OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) today announced that Justin Hall, former president and visionary of Logistics Planning Services, will be joining the YRC Worldwide Team as chief customer officer.
"Justin is a dynamic leader who will bring innovative strategies to our sales and marketing teams," said James Welch, YRC Worldwide chief executive officer. "The award-winning teams at YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn have a proven track record of providing outstanding service to our LTL customers. With the benefit of Justin's experience in successfully leading a well-respected and growing 3PL company, we look forward to creating new market opportunities in an industry that is in the midst of significant transformation," shared Welch.
"As James and I discussed this opportunity, it became quickly apparent that my experience in enterprise logistics, passion for technology and entrepreneurial spirit are a great match for
YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn," said Hall. "I am excited to join the YRC Worldwide team especially at this inflection point in the freight transportation industry."
In his position as chief customer officer of YRC Worldwide, Hall will report directly to Welch. He joins the YRC Worldwide team on June 1, 2016.
About Justin Hall
Hall was most recently president and visionary of Logistics Planning Services (LPS) in St. Paul, Minn. LPS is a successful and fast growing 3PL/4PL company that he has led for the past ten years. Under his
leadership, LPS has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing companies five times and to the Minnesota Fast 50 and 100 Best Places to Work. Hall graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. with a B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He has been a serial entrepreneur starting five successful companies in the logistics sector, ranging from an international NVOCC operation, heavy-haul rail company, commercial real estate and logistics software-as-service solutions, and is a recent EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the
holding company for a portfolio of less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including YRC Freight, YRC Reimer, Holland, Reddaway, and New Penn. Collectively, YRC Worldwide companies have one of the largest, most comprehensive LTL networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through their teams of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide companies offer industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence.
Please visit our website at www.yrcw.com for more information.
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