Schenker of Canada

Schenker of Canada

September 24, 2007 12:14 ET

Schenker of Canada to Launch New Courier Services Division

Kathy Kropf, Former Managing Director, Canadian World Wide Sales at FedEx to Lead the Charge for Schenker

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2007) - Schenker of Canada Limited today announced the coming launch of its new Courier Division with Kathy Kropf at the helm as Director. The Courier Division will officially launch later in Q4 of this year.

Ms. Kropf brings many years of logistics and transportation expertise to her new role. Most recently, she was Managing Director, Canadian World Wide Sales at FedEx Canada. As Director of Schenker's new Courier Division, Ms. Kropf will plan and oversee the completion of the company's offering in this critical part of the market.

Schenker's Courier Division compliments the company's growing suite of solutions for its customers. Combined with its strong credentials and partnership with Canada's leading courier companies, which facilitate end-delivery, Schenker will provide a complete door to door transportation and logistics service. With the recent integration of BAX Global now complete, Schenker provides solutions for skid and package shipments. In fact, Schenker is the only company offering trans-border, domestic and international service with both heavy weight and courier integrated services.

From 1995 to 2007, Ms. Kropf held progressively more responsible positions with FedEx Canada, culminating in her Managing Director role which she held for over four years. Working with many Fortune 500 customers, Ms. Kropf was directly responsible for the strategic planning, execution and performance of the Canadian World Wide division. Prior to that role, Ms. Kropf was employed with FedEx Ground and Roadway Express.

"We are very fortunate to be able to bring someone on board with Kathy's expertise and years of experience," says Dwayne Hihn, Senior Vice President - Air Products, at Schenker of Canada. "I know that she will embody the tradition of Schenker's top-notch service for all of our customers."

"This is an extremely exciting time for Schenker," adds Kathy Kropf, Director, Courier Services, Schenker of Canada. "Schenker is expanding its services in many ways and I'm proud to be part of its future successes."

About Schenker of Canada

Schenker is the 2nd largest Logistics Service Provider in Canada, with sales of over $1Billion and operating from over 40 sites across the country. Schenker Canada spans a coast-to-coast network that extends to all major harbours, airports and border crossings. In just over half a century, the business has grown to include 2,000 Schenker employees. Schenker of Canada has a portfolio of supply chain services in Canada that include: Contract Warehousing/Distribution, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Land Transportation, and Customs Brokerage and Consulting; as well as services for Global Sports Events and Dedicated Freight Management.

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