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Artie Kingren

Artie Kingren

Optimize Courier was founded by Artie Kingren, a veteran with 37 years of specialty courier experience directly specializing in international Bio-Pharmaceutical, Cold Chain, and Time Critical Logistics.

Artie worked with World Courier for 17 years, building a reputation for himself as a hands-on Manager who worked his way up to Director of North America Operations and was an integral part of the management team that changed the courier industry model. In 1997 he then moved to Quick International where, as Vice President, he founded their QuickSTAT Division and helped them build a foundation and international network that would last for decades. In 1999, Artie left to lead Marken USA and change the corporate culture from a fashion and media courier to a global leader in Biopharm and Clinical Trial Logistics.

After departing Marken in 2008, a short stay at MNX, and a total of 3 decades of building and improving other companies, Artie felt that specialty courier clients deserved a better option which put their needs above corporate interests. His passion for excellence motivated him to put everything on the line, and he founded Optimize Courier USA in March of 2010 - the company that would provide customized transportation and logistics solutions worldwide.

Artie's vision still shapes the mission of Optimize which continues to provide innovative transportation solutions for some of the leading Biotechnology, Automotive, Aviation, Hi-Tech, and Pharmaceutical organizations of the world.

He feels blessed to have been able to participate in shaping the industry over the past almost four decades and is honored to witness the positive impact made in the health care industry and the millions of lives touched over the years. He is excited to see what lies ahead and believes that Optimize will continue to set a new standard in the specialty courier industry.

OPTIMIZE goes the extra mile every day to ensure that you receive the highest
level of personalized service and value with every shipment entrusted to us!