselor of the World Customs Brokers Association
- Director of the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
- President of the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association
- Director of the International Business Association
- Member of the World Trade Coordinating Council of Southern California


Chief Operating Officer
Carlo De Atouguia

 

Carlo De Atouguia joined Western Overseas in 2000 and is the Vice President of Operations. In this role Carlo is responsible for directing day to day import, export, and sales operations for the company’s branches nationwide, staff training, concept development, and customer relations.

 

Prior to Carlo’s promotion to the position of Vice President, he held the position of Branch Manager of the Long Beach office, and Corporate Credit Manager for Western Overseas. 


Carlo De Atouguia is an active member of the Foreign Trade Association and has served as FTA President and Chairman. Carlo is also actively involved with the professional customs and freight forwarding organizations within our industry. The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America; Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America; and the Pacific Coast Council Mission.


Carlo De Atouguia is a graduate of California State University where he received a Bachelor’s in Finance,  as well as a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Management Program. 



Vice President - Air Operations

Anthony Castrovillo


Tony has been in the global transportation industry since 1979, working extensively in various facets of international trade and supply chain management. His experience affords him the knowledge of managing various industries involved in global trade.

For 16 of those years Tony managed his own International Freight Forwarding / Customs Brokerage company, where teaching and working with his colleagues and customer's was part of the culture that differentiated his team from others.

Tony remains a hands-on asset for Western Overseas and our clients and global partners alike. At Western Overseas he is responsible for the National Air Freight product of Western Overseas and his team are anxious to service your Air Freight shipping requirements. Exports from the U.S., Imports to the U.S., or Foreign to Foreign sales, Tony and his team can assist your needs.


Vice President - Ocean Operations

Doreen Bonnici


Our Vice president of Ocean Operations began her career as an air export clerk in 1972 and has since worked in the industry in many capacities. Over her thirty years in this industry, she has served as a Sales Coordinator at BAX Global and later as Operations Manager and Agency Development Director for Krieger Worldwide.

Throughout her career she has gained broad experience in both air and ocean, import and export, customs brokerage; sales, as well as international corporate development in her work as founder of the Hong Kong office of Krieger Worldwide. She joined us in 2005 and currently heads the ocean program for Western Overseas, taking the lead on such tasks as negotiating service contracts with ocean carriers. In her role with our company she travels extensively throughout the world, visiting our customers and hand selecting our network of agents. One of her primary goals for our company is to work and partner with our customer base to provide personalized service, understand the customers business needs, and tailor a program to deliver efficient results for their supply chain management.