Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Purolator Names Sean Kelly as Western U.S. District Sales Manager

October 5, 2010 – JERICHO, NY – Purolator USA, a leading provider of U.S./Canada cross border logistics, has appointed Sean Kelly to the position of District Manager for the western United States. In his position, Kelly will have responsibility for expanding Purolator’s presence in the region, directing sales and marketing priorities, and for ensuring consistency of process and customer experience.

Kelly assumes his new position after having successfully served as Purolator’s Eastern District Manager. During his tenure in that position, Kelly oversaw the company’s expansion into several key east coast markets, including the opening of a New York–metropolitan processing facility in Farmingdale, NY. Kelly has been with Purolator since 2004.

“Sean is exactly the right person to oversee Purolator’s continued expansion throughout the western United States,” says Director of Sales John Jensen. “Not only does he have extensive experience with cross border logistics and global supply chain operations, but Sean understands the importance of relationship building and customer service.”

U.S. businesses that ship regularly to Canada often find the process to be confusing and bureaucratic. The overwhelming majority of businesses choose to enlist the services of a third party logistics provider, but finding the right carrier can be difficult. This is because not every U.S. carrier has expertise in the Canadian market, or the capacity to offer global supply chain coverage.

“Purolator is increasingly looked to as the ‘go to’ provider for not only service to Canada, but as the source for global logistics solutions,” Jensen noted. “With Sean leading a team of exceptional sales professionals, I am confident that we will grow our business throughout the western U.S., and help to pave the way for businesses looking to expand their operations to Canada.”

As district manager for the western U.S., Kelly will have responsibility for Purolator’s branch office locations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Dallas-Ft. Worth, as well as for several satellite sales offices.

About Purolator USA

Purolator USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd, Canada’s leading overnight courier company. Purolator USA specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada.

In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator USA has locations in key markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham and Toronto.