Landstar appoints two to executive positions

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Landstar System has announced that Landstar Express America President Ron Stanley has been appointed Landstar chief operating officer, and that Landstar Logistics President Jim Handoush has been named president of Landstar Global Logistics.

In August 2005, the company launched Landstar Global Logistics, comprised of Landstar Express America and Landstar Logistics, to better position itself as a global logistics and transportation solutions provider. These executive management appointments lay the foundation on which Landstar will broaden the scope of its supply-chain solutions and international reach, says Henry Gerkens, president and chief executive officer of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company.

Stanley will be responsible for all operating company functions, including those of the Landstar Carrier Group and Landstar Global Logistics. Landstar Carrier Group President Jeff Pundt and Handoush each will report directly to Stanley, who also will be responsible for the expansion of Landstar’s national accounts sales effort. The company is broadening the reach of its national accounts sales force to market Landstar’s line of offerings, including logistics, over-the-road, ocean, air, rail, multimodal and expedited services. Stanley, who joined Landstar in 1996, has 23 years of experience in transportation marketing, specializing in global air freight.

“Ron is an effective leader who delivers results, inspires innovative thinking and has a firm grasp of the global marketplace,” Gerkens says. “He will lead our overall global expansion efforts as we continue to deliver exceptional service to all our customers.”

Handoush, as president of Landstar Global Logistics, will be responsible for the development of both global and domestic business as well as launching the company’s new warehousing initiative. Handoush joined Landstar in 1996 as vice president of finance and administration at Landstar Logistics and has served as president of that company since 2004.

“Jim will play a pivotal role in our efforts to span the globe with our exceptional business model of third-party sales agents and capacity providers eager to meet and exceed customer expectations,” Gerkens says. “Under his leadership, Landstar Global Logistics customers will benefit from a more comprehensive menu of domestic and international transportation and logistics services.”