Amsterdam, Netherlands—July 25, 2012—Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC (of Con-way Inc.), a global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services appointed Robert Schaap, Jeroen Tempels and Joel van Tergouw to strengthen its management team in Europe and further develop its quality service to customers throughout the region.
The three new general managers will report to Marco van Walraven, Director of Operations Europe, and will focus on the continuation of operational excellence for existing European customers; the support and expansion of Lean philosophy and practices within the operations; and driving further growth in Europe.
“The appointment of these three GMs supports Menlo’s mission to drive value for customers through solid operational execution, while at the same time providing tactical and strategic focus on customer account development and growth into longer term strategic partnerships,” said Van Walraven.
Schaap will take over the responsibility for Menlo’s multi-user sites located in Maastricht and Eersel, Netherlands. With a combined total of 58,000 square meters of warehouse space, these distribution centers provide a wide range of services to multiple customers in different industries, such as apparel, footwear, healthcare and high-tech. He formerly held management positions in both logistics service provider and end-user companies with significant experience of establishing new-site operations—such as Cisco Systems and Diebold.
Tempels will lead Menlo’s operations in Central Europe (Czech and Hungary), Germany and a high-tech site at the port of Rotterdam. These sites provide a wide range of value added services across a number of industry sectors. He has over twelve years of experience in supply chain activities including both project and line management roles and held various positions within DHL.
Van Tergouw will be responsible for a number of locations across Benelux, the UK and Ireland and will focus on the high-tech industry sector. He has over 10 year experience in various capacities including third-party transportation and warehousing operations and held positions with Texas Instruments and DHL.
“With continued growth in the region, these appointments will further strengthen our management team,” said Tony Gunn, Managing Director, Europe, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “All three GMs bring a wealth of experience in logistics, quality management and Lean methodologies. We will continue to strengthen our organization in the commitment to driving continuous improvement and value to our customers.”