PLS Appoints Interim President and Chief Operating Officer

Growth Executive to Drive Further Expansion

Oct 08, 2010, 11:33 ET from PLS Logistics Services

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PLS Logistics Services today announced the appointment of Ron Stanley as Interim President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Company's  Board of Directors. These appointments, which are effective immediately, follow the departure of John F Gallardo to pursue other interests.  The Board has commenced a search for the permanent President and will work closely with Mr. Stanley to select the next leader of PLS.  Following the selection of a new President, Mr. Stanley will remain on the Board of Directors and will continue to work closely with PLS.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Stanley, Gregory Burns, Chairman of the Board stated, "We are excited to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Ron Stanley join PLS.  Ron has an impressive reputation in the industry and we are confident that his expertise will drive further growth at PLS Logistics Services."  

Ron Stanley commented, "Over the past six months, I have gotten to know PLS Logistics Services, its reputation in the industry and its long term vision.  I am excited to work closely with the PLS Logistics Services management to drive further supply chain value for PLS' clients."

Ron Stanley has spent more than thirty five years in the transportation and logistics industry in key executive positions with some of the industry's most prominent companies, including Landstar System, CF and Roadway.  Most recently, Mr. Stanley was the Chief Operating Officer of Landstar System, an asset-light transportation company with annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.

Mr. Stanley added, "PLS Logistics Services has an outstanding reputation in the industry and I look forward to working closely with the PLS Board, customers and management team to drive further supply chain efficiencies for our current and future clients."

Commenting on John Gallardo's departure, Mr. Burns said, "Since joining PLS Logistics Services in 2007, John has worked to diversify the PLS business model, build a strong management team and guide operations in a challenging economic environment.  We have enjoyed the benefits of his leadership and loyalty to the company and thank him for his contributions.  We wish him the greatest success in his future endeavors."

About PLS

For over two decades, PLS Logistics Services has been a leading provider of logistics management services.  Based outside of Pittsburgh, PA, PLS ships over one million loads annually utilizing a proprietary web-based transportation management platform, PLS PRO.  The PLS PRO technology optimizes PLS' customer supply chains while reducing costs and improving service levels.  The PLS Transportation network includes over 12,000 motor carriers with more than 1,500,000 trucks, along with Class-1 railroads and major barge companies.

SOURCE PLS Logistics Services