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The former chief executive officer of Customized Brokers, a Miami-based Customs brokerage, announced March 18 that Patricia Compres, its founder and former chief executive officer, has ended her 20-year tenure at the company. The split was effective March 12.

Ms. Compres founded Customized Brokers in 1989 and over the last two decades developed the company into a well-respected organization, facilitating the importation of billions of dollars worth of produce from around the world, according to a March 18 press release. In March 2009, the company was acquired by Crowley Holdings Inc., which served to increase streamlined logistical services and enable the expansion on both coasts, in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

"The past 20 years have been a marvelous journey," Ms. Compres said in the press release. "I am grateful for the opportunities I have had and for the generous support from our customers, colleagues and friends, which made Customized Brokers successful. I am confident that the new management and Customized Brokers-Crowley team will continue to provide the same level of customer service the clients are accustomed to. After all, customers are precious. I wish them the very best of what the future holds."

Upon her departure, Ms. Compres has plans to continue traveling abroad and pursuing other interests. She looks forward to furthering her studies and continuing to learn more about world cultures and trade.