Our Staff

Amy Frey

President & CEO

Amy’s interest in travel and intrigue of the international world lead her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware. She chose to fine tune her knowledge and expertise by pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University with a concentration in International Trade and Export Promotion Policy.

Amy’s first job out of Graduate school was with the Victorian State Government in Australia where she worked as an Export Advisor in their International Trade Division. Amy was responsible for helping Victorian companies to identify export sales in overseas markets.

As Amy was preparing to leave Australia in 1991, several Victorian companies impressed with her skills hired her to provide US market entry consulting services. That suggestion led Amy to start Australian Trading Company (what is today ATC International). Since starting her own business 25 years ago, Amy has utilized every opportunity to learn and grow from new experiences and she has become truly an expert at her craft.

Amy has been honored nationally by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Rising Star, she has been named Exporter of the Year (for Services) by the Washington Metropolitan SBA and she was made honorary Southeast Asia Trade Ambassador for the State of Wyoming.   

Alongside running her own business, Amy has written over 20 publications covering topics such as “Selling to US Retailers from Overseas”, “US Market Entry via Fulfillment Centers”, and “How to Prepare for a US Trade Show”. Amy regularly presents in webinars and conferences sponsored by international economic development organizations covering topics closely associated with successful US market entry.

In her free time, Amy volunteers as a Director on several non-profit Boards including Friends of the Australian Koala Foundation, the Earth Sangha and the Beaver Lake Realty Board. She is also an active participant in Australia’s Women in Global Business Mentor Program. She unwinds by travelling and exploring the great outdoors with her husband, Rick Haeuber, who works for the US Environmental Protection Agency. They live in downtown Washington, DC with their dog, Dottie.

Amy’s Blog

Ernest Vidrio

Vice President & Director of Operations

ATC was very fortunate to have Ernest join the team in January 2009. Ernest began his career at the Long Beach College of Business. Since then, he has worked as Warehouse Manager, Production Manager, Operations Manager and Director for several successful companies in the Southern California region. In 2010, Ernest was made a partner in ATC International.

Ernest has over 30 years of experience in the logistics and warehousing industry and he had worked for some of the largest distribution networks in the United States. Prior to joining ATC, he was responsible for the day to day activities of a 380,000 sf warehouse facility and a staff of 150 employees where they shipped and received 80+ containers daily.

Ernest has worked for small and large companies in the past but what he enjoys most about working with ATC is wearing many hats, the diversity of clients and products as well as the opportunity for growth.

Ernest brings to ATC experience in many aspects of the logistics including the science of planning, design and efficiency measurement. In addition, his familiarity with transportation networks, procurement operations, inventory controls, customer support and management of warehouse personnel are a huge benefit to ATC and its clients.

Ernest and his wife come from humble families. They have five children and six grandchildren. In his free time, Ernest enjoys reading books about world history, religion and business.

Ernest’s Blog

Customer Comments

“I don’t know how you folks do it, but your stuff gets here (Asheville, NC) from California faster than things from neighboring states. Our recent order got here this afternoon – thank you!”US Amazon Consumer
“I would just like to thank you and all the team at ATC for your diligence with releasing our time sensitive orders for us at the end of last week. It is so greatly appreciated 🙂 We appreciate that you are always willing to help in our times of need.”Allison, Paperwings Austrailia Pty Ltd
“I really can’t rave enough about your warehouse!!! I’m so impressed and happy so far. Our (ATC) Customer Service Rep is so professional and the system works out so smoothly! Thanks so much!”Hilda, Siaomimi, Hong Kong