Exel Announces New Executive Appointments

Scott Sureddin named Chief Executive Officer of North America; Jose Nava appointed Chief Executive Officer of Latin America

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Exel, the North American leader in contract logistics and a Deutsche Post DHL company, today announced the appointment of Scott Sureddin as Chief Executive Officer North America and José Nava as Chief Executive Officer Latin America. These two new roles are global divisional board level positions, replacing the Americas CEO role previously held by John Gilbert, who was recently promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the global DHL Supply Chain division of Deutsche Post DHL. The new structure for the Americas region ensures a greater focus on the North American and Latin American businesses, and accommodates the growth both businesses have experienced.

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Chief Executive Officer North America
Sureddin is responsible for business in North America with a focus on driving global strategy in a mature market. He was most recently Exel's Chief Operating Officer for the Americas region, responsible for business operation. Sureddin joined Exel in 2002 and has since held a number of leadership positions including president of the Consumer and Life Sciences & Healthcare business units and senior vice president, operations. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas Tech University.  Sureddin will continue to be based in Dallas.

"Exel has seen impressive growth and increased market penetration over the years. I'm looking forward to doing all I can to ensure continued growth and success for this company. We employ the best in the business and we plan to stay firmly in tune with the needs of our customers and remain on the cutting edge of industry development, so that we will continue to be the industry leader," said Sureddin.

Chief Executive Officer Latin America
Nava's focus for the Latin America business is on creating a scalable business platform and capturing the exceptional growth opportunities in this emerging market. Formerly the company's President, Latin America for DHL Supply Chain, Nava was responsible for business operations in that region. Nava holds an MBA from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., and a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He joined the company in 2001 as general director for Mexico. Nava is based in Plantation, Florida.

"In Latin America, we have worked based on a solid strategy, which has enabled us to reach our business goals. In tune with the company's Strategy 2020, we are concentrating on maintaining solid team work, focusing on the right customer opportunities and further leveraging our emerging markets. I look forward to helping our company achieve great success," said Nava.

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Courtenay Hollington
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About Exel
Exel is the North American leader in contract logistics, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including automotive, consumer, retail, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and chemicals. Exel's innovative supply chain solutions, skilled people and regional coverage bring together all aspects of contract logistics in addition to a wide range of integrated, value-added and specialist services. Exel is a wholly owned entity of Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading logistics group. For more information, visit www.exel.com.

Editor's Note:
Additional leadership announcements this week within DHL SUPPLY CHAIN & Exel include:

DHL Supply Chain – Global

  • John Gilbert promoted to Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain globally

DHL Supply Chain - APAC Region

  • Oscar de Bok appointed as CEO for DHL Supply Chain's Asia-Pacific Region
  • Paul Graham named Global COO for DHL Supply Chain and CEO Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa

DHL Supply Chain Europe

  • Paul Graham appointed CEO for Mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEMEA), and divisional Chief Operating Officer
  • Graham Inglis becomes Chief Development Officer, overseeing Sales and Marketing including the global sector and product teams
  • Inglis assumes responsibility for DHL Supply Chain's global Life Sciences & Healthcare and Service Parts Logistics businesses
  • Perry Watts continues as CEO, UK & Ireland, now reporting to the DHL Supply Chain divisional board

Strategy 2020

Deutsche Post DHL recently announced its new "Strategy 2020: Focus.Connect.Grow." as a continuation of the positive momentum generated by the successful "Strategy 2015" defining the Group's next phase of development. Strategy 2020 outlines the Group's strategic priorities for the coming years and underscores the goal to become the company that defines the logistics industry. Among the focus areas of Strategy 2020 are the further expansion of logistics services in the world's emerging markets and the international expansion of the company's successful parcel business in order to take advantage of the global e-commerce boom. Consistent with Strategy 2015, the emphasis will remain on organic growth.

Media Contact: Courtenay Hollington, Fahlgren Mortine, 614-383-1629, courtenay.hollington@fahlgren.com

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