Potter named president of Con-Way Now

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Con-Way Transportation Services has announced that Michelle M. Potter has been appointed president of Con-Way Now. Potter replaces Ed Conaway, who was named vice president of sales for Con-Way.

Potter, 36, will be responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of all the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company’s business operations — Con-Way Now, Con-Way Retail and truckload broker Con-Way Full-Load. She also will have day-to-day oversight responsibilities of the marketing, operations, sales, personnel, information technology, administration and accounting functions.

“Michelle’s management skills and operations knowledge make her the ideal person to lead Con-Way Now,” says John G. Labrie, president of supply chain services. “She understands the business mission and what needs to be done.” Potter will report to Labrie.

Potter, an original employee of Con-Way Now, was hired in 1996 as an administrative assistant; she was promoted six months later to supervisor of administration. In 1998 she was promoted to manager of administration, and later to director of administration and human resources. In 2001 she was promoted to director of operations, and in 2002 she was promoted to vice president of operations. Potter earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with double majors in math and management from Adrian College.

Con-Way Transportation Services is a transportation and services company that provides time-definite and day-definite freight delivery and logistics services for commercial and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Con-Way is a subsidiary of San Mateo, Calif.-based CNF Inc.