Thursday, October 17, 2013

LQ Advisory Board Announcement: Dick Metzler has Joined LQ's Board

LQ is pleased to announce that Dick Metzler has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board

Dick Metzler, President/Chairman of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) and the former Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, XPO Logistics, Inc. Mr. Metzler has over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles within the transportation and logistics industry. He is presently the Chairman of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA), is on the board of Flash Global Logistics and M33 Integrated. Mr. Metzler was the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at XPO Logistics, where he led multiple acquisitions that generate nearly $100 million in revenue.

He was also the Chief Commercial Officer of Greatwide Logistics Services. Dick's duties and responsibilities include Sales, Marketing, M&A and Strategy. He has also served as the interim business leader for three different businesses and led the centralization of the company's key business functions.

Prior to joining Greatwide, Mr. Metzler was EVP of Marketing for DHL, where he launched the DHL brand in the USA and throughout The Americas. He was responsible for a $150 million marketing and communications budget and also had P&L responsibility for DHL Same Day ($50 million), DHL Logistics ($125 million) and DHL Canada ($300 million).

Mr. Metzler served as Chief Executive Officer for APL Logistics, a global 3rd party global logistics company where his team grew revenues from just over $400 million to over $800 million. He has also held senior management positions with GE Capital/TIP and TNT Express in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dick started his career at FedEx where he held several senior positions in sales and marketing leadership within the USA, Europe and was the Vice President and General Manager of FedEx Logistics ($500 million P&L).

About TMSA:
For nearly a century, the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) has provided North American transportation and logistics marketing, sales and communications professionals with the knowledge, connections, recognition and solutions you need to power ROI and competitive edge. TMSA is your leading resource for the professional development, networking, business intelligence and best practices that you need to succeed.

LQ's Board:
As a resource for logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between business, academia and practitioners. LQ’s Advisory Board and contributors afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and supply chain management business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada. LQ's Board plays a pivotal role in providing direction for LQ Magazine and LQ’s bi-annual Symposiums.