To further strengthen its growing operations in Europe, Menlo Worldwide Logistics has made two senior management appointments to be based at its European headquarters in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM – August 10, 2011
MenloWorldwide Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc.(NYSE: CNW), has announced the appointment of Marco van Walraven as Director of Operations, Europe and Edwin Schouten as Senior Manager, Transportation, Europe.
Menlo has experienced a steady but significant expansion in its business in recent years. With extended warehouse capacity in Germany, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands there is a clear need to reinforce its operational management structure. In addition the expansion of Transport Management Services (TMS) product has been welcomed by customers and requires the resource of a Senior Manager to develop further.
In announcing the two positions, Menlo’s Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn said, “Menlo has a reputation of providing long-term solutions to its customers’ supply chain management requirements. These are always dynamic in nature and a close working relationship is essential for us to deliver our solutions. Both Marco and Edwin are tasked with managing Menlo’s commitment to this intense level of customer relations. Marco will be also be responsible for the continued focus and delivery of Lean within the operation and Edwin will be responsible for all transportation accounts for current customers, as well as have an instrumental role in the future strategy and implementation of that strategy in the region I have every confidence in their abilities to deliver successfully.”
Van Walraven has worked for Menlo for 8 years, in various operational management positions for accounts across Europe and has played a key role in the delivery of service quality to customers.
Schouten’s career in logistics and transport spans over ten years and includes project management in warehousing for Tibbet and Britten, in the process of which he was involved in services for HP, Unilver and Levi Strauss among others. More latterly, he held positions of Operations Manager and Procurement Manager of International Transport at BU International Transport and Logistics Director at the HZ Transport Group, before joining Menlo.
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics:
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US $1.4 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.