Con-way Freight Names W. Gregory Lehmkuhl Executive Vice President - Operations Senior Menlo Executive Joins Freight Management Team in Key Leadership Role



    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.
 
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     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
 and practices.
 
     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
 Worldwide Logistics.
 
     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
 CSA-certified.
 
     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

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