Lehmkuhl named Con-way Freight president

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Con-way Inc. on Thursday, Sept. 22, announced that Greg Lehmkuhl has been named president of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload subsidiary and largest operating unit. Lehmkuhl, 38, also was named an executive vice president of Con-way Inc., the parent company of Con-way Freight.

“Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” says Douglas Stotlar, Con-way Inc. president and chief executive officer, who has served as interim president of Con-way Freight since August 2010. “He has done an excellent job guiding the organization through many challenges, executing our improvement plans and positioning Con-way Freight with effective strategies for continued success. Our LTL company has regained its footing. These results are a testament to Greg’s collaborative leadership, strategic insight, hard work and the trust and credibility he’s established with our employees and the board. These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”

Lehmkuhl was previously Con-way Freight’s executive vice president of operations, responsible for strategic planning and execution of the company’s operating network, process design, analysis and implementation, network configuration and production efficiency. He also directed Con-way Freight’s change management, employee engagement and leadership development activities.

He joined Con-way Freight in August 2008 from sister company Menlo Worldwide Logistics. As vice president of Menlo’s Automotive Industry Group, he oversaw global strategic development, solution engineering and implementation, sales, operations, pricing, customer service and account management. During his tenure at Menlo, he played a key role leading the organization in the adoption of Lean principles and operating processes. Before joining Menlo in 2001, he held logistics and operations management positions with Delphi Automotive Systems and Penske Logistics.