Transportation: MICHAEL W. COLEMAN
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CV INTERNATIONAL INC.; CHAIR, VIRGINIA MARITIME ASSOCIATION, NORFOLK
Logistics and supply chain firm CV International Inc. has continued to grow, acquiring Savannah, Georgia-based independent shipper and freight forwarder Ryan Ship Services in May. CV International now has about 100 employees throughout the mid-Atlantic, including 55 in Virginia.
Coleman, a licensed customs broker, grew up working in his family’s business, which was started by his father, B. Wayne Coleman, in 1985. The younger Coleman became president in 2006 and CEO in 2018. He finished serving a term as president of the Virginia Maritime Association in December 2021 and is now serving a two-year term as chair of the organization’s board.
Last year, Coleman was appointed to serve on the Virginia Freight Advisory Committee, which advises on commercial freight and road infrastructure needs. He is also a member of the Hampton Roads Coal Association, serves on the Hampton Roads Shipping Association’s board of trustees. Coleman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a law degree from Louisiana State University.