AMSTERDAM – July 25, 2012 – Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced several key executive appointments that strengthen its management team in Europe and further develop its quality service to customers throughout the region.
Joining Menlo and reporting to Director of Operations Europe, Marco van Walraven, are three new general managers, who will take responsibility for Menlo’s European operations. Key objectives will be the continuation of operational excellence for existing European customers, support and expansion of Lean philosophy and practices within the operations and driving further growth in Europe.
Robert Schaap will take over the responsibility for Menlo’s multi-user sites located in Maastricht and Eersel, Netherlands. With a combined total of 58,000 square metres of warehouse space, these distribution centres provide a wide range of services to multiple customers in different industries, such as apparel, footwear, healthcare and high-tech.
Robert’s career includes management positions in both logistics service provider and end-user companies with significant experience of establishing new-site operations. He has worked for Cisco Systems and Diebold, the global supplier of security and self-service systems.
Jeroen Tempels will take charge of Menlo’s operations in Central Europe (Czech and Hungary), Germany and a high-tech site at the port of Rotterdam. These sites provide a wide range of value added services across a number of industry sectors.
Jeroen has over twelve years of experience in supply chain activities including both project and line management roles. Most of this experience he gained in various positions within the DHL operation from designing and implementing supply chain solutions at Greenfield sites to restructuring transport networks.
Joel van Tergouw, based in Amsterdam, will be responsible for a number of locations across Benelux, the UK and Ireland, specifically having focus in the high-tech industry sector. With a career stretching over ten years in various capacities including third-party transportation and warehousing operations, Joel was a logistics manager at Texas Instruments and more recently a global Program Manager in the Customer Solutions division of DHL.
Marco van Walraven commented, “The appointment of these three GMs supports Menlo’s mission to drive value for customers through solid operational execution, while at the same time providing tactical and strategic focus on customer account development and growth into longer term strategic partnerships.”
Menlo’s Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn concluded, “With continued growth in the region these appointments will further strengthen our management team. All three GMs bring a wealth of experience in logistics, quality management and Lean methodologies. We will continue to strengthen our organisation in the commitment to driving continuous improvement and value to our customers.”
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe
In Europe, Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics and transportation control towers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This warehouse and transportation network can serve as a pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.
3PL warehousing and distribution services, as well as 4PL supply chain and LLP transport management solutions are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion and apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive and heavy industry; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.
The European headquarters is located at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in The Netherlands.
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 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 fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 17 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 $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.
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