ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Con-way Freight, a
less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carrier and the largest subsidiary of
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced today that W. Gregory "Greg" Lehmkuhl
will join the organization as Executive Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Lehmkuhl comes to Con-way Freight from sister company Menlo
Worldwide Logistics. In his new role, he will have responsibility for
strategic planning and execution of Con-way Freight's operating network,
process design, analysis and implementation; network configuration and
production efficiency. He also will direct related change management,
employee engagement and leadership development activities in the operations
area designed to enhance the end-to-end customer experience. He will report
to John Labrie, Con-way Freight's president.
"Greg has the background, experience and strategic vision necessary to
advance our goals for improving the customer experience and further
elevating Con-way Freight's performance advantages," said Labrie. "His
skills and leadership, particularly as a process-oriented, customer-focused
manager, are an excellent complement to our team. We look forward to his
contributions as we continue to transform our company to become the
customer's preferred carrier, and refine Con-way's industry-leading
operating model to win in the market."
Mr. Lehmkuhl was previously vice president of Menlo's Automotive
Industry Group (AIG), where for the past seven years he oversaw global
strategic development, solution engineering and implementation, sales,
pricing, customer service and account management. During his tenure as
Menlo's AIG senior leader, he directed the unit's growth from start-up to
over 1,000 employees serving a diverse group of automotive manufacturing
and supplier customers with logistics and transportation management
operations across the United States and 13 countries worldwide. He also has
been instrumental in Menlo's adoption of Lean methodologies for continuous
improvement, since 2003 leading the design and transformation at Menlo of
customer and employee engagement programs to adopt Lean operating processes
Before joining Menlo in 2001 as director of operations, Mr. Lehmkuhl
spent several years in global logistics and operations management with
Delphi Automotive Systems. For Delphi, he managed transportation,
warehousing and customs brokerage for a $13 billion manufacturing operation
spanning 65 plants in 26 countries. Prior to Delphi he worked for Penske
Logistics, where he launched Penske's first automotive lean logistics
operation, and later was a line manager in engineering and logistics
planning for the company's largest automotive customer.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich., where he
earned a bachelor's degree in business with emphasis on materials and
logistics management. He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland
University in Rochester, Mich.
Mr. Lehmkuhl also is a 2004 recipient of the prestigious Raymond F.
O'Brien Award of Excellence, an honor conferred upon exceptional employees
by the then-CNF organization for leadership and professional
accomplishment. Today, the tradition of the O'Brien award is carried on in
the Con-way organization as the Con-way CEO Constellation Award.
Mr. Lehmkuhl will assume his new position with Con-way Freight over the
next 30-45 days following a transition of his responsibilities at Menlo
About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry's leading less-than-truckload (LTL)
freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional
and transcontinental service through a single, unified network of more than
400 operating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto
Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight offers LTL freight
delivery across North America, as well as delivery in the United States for
international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through
its OceanGuaranteed(SM) service. Con-way Freight is a certified FAST
highway carrier and is ISO 9001- and 14001-, C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $4.7
billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company.
For more information, visit http://www.con-way.com/freight.
SOURCE Con-way Freight