Menlo makes personnel moves

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Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the promotion of Thomas Pan to managing director, North Asia, and simultaneously appointed Leong Choong Cheng to deputy managing director.

“The appointments of Thomas and Leong strengthen the Menlo team as we continue to invest in people and processes in China,” says Gary Kowalski, global chief operating officer. Menlo began expanding in China in 2007 in response to demand from overseas clients with businesses in China. “We are continuing to build our investment in China, which is a strategic component for the global Menlo enterprise.”

The international logistics company’s China operations have made significant progress over the past year, says John Beckett, vice president-international, to whom both Pan and Leong will report. Menlo China has introduced lean practices and streamlined operations during the last 12 months, positioning the company for supply chain services in China including transportation management, warehousing and consulting services.

“Our China revenue increased 23 percent in 2011, the new prospect pipeline grew 70 percent last year, and the new business revenue increased fourfold,” Beckett says.