Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Agility Wins CSR Award for ‘Best Solution for Sustainability’ at Asian Manufacturing Awards

SINGAPORE – 30 Sept., 2014 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, recently won the Best Solution for Sustainability award in the Corporate Social Responsibility category of the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2014.

Agility was recognized for successfully cutting its customer’s costs and carbon footprint by reconfiguring goods into more compressed shipments that can be transported more efficiently.

“We at Agility feel encouraged and honored to be recognized for our efforts in developing and delivering sustainable supply chain solutions to manufacturers,” said Ramesh Ganeshan, Agility Vice President for Human Resources in Asia Pacific, in a press release. He accepted the award at a ceremony in Singapore. “We understand the impact of supply chains on society and the environment. We remain committed to sustainable action in collaboration with our customers and partners.”

The annual Asian Manufacturing Awards recognizes companies that provide industrial technology solutions and value-added services that enable regional manufacturers to achieve world-class performance. Winners are selected by an international panel of expert judges made up of professionals and leaders in the manufacturing sector. Judging is audited by an external party to ensure fairness and transparency.

About Agility:
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 20,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

C.H. Robinson Opens New German Office; Hires Two New Managers

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 10, 2014) — By opening a new office in Hamburg, Germany, and promoting two new office managers, C.H. Robinson continues to expand its European footprint and solidify its leadership team.

Having joined C.H. Robinson in April 2014, Oliver Schmidt manages the new road transportation office in Hamburg, which focuses on new customer sales and executing road transport services. An industry veteran since 1994, Schmidt developed a comprehensive background in road transport, air, ocean, project cargo, and supply chain consulting while working for large and mid-sized German logistics companies.

The opening of a road transport office in Hamburg not only provides logistics services to the German market, but also to a broad list of other European countries. The Hamburg office is co-located with C.H. Robinson’s Hamburg global forwarding office in order to serve all kinds of supply chain and project logistics requirements.

In addition to the Hamburg opening, C.H. Robinson has named two new branch managers- Michel Datz and Jochen Mueller- for the offices in Basel, Switzerland, and Düsseldorf, Germany respectively.

Datz joined C.H. Robinson in June 2014 as branch manager of the company’s Basel, Switzerland office. With 30 years of experience, mainly in global forwarding, Datz will continue to develop strong relationships with the customer network in Switzerland, whilst focusing on overall business growth.

Mueller joined C.H. Robinson’s Düsseldorf, Germany office as branch manager in May 2014. Mueller’s transportation career began at TNT in 2001 and includes experience in a variety of sales, sales management, and branch management positions at Fercam Transporte and most recently Gruber Logistics.

“The addition of Oliver, Michel, and Jochen, along with the Hamburg office opening has solidified our commitment to the European region,” said Bryan Foe, president of C.H. Robinson Europe. “Our dynamic office network offers flexible, quality, and reliable service with the local knowledge that customers demand.”

C.H. Robinson has built a network of more than 50 offices with over 1,000 employees throughout Europe to become one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in the region. The company has shown its commitment and investment in Europe by recently opening offices in Innsbruck, Austria, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Istanbul, Turkey.

About C.H. Robinson:
C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders in Europe with a dynamic network of offices across Europe. Since 1993, C.H. Robinson has provided European customers with flexible, quality and reliable service. The company’s motivated, multilingual, and customer-focused employees apply their local knowledge and expertise to every transport challenge and build strong, personalised relationships with the customers they serve.

C.H. Robinson Europe is a subsidiary of C.H. Robinson based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA. Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of the largest logistics companies in the world, providing global freight services, logistics outsource solutions, fresh produce sourcing and information services to customers globally, ranging from large, multinational companies to small, local businesses in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson operates through a network of offices in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.

NationaLease Promotes Joseph Gallick as Senior Vice President of Sales

September 10, 2014, Downers Grove, IL – NationaLease, one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, has named Joseph Gallick Senior Vice President of Sales, reporting to Dean Vicha, President of NationaLease.

Gallick joined NationaLease in 2013 as Vice President of Dedicated Services, where his more than 34 years of experience in the truck leasing industry has proved extremely valuable. “Joe Gallick has been with NationaLease for over a year providing an immediate impact to our Dedicated Sales initiatives with almost $8 million in annual sales this year,” Vicha said. “With Joe at the helm, we look forward to continued success in our National Account services.”

NationaLease’s National Accounts program creates transportation solutions for businesses with national reach by offering services that include full service leasing, customized contract maintenance, finance leasing, distribution routing and analysis, vehicle rental, and centralized billing, all with a single point of contact.

Gallick came to NationaLease after more than 25 years with the Penske organization, most recently as Senior Vice President of Sales for Penske Logistics. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of National Accounts for Penske Truck Leasing.

Gallick is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and a liaison with the Penn State University Center for Supply Chain Research, which presented him with the Robert D. Pashek Award for contributions to the logistics and transportation fields. He also serves on the advisory board of Logistics Quarterly of Toronto. He is a resident of Downingtown, PA.

About NationaLease:

Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 600 service locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 125,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at nationalease.com.