Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) the owner of Freightliner and Pentalver have announced the appointment of Eddie Aston as chief executive officer of its UK / Europe Region.
Eddie joins from background DHL, where he was CEO of Global Sectors, CEO of the Global Life Sciences and Health Care Sector and held leadership positions in DHL’s supply chain solution divisions in the UK. He also served as UK, Ireland and Nordics Managing Director at Ceva Logistics and as UK Managing Director at Northgate Plc.
“Eddie is a seasoned business leader with deep experience in logistics as well as business transformation,” said G&W Chief Executive Officer Jack Hellmann. “He is a highly energetic leader who is intensely focused on customers and will fit in well with G&W’s culture. We are excited for him to lead the next phase of G&W’s business transformation in the UK and continental Europe.”
Eddie succeeds Gary Long, who has served as UK/Europe Region CEO since 2017 and is transitioning back to the United States as planned.