ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sept. 22, 2011 — Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit.
The announcement was made by Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way Inc. president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010.
“Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He has done an excellent job guiding the organization through many challenges, executing our improvement plans and positioning Con-way Freight with effective strategies for continued success.”
“Our LTL company has regained its footing,” Stotlar continued. “These results are a testament to Greg’s collaborative leadership, strategic insight, hard work, and the trust and credibility he’s established with our employees and the Board. These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”
In conjunction with his promotion to President of Con-way Freight, Lehmkuhl, 38, also was named an executive vice president of Con-way Inc., the parent company of Con-way Freight.
“I want to thank the Board and our employees for their confidence and support,” said Lehmkuhl. “It is an honor and a privilege to lead this organization. We have made great strides putting Con-way Freight back on track and I look forward to sustaining and accelerating the process gained under Doug’s leadership.”
Lehmkuhl was previously Con-way Freight’s executive vice president of operations, responsible for strategic planning and execution of the company’s operating network, process design, analysis and implementation; network configuration and production efficiency. He also directed Con-way Freight’s change management, employee engagement and leadership development activities.
He joined Con-way Freight in August 2008 from sister company Menlo Worldwide Logistics. As vice president of Menlo's Automotive Industry Group, he oversaw global strategic development, solution engineering and implementation, sales, operations, pricing, customer service and account management. During his tenure at Menlo, he played a key role leading the organization in the adoption of Lean principles and operating processes.
Before joining Menlo in 2001, he held logistics and operations management positions with Delphi Automotive Systems and Penske Logistics.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., where he earned a bachelor's degree in business with emphasis on materials and logistics management. He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
He is based at Con-way Freight’s headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich.