Kurtis Hinz - President

Mr. Hinz joined TAM International in December of 2005. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Mr. Hinz joined TAM after 3 years as an Account Executive with a Canadian based Transportation Company. Mr. Hinz began his career with TAM International in the role of Business Development and was given the title of Vice President, Marketing in April of 2010. In his position, Mr. Hinz has been instrumental in developing marketing vision, both short and long term, for TAM International. He works closely with TAM International Executive in business strategy plans and developing the marketing bridge between the operations executives of TAM International and their customers. Mr. Hinz has also been a representative of TAM International through his participation in organizations such as the World Nuclear Association, the World Nuclear Transport Institute and numerous other groups. Mr. Hinz also has received various IMDG and Radiation Safety training throughout his career with TAM International. Mr. Hinz is motivated to ensure that TAM International’s focus is toward building and maintaining the important relationship between the customer and its transporter.

Jamie Smith - Vice President, Operations

Mr. Jamie Smith joined TAM International in September of 2009 and has 15 years of experience in international logistics. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with degrees in Operations Management and Finance and has an extensive knowledge of the manufacturing process and global supply management attained through various positions in Materials Management, Inventory Control and International Logistics. Mr. Smith has overall responsibility for managing all aspects of TAM International operations across the USA, Canada, Asia and Europe for the transport of radioactive material and other high consequence dangerous goods.

 

 

Kevin Loyens - Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Loyens joined TAM International in March 2015 and has more than 15 years of international experience in the transportation and logistics industry. Mr. Loyens is a graduate of the University of Leuven and the Hasselt University in Belgium with degrees in Sinology and International Marketing Management. Prior to joining TAM, Kevin worked for the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of International Trade. Before his role with the government, Kevin spent seven years in Shanghai as the General Manager of Alfred Talke Logistic Services’ China office and prior to that as Business Development Manager for the Belgian logistics group Ahlers. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Dutch. Mr. Loyens holds overall responsibility for business development and marketing within TAM International and works closely together with the other members of the management team to develop new strategies in the nuclear and other transportation markets.

Steve Hansen - Vice President, Regulatory Compliance

Mr. Hansen joins us from the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) Gaseous Diffusion Plant, where he has been responsible for the safe and compliant transportation of natural and enriched Uranium Hexafluoride for over a decade. Prior to his work with USEC, Steve was active duty U.S. Navy and a graduate of the joint DOD/DOE Naval Reactors – Nuclear Power School.

With over 25 years in the nuclear industry, Steve is a subject matter expert ranging from uranium enrichment, transportation, and nuclear plant operations and is a current member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N14.1 committee. Steve and his wife Beth reside in Paducah, Kentucky..

Justin Whiteside - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Whiteside is a Graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 with a bachelor of commerce degree. He received his chartered accountants designation in 2012 and began his career at Hergott Duval & Stack chartered accountants as an articling student. Mr. Whiteside moved on to work for MNP LLP as a manager in private enterprise. He joined TAM International in May 2015. Justin brings with him a wealth of knowledge in accounting and taxation compliance as well as offering financial analysis to make sound business decisions.

Rob Klassen - Operations Manager

Mr. Klassen joined TAM International in November of 2015.  Mr. Klassen’s experience in international logistics began in 1997 with the largest agricultural manufacturer in Canada.  In 2009 he joined a global logistics company focusing on radioactive material transports.  Rob brings with him many years of experience in international transport logistics and supply chain management including warehousing, inventory management, container stuffing/de-stuffing, sea port development, import/export customs formalities, carrier development and much more. He is motivated to utilize his knowledge and expertise to serve customers and ensure their materials are handled in a safe and efficient manner.  As a logistics provider in the nuclear industry for the last 6 years, Mr. Klassen has developed a strong understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle’s front end and related supply chain.

Marc Flynn - European Operations and Business Development

Marc Flynn joined TAM International in February of 2018. He has worked in the European nuclear industry for more than 30 years and brings a wealth of operational and commercial experience to TAM. Marc worked on the Sellafield Reprocessing Site for 14 years in a range of engineering disciplines. He then spent 4 years working at the Capenhurst Legacy Diffusion Plant, heading up waste transfers to national and international destinations. Marc then joined the International Nuclear Services’ Package Approval Team for 5 years, taking on responsibilities for RAM package development and licensing. Prior to joining TAM, Marc was working for the UK Low Level Waste Repository as Head of Logistics Services Management where he led the development and implementation of the LLWR logistics service portfolio. During his time at the LLWR, Marc was responsible for setting up the in-house Package Design Capability, IAEA Package Licensing Management Capability, Package and Ancillary Manufacture Capability, Package Rental (IP-2 & Type B Fissile) services and multimodal transport services for national and international shipments of radioactive waste. Marc also has established links with WNTI and the UK’s RAMTUC.

At TAM, Marc is responsible for overseeing all European operations and work together closely with the Business Development team in North America to develop and deliver logistics solutions for TAM’s European customers.

Karen Conyers - Transportation Specialist

Ms. Conyers joined TAM after a 25 year career at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) bringing a broad experience base across site organizations including:
production support and product scheduling, laboratory, health physics, process technology, records management & document control, training,  environmental safety and health, work control, chemical, utilities, and power & maintenance. This broad range of experience makes her a valuable addition to the TAM team.

Ms. Conyers is headquartered out of the TAM International US office in Paducah KY and is lending onsite support at the Honeywell facility.