Our People

Kurtis Hinz

TAM International President

Kurtis Hinz, TAM International President
Joined TAM International: December 2005

President of the company since 2011, Mr. Kurtis Hinz brings more than 16 years of experience in international logistics to TAM, the last 13 of which were in radioactive material transport. Mr. Hinz has been instrumental in developing the short- and long-term vision for the company, and has represented TAM in organizations such as the World Nuclear Association, the World Nuclear Transport Institute and numerous other groups.

Mr. Hinz’s leadership ensures that TAM’s focus remains on strengthening the critical relationship between the customer and its transporter.

Jamie Smith

TAM International Vice President Operations

Jamie Smith  TAM International Vice President Operations
Joined TAM International: 2009

With 14 years of experience in international logistics – the last nine in radioactive material transport – Mr. Smith brings to TAM an extensive knowledge of manufacturing and global supply chain management gained through his experiences as a Material Planner, Inventory Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Purchasing Manager.

Mr. Smith is responsible for managing all aspects of TAM International operations across USA, Canada, Asia and Europe for the transport of radioactive material and other high consequence dangerous goods.

Kevin Loyens

TAM International Vice President Business Development

Kevin Loyens  TAM International Vice President Business Development
Joined TAM International: 2015

A former Senior Manager, India and South East Asia for the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of International Trade, Mr. Loyens’ primary roles at TAM International are to oversee the company’s business development efforts and to create business strategies that align with the evolving needs of logistics customers.

Mr. Loyens spent 6 years in Shanghai as the General Manager of Kerry-Talke Chemical logistics. Mr Loyens is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Dutch and has extensive understanding of the transport industry in Europe and emerging markets, including China and India.

Justin Whiteside

Chief Financial Officer

Justin Whiteside, Chief Financial Officer
Joined TAM International: 2015

Mr. Whiteside is a Graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 with a bachelor of commerce degree. He received his chartered accountants designation in 2012 and began his career at Hergott Duval & Stack chartered accountants as an articling student. Mr. Whiteside moved on to work for MNP LLP as a manager in private enterprise. He joined TAM International in May 2015. Justin brings with him a wealth of knowledge in accounting and taxation compliance as well as offering financial analysis to make sound business decisions.

Steve Hansen

TAM International (USA) Vice President Regulatory Compliance

Steve Hansen, TAM International (USA) Vice President Regulatory Compliance
Joined TAM International: 2014

With over 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry ranging from uranium transport to nuclear plant operations, Mr. Hansen is a subject matter expert in the handling and transport of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6). A member of United States Nuclear Technical Advisory Group (NTAG), Mr. Hansen is qualified to provide international advice on USA 49 CFR HAZMAT transportation regulatory requirements for radioactive material transport. Mr. Hansen is also the current Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N14.1 subcommittee

Mr. Hansen’s specific capabilities include identifying global transport requirements (permits/export-import license management) and providing cost effective advice to customers on logistics process requirements for both USA/Canada domestic and international radioactive shipments (including air, road, rail, barge, and marine vessel options).

Marc Flynn

TAM International (EU) EU Operations/Business Development Manager

Marc Flynn, TAM International (EU) EU Operations/Business Development Manager
Joined TAM: February of 2018

With more than 32 years of experience in the European nuclear industry – including 18 in radioactive material transport – Mr. Flynn has a wealth of experience with the technical, regulatory, commercial aspects of nuclear operations.

Mr. Flynn manages TAM’s European operations, working with customers to develop tailor-made solutions for their logistics needs. Mr. Flynn previously held senior logistics positions in both International Nuclear Services and the UK’s Low Level Waste Repository Ltd. He also held Directors appointments for UK’s RAMTUC and RADSAFE CCLGs.

A subject matter expert in IAEA Transport regulations, Mr. Flynn holds DGSA & ADR and can perform deep slice audits at all stages for Class 7 transports.

Rob Klassen

TAM International Operations Manager

Rob Klassen, TAM International Operations Manager
Joined TAM International: 2015

With more than 20 years of experience in international logistics – the last nine in radioactive material transport – Mr. Klassen is a professional freight forwarder with a specialty in international logistics and supply chain management. His areas of expertise include warehousing, inventory management, container packing /de-packing, seaport development, import/export customs formalities and road carrier development.

As a freight forwarding professional in the nuclear industry, Mr. Klassen has a strong understanding of the nuclear supply chain for global transport. Capable of managing teams that coordinate multiple global transports for multiple customers simultaneously, Mr. Klassen manages a team of three dedicated Transport Operations staff.