B lake Gill is an experienced International Trade Compliance professional with a demonstrated history of work in the maritime technology industry. He began working for Kongsberg Maritime Inc. in logistics and aftermarket support and was transitioned to export control support in item classification and screening. Quickly adapting to the trade compliance role, Blake was soon asked to perform the duties of Empowered Official for the company.
In this capacity, Blake maintained a leadership role in regulations of BIS (EAR), DDTC (ITAR), Sanctions Program regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) and many duties beyond export control, including assisting the company with the process of ISO 9001 certification. Blake received training through DNV-GL for ISO 9001 QMS Foundation and Internal Auditor and Effective Root Cause Analysis for Corrective/Preventative Actions, applying these skills towards better export control function.
Blake was an integral part of the global compliance team, providing support in US regulations to sister companies in Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, Singapore, Panama, Mexico, and Canada for both defense and civil applications. He directed the classification of over 1500 products, creating a database and incorporating it into the Customer Relationship Management tool for quick reference and support for front line teams.
In his free time, Blake enjoys woodworking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family.