Executive Team

Satyanand “Bayo” Bal


Satyanand “Bayo” Bal is the President of Bal Shipping Line Inc. & Bal Transport Inc. Bayo was born in Guyana, South America in 1958. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 to the state of New York. In 1989 he relocated to Marietta, GA. Bayo has been married 31 years to his lovely wife, Lolita Bal. They have three wonderful kids together, Gregory, Kevin, and Trevor Bal.

Bayo Bal has been working in the logistic / transportation industry since he moved to the United States in 1978. He was a determined worker and put in the extra hours each day to gain more knowledge. Finally, when he was ready to make something to call his own, he founded Bal Shipping Line Inc. (NVOCC) in May of 1997. Through hard work and determination, he managed to make his business a successful one. But that success only made the desire to push further for Bayo. In 2002 he started Bal Transport Inc., a domestic trucking, warehousing, packing, and crating company. With dedicated and loyal employees, he was able to grow the volume and diversify the products for both organizations despite the many challenges the Global Supply Chain Management faces today.

Bayo Bal is a firm believer in the phrase “Work Hard, Play Hard”. Outside of his two companies, he is also the President of 9 Stars Baseball. Bayo’s three sons all played baseball in High School and College. Bayo and his wife fell in love with the game of baseball while watching their sons play. Bayo, along with his sons, coach and develop youth baseball players that want to elevate their game to the next level. Bayo has been quoted many times saying, “As long as you have learned something new today, then you have gotten better today.”

Satyanand “Bayo” Bal is a hard worker, a great husband, an amazing father, and an inspirational motivator to the community. He is willing to go the extra mile for anyone he meets, and will stop at nothing until the job is done the right way.

President's Message

Meet our Executive team

Harold Tillman

Vice President (Sales/Marketing)

Harold Tillman is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bal Shipping Line, Inc. Southeast Area. He received his BA from the University of Georgia with a degree in Industrial Psychology. He worked during the Summer Months at Union Camp Cororation (International Paper) while attending the UGA. During his college years, he took 1 year off to serve on active duty with the US Army Ready Reserves and to work. After graduation he began his career with the SCLRR(CSX) as a management trainee and Sales Representation for 3 years. He joined the International Shipping Industries and served in Sales, and held various management positions with a number of lines in the industry. He loves what he does and appreciates all the people he works with at Bal.

Harold has 3 children, 6 grandchildren and a wonderful wife of 44 years. His goal is to grow the production in the Southeast for Bal Shipping Line, and continue his long relationships with many customers in the area. He is ready for the future challenges.

Robert Forminio

Vice President (Sales/Marketing)

Robert Forminio is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bal Shipping Line, Inc. North East Area. He received his B. A. from Staten Island Community College with a major in economics. Working for major steamship agencies through college, Robert decided to remain in the shipping industry once he graduated. To date, he has compiled 36 years of experience with expertise in pricing, sales, operations and customer service. He resides in Staten Island, NY with his wife Jodie, daughters Jessica, Kayla, and his dog named Lucky. Robert's hobbies are bowling and has an avid affection for horse racing, the "sport of kings." His long term goal in business is to grow relationships, strengthen service levels, and enhance partnerships with clients.

Lolita Bal

Vice President

Lolita E. Bal was born in Guyana, South America. She graduated in 5 subjects of GCE (General Certification Examination). She then immigrated to the USA in 1981. Lolita started working as a telemarketer for a wholesale book company. She soon moved on to work in the corporate office of Barnes and Noble in New York City. Lolita started to work in the Logistics/Transportation Industry In May of 1997, Lolita saw her husband start his dream when he founded Bal Shipping Line Inc., and she joined him by performing clerical duties for his new company. Ever since then she has been by his side as they started from the ground up to build a successful company together. Lolita is very confident, passionate, optimistic, dedicated, hardworking, and loves her job. Lolita has been quoted saying, “There is something new to learn everyday in this industry, and who better to teach you than your own husband.” Lolita Bal is a great leader, and received awards in Women’s Leadership categories. Lolita is also a great mother and wife, and she has raised a beautiful family together with her husband. Lolita Bal is truly the glue that keeps everything together, whether it be the company or family, she always knows how to keep it all moving smoothly.

Kevin Bal

Pricing Manager

Kevin Bal is the Pricing Manager of Bal Shipping Line. Kevin was born in Queens, New York and moved to Marietta, GA when he was 4 years old. Kevin graduated from Sprayberry High School in 2003. While in High School he was Vice President of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) as well as a Captain on the baseball team.

Kevin attended LaGrange College where he graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2008. At La Grange College Kevin Played Baseball and also he was the founding president of Alpha Delta Gamma National Fraternity.