Brynwood Partners Appoints New Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of IJS Global

Jul 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from Brynwood Partners

    GREENWICH, Conn., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Brynwood Partners is pleased
 to announce the appointment of Giorgio Laccona as Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer of IJS Global Holdings Inc. ("IJS Global"), effective
 July 1, 2006. Brynwood Partners V L.P. acquired Inter-Jet Systems, Inc. in
 December 2004 as part of its strategy to do a build-up in the freight
 forwarding industry. The company subsequently changed its name to IJS
 Global during 2005.
     Mr. Laccona comes to IJS Global with a wealth of experience, a 29-year
 veteran of the freight forwarding and logistics industry. Prior to joining
 IJS Global, Mr. Laccona was President of the Italian-based forwarder Savino
 Del Bene USA Inc. His career in freight forwarding began in 1976, when he
 joined Air Express International, then based in Darien, CT. He went on to
 spend over 20 years with AEI, rising to the post of Senior Vice President
 for the Americas in 1999. When AEI was acquired by Danzas/Deutsche Post in
 early 2000, he remained with Danzas-AEI and was appointed President & CEO
 for the Americas. Mr. Laccona left Danzas-AEI in January 2001 to join Eagle
 Global Logistics as Chief Operating Officer in charge of international
     Hendrik J. Hartong, Jr., Senior Managing Partner of Brynwood Partners,
 stated, "We are delighted to have Giorgio Laccona head up IJS Global. He is
 a seasoned proven leader, highly knowledgeable, innovative and
 customer-focused. These qualities will serve him well in his new position,
 and will benefit IJS Global Inc. as well as our customers."
     Mr. Laccona will be based at IJS Global's headquarters at 5 High Ridge
 Park, Suite 100, Stamford, CT, main telephone number (203) 504-9760.
     Headquartered in Stamford, CT, IJS Global Inc.
 ( is building a global logistics footprint through
 a carefully calibrated strategy of internal growth and timely acquisitions.
 It operates out of seven U.S. offices as well as internationally through a
 network of agents and company owned offices.
     Founded in 1984, Brynwood Partners is a private equity fund which
 invests in lower middle market companies over a long-term horizon targeting
 consumer products, light industrial manufacturing, specialty retailing and
 business services. Brynwood Partners is based in Greenwich, CT. For more
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