HOOFDDORP, the Netherlands, January 14 /PRNewswire/ --
-- New Supply Chain Consolidation Unit Provides Fresh Approach to Customer Servicing
CEVA Logistics, the 4th largest global supply chain provider, announced today the appointment of Bill Aldridge to the position of Executive Vice President for its newly created business unit, International Logistics Solutions (ILS). ILS provides end-to-end supply chain solutions from purchase order to point of sale. It combines direct operational execution, supplier and carrier management and consulting expertise which complement CEVA's core services in freight management and contract logistics.
ILS's current service offering and future expansion plans will be focused in the Asian and other emerging markets which support low cost sourcing and manufacturing, with primary operations in Hong Kong and mainland China, complemented by full export management services to North America, Europe and the rest of the world. CEVA's global network, especially its Retail and Consumer organization will work closely with ILS in designing and delivering customized solutions to some 15,000 potential clients who are looking to a company that makes dynamic decisions throughout the various stages in the supply chain.
Based in New Jersey, USA, Bill Aldridge has an extensive career in the industry. Prior to CEVA, he was International Supply Chain president at DHL/Exel Supply Chain and served as managing and regional director for companies such as American President Lines and Hapag - Lloyd (America). "I am very excited with the opportunity to leverage the contract logistics and freight management businesses within CEVA. I am proud to be part of an organization which applies a dynamic yet collaborative approach in fulfilling customer's needs," said Aldridge.
Vittorio Favati, CEVA Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific, said, "Bill is one of the most experienced, committed and passionate leaders within our industry. He has a unique understanding of the complexities of this business, and has had remarkable success in managing trade between Asia and the West."
CEVA. Making Business Flow
CEVA Logistics supply chain management is recognised by its customers for making their business flow through our commitment to their success. CEVA focuses on a diverse range of market sectors including automotive & tires, technology, industrial, retail & consumer, health care, publishing, aerospace and oil & gas. We offer our customers increased efficiency and reduced transit times, thanks to our ongoing focus on operations excellence and the visibility and control that we create in supply chains. As a leading global logistics company, we provide end-to-end design, implementation and operation of logistics solutions in contract logistics, freight forwarding, distribution management and transportation management for large and medium-sized national and multinational companies.
CEVA combines the heritage of two great companies, TNT Logistics and EGL, which merged in August 2007. We employ more than 52,000 people and operate an extensive global network with facilities in over 100 countries worldwide. We operate 614 warehouses around the globe summing a combined space of approximately 8.6 million square meters. For fiscal year 2006, CEVA reported combined pro forma sales of EUR 6 billion. CEVA is an Apollo portfolio company. Apollo is one of the leading private equity investors in the world. CEVA's CEO is John Pattullo. For more information http://www.cevalogistics.com
For more information contact: Paula Satink, Senior Public Relations, +31-23-568-3492, Paula.Satink@cevalogistics.com