Wheels Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Wheels Group Inc. ("Wheels" or the "Company") (TSXV: WGI), a leading North American 3PL, supply chain logistics provider, is pleased to announce that Tim Boyce has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mr Boyce will lead the development and implementation of the Company's sales and marketing strategies to drive continued growth while supporting customer satisfaction and retention.
For the past 19 years, Mr. Boyce has served in numerous segments of the transportation industry, including senior management roles with Canpar Transport, TST (formerly TNT) Overland Express and, most recently, with Canadian Pacific Railway.
Wheels is also pleased to announce that Mike McCarron will join the Company's mergers and acquisitions team through the provision of consulting services related to identifying consolidation and acquisition opportunities within the Canadian third party and freight brokerage sectors, with a focus on small and medium sized companies.
Mike McCarron has over 30 years of industry experience and was one of the founding partners of MSM Transportation, acquired by Wheels in October, 2012. Mr. McCarron has held numerous leadership positions within the transportation industry. He currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors and is the Convention Chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association. Mr. McCarron also serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and is a Past President of the Toronto Transportation Club.
"We look forward to Mr. Boyce's continued contribution to Wheels' success and welcome Mr. McCarron to the team. The Company will benefit from their experience and leadership as we execute on our aggressive growth plans, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions." said Doug Tozer, CEO of Wheels.
Founded in 1988, Wheels Group Inc. is a leading North American 3PL, supply chain logistics provider. As a non-asset provider, the Company develops advanced supply chain solutions delivered through its qualified partner network of over 5,000 truck, rail, air, and ocean carriers. Wheels Group Inc. serves consumer goods, food and beverage, manufacturing and retail clients through 20 offices throughout the US and Canada. Wheels Group Inc. has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies since 1997, Platinum since 2003. Wheels Group has been named one of North America's Top 100 third-party logistics ("3PL"), one of the Top 100 Food 3PL's and one of the Top Five IMC's (intermodal marketing companies).
Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Wheels Group Inc. with the securities regulatory authorities, available under the profile of the Company at www.SEDAR.com.
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SOURCE: Wheels Group Inc.For further information:
Patrick J Marshall
VP Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Wheels Group Inc.
Tel: (905) 602-2700