Thomas Gilgen Takes New Position as President of Masterpiece International, Ltd.

Posted in: Magnate News on 2017-05-22

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —┬áMagnate Worldwide (MWW), a premium asset-light logistics company, is excited to announce Thomas Gilgen as President of newly-acquired Masterpiece International, Ltd.


Gilgen’s experience in logistics management spans over 20 years at companies like Weiss-Rohlig USA, Coca-Cola Switzerland, and Panalpina. Gilgen most recently was President of MWW, and the move will take him from Chicago to Masterpiece’s headquarters in New York.


Thomas Gilgen, President of Masterpiece International, Ltd.


Known globally for its high-end shipping services, Masterpiece consists of a fine arts division and freight services division. “Our goal is to make Masterpiece’s international logistics services best-in-class,” said Dan Para, CEO of MWW. “I feel comfortable and confident that we’ll see significant growth in this area under Thomas Gilgen’s leadership.”


As part of Gilgen’s impressive goals for Masterpiece’s international logistics services, there will be much focus placed on the overall growth of its 15 different branches. “We’re really going to invest in building the sales and management teams,” said Gilgen. “By setting them up for success, the end result will be an elevated division of international logistics services.” Additionally, Masterpiece’s fine arts services will benefit from the internal promotion of John O’Halloran to President of its division.


As Gilgen prepares for his new position, he reflects that this isn’t his first time in a role like this. “Throughout my years in this industry, I think one of the best experiences I can apply is my approach to restructuring for success,” noted Gilgen. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work with Masterpiece and continue a professional passion that drives me: building up.”


About Masterpiece International, Ltd.
Since 1989, New York based Masterpiece International, Ltd. has provided exceptional shipping for museums, galleries, art fairs, auction houses, and more. Its services include international forwarding, installation and de-installation, consultation and coordination of exhibitions or special moves, and full supervision services at airports. Find out more at


About Magnate Worldwide
With a strong capital position, seasoned management team, and skilled operational and customer service talent, Magnate Worldwide (MWW) is building a premium transportation and logistics provider. MWW focuses on asset-light premium logistics and seeks to partner with best-in-class companies that operate in the international freight forwarding and North American premium transportation markets. Find out more at


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