After 12 years working as General Manager for the Puerto Rico operations of USF Worldwide Logistics, Iris Vincent decided to take a break. Little did she know that a decade and a half later she would be leading one of the premier providers of logistics solutions on the island.
“I felt it was time I retire, but that didn’t last more than six months,” she says.
Her change of heart came as the result of a phone call from Stevens Global Logistics, a US-based warehousing and transportation company looking to expand to Puerto Rico. On a fateful Sept. 11, 2001, Iris closed the deal with Stevens Global and was on her way to becoming a woman entrepreneur. A month later, Iris began operating Prime Air Corporation, the local agent of Stevens Global, with three employees and one client.
“We had to start from zero,” says Iris. “Because of the Sept. 11 attacks, there were many changes in aviation security and regulations.”
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