AMSTERDAM and SEWICKLEY, Pennsylvania, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- General Logistics Systems B.V. has appointed Ivan Hofmann as CEO of GLS US Inc., with immediate effect. In this position Ivan Hofmann will oversee the GLS Group's US activities.
Ivan Hofmann is a veteran of the transportation industry with 35 years of experience, having held various management positions in both sales and operations functions. He began his professional career after graduating from Ohio University in 1970. In 1985, he joined Roadway Package Systems (RPS), now FedEx Ground, as Vice President of Operations, later becoming President and CEO. After the acquisition by FedEx he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Ground.
In 2004, he co-founded ETC & Associates, a transportation consulting firm. He also serves on several Boards of Directors, primarily for transportation related companies.
In his role, which will be part-time, Ivan Hofmann will report to Rico Back, CEO Royal Mail plc.
"We are very pleased to be able to appoint Ivan to this position, as his experience will help us to scale up and further strengthen our US business," said Rico Back. "Ivan will also support the GLS Group in expanding its business activities in the US."
"I am looking forward to building and expanding GLS' presence in the US within the strategy of a careful and focused geographic expansion," added Ivan Hofmann. "At the same time I will oversee the integration of GSO and Postal Express which were acquired in October 2016 and April 2017 respectively."
The GLS Group
GLS, General Logistics Systems B.V. (headquartered in Amsterdam), realises reliable, high-quality parcel services for over 270,000 customers, complemented by logistics and express services. "Quality leader in European parcel logistics" is GLS' guiding principle, sustainability being one of the core values. Through wholly owned and partner companies, the Group provides a network coverage of 41 European and seven U.S. states and is globally connected via contractual agreements. Over 70 central and regional transhipment points and more than 1,000 depots are at GLS' disposal. With its ground based network GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. GLS counts 18,000 employees and every day around 30,000 vehicles are on route for GLS. In the financial year 2017/18 GLS achieved revenues of 2.9 billion euros and transported 534 million parcels.
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