XPO Logistics Appoints Tony Brooks As President Of LTL Business

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  1. Freightmaster1

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    XPO Logistics Appoints Tony Brooks as President of Less-Than-Truckload Business
    Career transportation and logistics executive to lead second largest LTL operation in North America
    GREENWICH, Conn. - November 4, 2015 -
    XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) ("XPO") today announced that it has appointed Tony Brooks as president of the company's less-than-truckload (LTL) business, effective November 11, 2015. Mr. Brooks will have executive responsibility for XPO's LTL operations in North America, recently acquired as part of the Con-way Inc. transaction.

    Mr. Brooks is a 30-year career transportation and logistics executive who has run three of the largest fleets in North America. He has managed complex networks in large companies, including Sysco Corporation, Dean Foods, Sears Holdings Corporation, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, and 11 years with LTL long-haul carrier Roadway Express, Inc.

    Mr. Brooks joined XPO from multinational food distributor Sysco, where he was responsible for North American field operations. Prior to Sysco, he served as senior vice president of logistics for Dean Foods, with responsibility for logistics, delivery, warehousing and fleet management. Earlier, over a decade in national operations with Sears, Mr. Brooks drove significant cost efficiencies and improved safety performance. For PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, he held executive responsibility for regional transportation, fleet, warehousing and inventory management.

    Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, "Tony is a high impact player with 11 years in LTL, who has run three of the largest fleets in North America. Over his 30-year career, he has held senior operating positions with best-in-class organizations such as Sysco, Dean Foods, Sears and PepsiCo. We're excited that Tony will be leading our LTL platform in North America to its full potential as part of our larger service offering."

    Mr. Brooks holds a master's of business administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
    About XPO Logistics, Inc.
    XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. The company provides services for less-than-truckload transportation, truckload brokerage and transportation, last mile logistics, engineered supply chain solutions, high-value-add warehousing and distribution, ground and air expedite, intermodal, drayage, global forwarding and managed transportation. XPO serves more than 50,000 customers with a highly integrated network of over 84,000 employees and 1,469 locations in 32 countries. XPO's corporate headquarters is in Greenwich, Conn., USA, and its European headquarters is in Lyon, France. www.xpo.com
    Investor Contact:
    XPO Logistics, Inc.
    Tavio Headley, +1-203-930-1602
    tavio.headley@xpo.com
     
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  2. snaildriver

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    We all know how that worked out.
     
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  3. ABFer

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    I don't know, Big 'R' was OK, 'til Yellow got a hold of it. They were bastards to work for though (from what I've heard).
     
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  4. walken1414

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    So he got his degree from a cereal company?
     
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  5. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    Brought in a Roadway guy.....that always ends well....ask the guys at Yellow!
     
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    I can't quite put my thumb on it but I have a bad feeing about this guy. I have friends who drive for Sysco and that place sounds like a real nightmare! Maybe that's part of the reason, also his past with Roadway is concerning. I don't want to sound like one of the naysayers about this, I have tried to remain positive through this whole process and will continue to do so. But like I said I just got a bad feeling...
     
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    Same here since Roadway came up!
     
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    I've been with 2 transit company's in 20 years and I lost count of his number. This guy is in for the long haul. Not
     
  9. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    All true but at least the guy isn't from yellow or Conway right?
     
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    Let the fun begin
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    Comes from two Union companies that have had some problems. Not a fan of this. Hopefully Jacobs has an eye on him.
     
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    Yea because Jacobs would be such a good mentor. Insert extreme sarcasm!
     
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    Roadway was a good, debt free LTL. Yellow ruined it.
     
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    Not so much as a mentor as much as an owner with a short leash.
     
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    I don't see why Jacobs would care, he knows he's out for good soon and has a big fat check to help him care less.
     
  18. Getoverit

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    The guy made a big turn around at Roadway, things only went bad after Yellow bought them! They were buying new equipment and making money prior to that..... He was handed a turd with Roadway and did manage to turn it around, so having someone with experience in the business is more than likely a good thing I would think.
     
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    Dougie or Tony. I take my chances with Tony.
     
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    just got home and logged on and then i see this piece about a new president for our LTL. i was good w/ his resume till I read 'roadway' in it and said out loud to myself, "Oh No, not roadway". I hope that I'm not equating this tony guy w/ the sorry roadway (YRC) equipment that I see a lot of. I sure hope that he will pan out to be a winner for us and lead us to our full potential and industry profitability like in the good old hey days of Conway.
     
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