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Amy Shortman

VP Product Marketing

About Amy

Amy is a Chartered Fellow of The Institute of Transport and Logistics and has 20 plus years’ experience within pharmaceutical logistics. During this time, she has worked within operations and commercial roles and is passionate about creating supply chains that ensure product integrity is maintained throughout.

Amy started her career in an operations role for a global specialist clinical trial logistics provider, then went on to establish the UK and Irish operation for one of the world’s leading active temperature control container organisations. She created brand awareness, as well as education to the healthcare and logistics industry, of the increasing need for improved compliance and cool chain management.

Amy has worked within the air, sea and road arena, and has extensive experience of setting up secure supply chains for high-value freight and temperature sensitive freight. Working for a top 3 global third-party logistics (3PL) provider in healthcare and life sciences, specialising in business development and key account management for global clients.

Her penultimate role before joining Overhaul Group, Inc. was with ASC Associates Ltd, which Amy established in 2011 as a global supply chain business services company that specialises in the areas of temperature-sensitive, high-value products. In 2019 Amy joined the Senior Management Team at Overhaul as their Director of Product marketing enabling her to utilise her practical experience of supply chains with her passion for the future and Industry 4.0.

Amy has also been facilitating and training for over 12 years and is an IATA external facilitator for CEIV Pharma.


Olga Blaut

Director of Business Development
Healthcare at Hellmann Logistics

About Olga

Olga Blaut is the Director Of Business Development, Healthcare at Hellmann Logistics.

She holds a Bachelor degree for Logistics from State University of Management, Moscow and MBA in Supply Chain from European School of Business in Wiesbaden, Germany. She is a supply chain expert with 20+ years international experience of supporting Pharma and Medical device industry.

Her areas of expertise include cold chain logistics, active and passive packaging systems, GDP compliant delivery solutions, best practices for pharma logistics, visibility tools for air and ocean transportation of temperature sensitive cargo. During her career at a number one shipping line and several top 10 global forwarders she has been supporting Healthcare customers ranked from a small startups up to Forbes 100’s.

During the weekends, she enjoys exploring beautiful California coastal towns with her family or practicing yoga on the beach.

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