Con-way Multimodal adds Barnes, Orr to leadership team

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Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc.’s operating unit Menlo Worldwide Logistics, announced the appointments of C. Thomas “Tommy” Barnes and Greg Orr to the roles of president and vice president of operations, respectively. Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments.

As president of Con-way Multimodal, Barnes is responsible for the strategic growth, financial and operating performance of the company. Specifically, he will evaluate opportunities for global expansion and capitalize on all internal synergies with Con-way Inc.’s business units. Orr is taking on an expanded role as vice president of operations, managing all current operations and leading key expansion efforts.

“Tommy and Greg bring impressive industry knowledge and the proven leadership skills necessary to take Con-way Multimodal to the next level, both here in the United States and globally,” says John Beckett, vice president of industry group logistics for Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “They’re both results-oriented transportation and logistics experts who have made significant contributions and enjoyed great success in their professional careers. We’re pleased to have them on board.”

Barnes joined Menlo Worldwide in 2000 as transportation project manager and subsequently served as a senior logistics manager and in other operational and account-facing roles prior to his most recent position as director of transportation procurement. Prior to Menlo, he was Newell Rubbermaid’s director of transportation for North America and Europe. Barnes began his career with Gatx Logistics as transportation manager for the company’s Chicago operations.

Prior to his new role, Orr was vice president andgeneral manager at Con-way Multimodal’s operation in Portland, Ore., where he was responsible for all profit and loss-related activity. He also managed the creation and implementation of overall strategy, with key objectives emphasizing customer/carrier and employee satisfaction, revenue growth and margin maximization. Orr joined 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 was vice president and account general manager at Schneider Logistics. Orr had previously spent nine years in various management roles at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.