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Torin Sherwin Roberts Swartout

Torin Sherwin Roberts Swartout, American logistics executive, transportation consultant. License customhouse brokers.


  • Swartout, Torin Sherwin Roberts was born on March 14, 1952 in Brockport, New York, United States. Son of Sherwin George and Eileen May (Tavenner).

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Philosophy, Antioch College, 1972. Certified custom house broker, World Trade Institute, 1978. Certified of chartering, World Trade Institute, 1979.


    • European sales manager Antioch Bookplate Company, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1971. President Alternative Living, Inc., Brockport, New York, 1972-1976. Import manager Spies Shipping Corporation, New York City, 1976-1977.

      Equipment control manager Hansen and Tidemann, 1977-1978. Intermodal operations manager Star Shipping of New York, Inc., 1979-1981, manager container services, 1981-1985. District manager midwest Star Shipping, Inc., Des Plaines, Illinois, 1985-1986, 87-89, vice president sales Tokyo, 1986-1987, trade manager United States gulf Stamford, Connecticut, 1989-1991.

      General traffic manager Atlantic Trades, 1991-1996. President Viking Homes, Hempstead, New York, 1981-1985. Board directors Alternative Living, Inc., Brockport, 1977-1991, Viking Homes, Ridgefield, Connecticut.

      Custom house broker T. Swartout Chung Hwa Boatworks, Chicago, since 1978. Consultant TransNat. Shipping Corporation, New York City, 1981-1988. Owners' representative Spliethoff's, since 1996.

      Managing director Ocean Transport Services, Ridgefield, Connecticut, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • License customhouse brokers.


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    Vice president Northwest Civic Association, Hempstead, 1983, Georgetown Manor Homeowners Association, Arlington Heights, 1987. Cubmaster pack 74 Cub Scouts, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Member Midwest Foreign Commerce Club, Ocean Freight Agents Association, Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce (affiliate), Holland Society, Sons of Norway (vice president 1981-1982, 90-91, president 1983-1984), Connecticut Maritime Association, International Forest Products Transport Association, Railway Industrial Clearance Association, Project Management Institute.



    Hiking, farming, travel, coaching, norwegian language.


    • Son of; married Anne Elizabeth Washington, July 21, 1978. Children: Jesse, Jason, Katherine Lynne, Joseph.
    • father: Sherwin George Son
    • mother: Eileen May (Tavenner) Son
    • spouse: Anne Elizabeth Washington
    • children: Jesse Swartout
    • Jason Swartout
    • Katherine Lynne Swartout
    • Joseph Swartout
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    Born March 14, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1972
      Antioch College
    • 1978
      World Trade Institute
    • 1979
      World Trade Institute
    • 1971
      European sales manager, Antioch Bookplate Company
      Yellow Springs, Ohio, United States
    • 1972 - 1976
      president, Alternative Living
      Brockport, New York, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      import manager, Spies Shipping Corporation
    • 1977 - 1978
      equipment control manager, Hansen and Tidemann
    • 1979 - 1981
      intermodal operations manager, Star Shipping of New York
    • 1981 - 1985
      president, Viking Homes
      Hempstead, New York, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      district manager, midwest Star Shipping
      Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
    • 1991 - 1996
      general traffic manager, Atlantic Trades
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