CNF reorganizes executive suite

Palo Alto, CA-based transportation conglomerate CNF has appointed a variety of new executives, both within its own corporate structure and that of its LTL subsidiary Ann Arbor, MI-based Con-Way Transportation Services

Palo Alto, CA-based transportation conglomerate CNF has appointed a variety of new executives, both within its own corporate structure and that of its LTL subsidiary Ann Arbor, MI-based Con-Way Transportation Services.

CNF promoted David McClimon, 49, to senior vp at the company and named him president of Con-Way. In his new position, McClimon will have management responsibility for Con-Way's three regional, LTL operations -- Con-Way Central Express, Con-Way Western Express and Con-Way Southern Express. In turn, David Miller, 49, takes over as president of Con-Way Central Express, succeeding McClimon, while James Worthington, 52, replaces Miller as president of Con-Way Southern Express.

John Labrie, 38, steps up to be a CNF vp & president of Con-Way Supply Chain Solutions. In his new position Labrie is responsible for Con-Way Truckload, Con-Way Truckload Brokerage, Con-Way NOW expedited delivery and Con-Way Air Express. Additionally, Labrie is responsible for the company's global expansion strategy, trailer manufacturing and purchasing.

Bryan Millican, 55, is being promoted to senior vp of sales and marketing at CNF, with overall responsibility for sales performance, strategic sales planning and training, branding, marketing, public relations, and communication.

CNF tapped Robert Bianco, 40, as a vp of the company and to serve as president of Menlo Worldwide, CNF’s third-party logistics and supply chain services subsidiary. Finally, Julia "Pat" Jannausch, 50, takes over as CNF’s vp of culture and training with responsibility for management of the company's culture development initiatives, training and a new company-wide leadership development program.

Douglas Stotlar, CNF’s president & CEO, said these promotions and executive shifts are critical to help $ 4 billion CNF move from its traditional model as a holding company to a true operating organization.

“It’s important that our strategic direction be focused on providing our customers with great service and innovative products in freight transportation, logistics and supply chain management,” he said. “This organizational change will allow us to do that by eliminating duplication, leveraging existing company resources and focusing every employee directly on the customer.”

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