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.
ABOUT IJS GLOBAL INC.
Headquartered in Stamford, CT, IJS Global Inc.
(http://www.ijsglobal.com) 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.
ABOUT BRYNWOOD PARTNERS
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
information, please visit: http://www.brynwoodpartners.com.
SOURCE Brynwood Partners