ABOUT US

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Mission

Our mission is to provide customs brokerage services of the highest quality and our continued adherence to regulatory compliance.

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Vision

Our vision is to be a client-focused organization dedicated to providing leading and specalized solutions for today and the future.

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Culture

We believe our greatest asset is our team whom we value like family. We challenge each other, support one another, and have fun all at the same time. 

Who We Are

Founded in 1975, Barinco International Corporation rapidly established itself in the Customs Broker and Freight Forwarding Industry as a premier organization providing a full range of professional services and solutions tailored specifically to meet our clients' needs. 

 

By providing each of our clients with a highly experienced and knowledgeable account representative, we have virtually eliminated the service-chain failure normally associated with many of the larger companies. Rather than pass customers along a production line, our clients are assigned an account representative that handles the account every step of the way, and is accessible for updates and information in order to ensure the highest quality customer service. 

Our Team

Our team works diligently to ensure continued customer satisfaction. We believe that the basis of customer service is building strong connections with our clients that allows for a friendly partnership and successful business transaction. Together we are proud of the company we have built and the clients that allow us to thrive. Get to know us by hovering over our photos!

Kathleen has been at Barinco since it’s infancy years and as co-owner has been an influential component to the growth and success of the company. A licensed customs broker since 1983 and a certified customs specialist, she brings the expertise and passion essential to leading a company. She is a member of both the Los Angeles and National Brokers Associations. 

Kathleen Howden

President

khowden@barinco.com

With Barinco since 1998, Virginia is co-owner and our go-to-expert for freight forwarding and all things related to international logistics. She holds a degree in business and has extensive experience with more than 30 years as a licensed customs broker and a certified customs specialist. She is a member of both the Los Angeles and National Brokers Associations. 

Virginia McEleney

Secretary/Treasurer 

vmceleney@barinco.com

For over 25 years, Rosa has overseen our Accounts Payable/Receivable Department. She obtain an accounting degree in El Salvador and has utilized her knowlege to improve the internal controls and operating procedures at Barinco. 

Rosa Medoza

Accounting

rmendoza@barinco.com

Rolly has worked at Barinco for over 15 years and handles both air and ocean imports. In addition to his commercial clients, he specializes in personal effects. He has built a reputation for providing personalized service and creative solutions to complex challenges. 

Rolly Hibionada

Senior Account Specialist

rollyh@barinco.com

With us since 2017, Edward has a background in freight forwarding and previously worked for an international airline. He’s enthusiastic about the industry and is working towards his customs brokerage license. 

Edward Menendez

Account Specialist

emenendez@barinco.com

As our newest addition, Esthefanie joined the team in 2018. Previously having worked in fashion she decided to transition to the the import side of the supply chain. Her attention to detail and organizational skills are highly valuable to our business. She looks forward to becoming a certified specialist. 

Esthefanie Diaz

Account Specialist

ediaz@barinco.com