Menlo strengthens management team in Europe
Aug 24, 2011Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has appointed Marco van Walraven as Director of Operations, Europe and Edwin Schouten as Senior Manager, Transportation, Europe.
Menlo has experienced a steady but significant expansion in its business in recent years. With extended warehouse capacity in Germany, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands there is a clear need to reinforce its operational management structure. In addition the expansion of Transport Management Services (TMS) product has been welcomed by customers and requires the resource of a Senior Manager to develop further.
In announcing the two positions, Menlo's Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn said, "Menlo has a reputation of providing long-term solutions to its customers' supply chain management requirements. These are always dynamic in nature and a close working relationship is essential for us to deliver our solutions. Both Marco and Edwin are tasked with managing Menlo's commitment to this intense level of customer relations. Marco will be also be responsible for the continued focus and delivery of Lean within the operation and Edwin will be responsible for all transportation accounts for current customers, as well as have an instrumental role in the future strategy and implementation of that strategy in the region I have every confidence in their abilities to deliver successfully."
Van Walraven has worked for Menlo for 8 years, in various operational management positions for accounts across Europe and has played a key role in the delivery of service quality to customers.
Schouten's career in logistics and transport spans over ten years and includes project management in warehousing for Tibbet and Britten, in the process of which he was involved in services for HP, Unilver and Levi Strauss among others. More latterly, he held positions of Operations Manager and Procurement Manager of International Transport at BU International Transport and Logistics Director at the HZ Transport Group, before joining Menlo.