TLR Appoints Heather Kiesel as President 

Heather Kiesel Appointed President of TLR

(Portland, Oregon)- TLR is proud to announce that our Board of Directors has elected Heather Kiesel to serve as President, effective Feb. 1st, 2023.

A veteran in the logistics industry with nearly two decades of experience, Heather brings with her an impressive operational background and a unique client-centric perspective gleaned from her time spent as TLR’s Executive Vice President. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Heather Kiesel as our new President,” says Steve Buffam, TLR President and Chairman of the Board. “Her expertise, insight, and determination will be invaluable to TLR as we continue to expand our reach and refine our capabilities. We are confident that under Heather’s guidance, TLR will not only survive but thrive in the years ahead.”

During her tenure at TLR, Heather has focused on long-term strategies that have successfully aligned all of TLR’s business units and promoted a diverse service portfolio capable of delivering exponential growth for all four points of the company’s corporate compass.

“I’m honored and humbled to have been elected President of TLR,” says Heather. “It’s a privilege to lead such an outstanding company, and I’m excited to build on the great progress that has been made to date. I’m confident that TLR’s future will continue to be successful and profitable for all those that are involved in our success.”

Terri Bartle, who has been with TLR for over 17 and served as President for 15 years, will continue her role as Vice Chairman of the Board. Terri’s outstanding stewardship, respect for all TLR employees, and commitment to customer service have been instrumental in the company’s growth and success thus far.

“We are delighted that Terri will remain an integral part of our organization,” says Steve Buffam. “Her depth of knowledge and invaluable experience will continue to be a cornerstone of TLR’s success. We look forward to the new opportunities that Heather and Terri will bring as we continue to grow.”

TLR is an international service provider specializing in trade compliance, customs clearance, and freight forwarding. The company works with clients in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, alcohol, defense, and commercial ITAR products. TLR is dedicated to providing comprehensive service, expert advice, and innovative solutions to ensure the seamless movement of goods across international borders. To learn more, visit

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