Con-way Multimodal appoints Orr, Dietrich to leadership positions

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Con-way Multimodal, the nationwide truckload brokerage division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, announced that Greg Orr and David Dietrich have joined the company. Greg Orr serves as vice president/general manager at its Portland, Ore., headquarters, while Dietrich holds the same position at the Ann Arbor, Mich., location.

Relaunched in August 2008 as the successor to the company’s previous brokerage operation, Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for truckload freight shipments. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is an operating company of Con-way Inc.

“Greg and David are both ‘roll-up-the-sleeves’ leaders who will deliver real value to customers during these trying economic times,” says Tyler Ellison, president of Con-way Multimodal. “More than ever, the combination of execution excellence and superior values matters. Greg and David exemplify both – they will quickly make a positive impact with both Multimodal customers and employees, enabling accelerated growth.”

In their new positions, Orr and Dietrich are responsible for all profit and loss-related activity for the Portland and Ann Arbor operations, respectively. In addition, they will manage the creation and implementation of overall strategy, and recruit, select and develop team members in accordance with Con-way’s core values of safety, integrity, commitment and excellence. Key objectives emphasize customer/carrier and employee satisfaction, revenue growth and margin maximization.

Orr joins Con-way Multimodal from Greatwide Dedicated Transport in Dallas, where he was vice president of operations overseeing 16 locations across the United States. Prior to that, he managed $375 million in total transportation spend for five customers as vice president/account general manager at Schneider Logistics in Green Bay, Wis. Orr previously had spent nine years in various management roles at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he eventually became regional operations manager with responsibility for a $28 million division.

Prior to his new role with Con-way Multimodal, Dietrich was general manager for M2 Logistics Inc. in Green Bay, where he managed more than $40 million in revenue and more than 500 core carriers. Previously, he spent 11 years with Schneider National Inc. serving in a range of leadership roles in sales and customer service. Most recently, he was the onsite account manager for a consumer packaged goods company; there, he managed 14 associates, $70 million in revenue, a capacity of more than 350 dedicated schematic drivers and a national collaborative fleet of 180 drivers. Under his direction, Schneider received Carrier of the Year awards from the customer in 2004 and 2005.