William F. Rooney is currently Vice President, Trans-Pacific Seafreight for Kuehne + Nagel accountable for the company's containerized transport activities from Asia to the US. Until October of 2010, President of Hanjin Shipping America, and has 39 years of experience in transportation management covering a broad range business functions. At Hanjin Mr. Rooney was accountable for all of Hanjin Shipping's business activities in North and South America including sales and marketing, trade lane management, operations, finance and administration. Prior to becoming President Mr. Rooney was Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Hanjin Shipping America. Prior to joining Hanjin Shipping, he was Senior Vice President, Service Delivery for CMA-CGM responsible for inland operations, equipment control, customer service, documentation and finance in North America.
Prior to CMA-CGM he was Vice President, Ocean Services for GT Nexus, a logistics software provider, responsible for product strategy and design, in addition to serving as company liaison to the ocean transportation and logistics industries. He also held a number of senior management positions with Sea-Land Service over a span of 25 years. Five of his years with Sea-Land were spent working in Europe. Mr. Rooney's board memberships have included: the Pacific Maritime Association, the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, The US Maritime Alliance, Consolidated Chassis Management, OCEMA, and the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Rooney received a bachelor's degree in economics from Marist College in New York and a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University in Boston.
Mr. Rooney is married to the former Mary Ann Baiardi and has two children. He and Mary Ann reside in Spring Lake, New Jersey.