FINNEGAN RESIGNS POST AT SONY AND BACM, JOINS KULICKE AND SOFFA
James P. Finnegan, a leader in the movement to reform U.S. Customs’ import entry process, has resigned as Sony Electronic’s director of international trade and compliance in San Diego, Calif., effective June 22.
On July 9, Finnegan will become director of global trade compliance at Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. in Philadelphia, the world’s largest supplier of semiconductor assembly equipment.
Finnegan’s departure from Sony also signals his end as chairman of the U.S. Business Alliance for Customs Modernization, a group of 22 of the country’s largest importers that has quickly risen to the forefront of Customs reform. His successor will be named during the full BACM meeting scheduled for June 13 in Washington.
However, Finnegan will retain his participation in the Treasury Department’s U.S. Customs Service Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC). “I look forward to continuing our collaborative work on improving the Customs Service’s commercial operations,” he said in a letter to industry colleagues this week.