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Ryan Principal Receives Distinguished Service Award

Press Release Jan 05, 2016

Ryan Principal Pete Mento Receives Distinguished Service Award from the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA)

Dallas, Texas – Pete Mento, Principal in the Customs and Foreign Trade practice at Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been honored by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) for “Distinguished Service Consistent with the Highest Traditions of Those that Seek to Protect the Supply Chains of the World.” The award recognizes Mr. Mento as a great speaker who entertains and inspires his audiences over the years with his lectures on issues regarding customs and security issues.

Pete Mento is one of the most sought-after presenters in the industry on international trade topics, and we are proud of his recognition,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “As a leading figure in this field, he delivers significant value for our clients, as well as taxpayers around the world.”

Mr. Mento has years of leadership experience in the industry providing duty minimization, elimination and recovery services, global trade management, trade compliance assistance, trade audit defense, and transportation cost recovery projects. His unique ability to mix humor with economics, history, and regulatory insight has resulted in lectures to sold-out crowds in 30 countries in six continents. He is former Vice President, Global Customs and Trade Policy, for a global logistics firm where he managed the Customs and Trade operations for all 305 global offices. He was National Permit Holder for the fourth largest customs broker in North America; served as Principal Managing Consultant for a global logistics firm; and was a Senior Manager, National Practice Leader, Global Trade Practice, for a national accounting firm where he pioneered the use of global trade optimization projects to pursue global duty recoveries for clients. Mr. Mento has a Master of Liberal Arts degree in Government Trade Theory from Harvard University; a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and Technology from the Maine Maritime Academy; and is a United States Licensed Customs House Broker, National Permit Holder for Ryan, LLC.  

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,100 professionals and associates serves over 21,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity. 


Stacey Underwood
Senior Manager, Content, Communications, and Public Relations