New President and Vice President of Operations to Drive Domestic and Global Expansion Goals
PORTLAND, Ore., and ANN ARBOR, Mich. - October 26, 2010
Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.’s (NYSE: CNW) operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, today announced the appointments of C. Thomas “Tommy” Barnes and Greg Orr to the roles of president and vice president of operations, respectively. Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments.
As president of Con-way Multimodal, Barnes is responsible for the strategic growth, financial and operating performance of the company. Specifically he will evaluate opportunities for global expansion and capitalize on all internal synergies with Con-way Inc.’s business units. Greg Orr is taking on an expanded role as vice president of operations managing all current operations and leading key expansion efforts.
“Tommy and Greg bring impressive industry knowledge and the proven leadership skills necessary to take Con-way Multimodal to the next level both here in the United States and globally,” said John Beckett, vice president of industry group logistics, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “They’re both results-oriented transportation and logistics experts who have made significant contributions and enjoyed great success in their professional careers. We’re pleased to have them on board.”
Barnes joined Menlo Worldwide in 2000 as transportation project manager and subsequently served as a senior logistics manager and in other operational and account-facing roles prior to his most recent position as director of transportation procurement. Prior to Menlo, he was Newell Rubbermaid’s director of transportation for North America and Europe. Barnes began his career with GATX Logistics as transportation manager for the company’s Chicago operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business logistics and transportation from the University of Tennessee.
Prior to his new role, Orr was vice president/general manager at Con-way Multimodal’s Portland, Ore., operation where he was responsible for all profit and loss-related activity. He also managed the creation and implementation of overall strategy, with key objectives emphasizing customer/carrier and employee satisfaction, revenue growth and margin maximization.
Orr joined Con-way Multimodal from Greatwide Dedicated Transport in Dallas, where he was vice president of operations overseeing 16 locationsacross the United States. Prior to that, he was vice president/account general manager at Schneider Logistics. Orr had previously spent nine years in various management roles at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Indiana.
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About Con-way Multimodal
Con-way Multimodal, a division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, provides expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business, focusing on flexible, efficient capacity solutions for the marketplace. Con-way Multimodal complements Menlo’s best in class 3PL and 4PL services for large customers by offering leverage and personal attention to small- and medium-sized buyers of logistics. Through its network of more than 15,000 carriers, Con-way Multimodal arranges resources to meet the capacity needs of its shippers using over-the-road, intermodal, dry van, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation solutions. The Portland, Ore.-based company is an operating unit of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.