Senior Vice President, Trade and Sales
Hyundai Merchant Marine
Lawrence Burns joined Hyundai Merchant Marine as senior vice president of the trade management group in January 2017. He oversees all trade and sales functions. Burns has 30 years of extensive industry experience, most of which has been in a management capacity. He began his career as a sales representative at Hanjin Shipping in San Francisco. Burns then joined NOL and held various sales management positions. He served as the branch manager in Houston, and was responsible for Gulf intermodal operations, sales, customer service, documentation, and administration. Burns moved to APL, where he served as district sales manager and regional sales manager in Dallas and New York for the Gulf and Northeast regions. He later returned to Hanjin Shipping to serve as general manager of the Northeast region. Burns is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a B.S., in business administration, international business management.