Intradco appoints McMullen as CEO as it looks to expand beyond animals

Charlie McMullen. Source: Intradco

Animal transport specialist Intradco Global has appointed Charlie McMullen as its new chief executive as it targets growth in international and non-animal markets.

McMullen began working at the company in 2011 and until his latest promotion held the position of director.

In his new role, he will “continue to expand the business across global markets, focusing on sustainable international growth”.

“He will use his expertise to manage the sales strategy and product development across Intradco Global’s global locations, whilst executing the design and development of the company’s industry-leading in-flight equipment for equine, livestock and exotics transportation,” the Chapman Freeborn-owned company said.

McMullen began his career at Intradco Global in 2011 as a stall manager and in-flight project manager.

He became director in 2015, taking over from his father, Eddie McMullen, who established the company in 1987.

McMullen said: “It has been a privilege to help develop the Intradco Global product and brand over the last eight years, but the next phase of the journey looks even more exciting.

“It is a business that is very close to my heart, so seeing the team develop from a small group of UK-based experts to a team of 25+ people across four continents, all thriving within our unique and adventurous culture, is a pleasure to see.

“We have progressive plans to continue improving the quality, safety and cost efficiency of live animal transport over the coming years.

“Paired with ambitious geographical growth, I am excited to see Intradco Global becoming a household name in new markets. Equally as important, my job will be to make sure we still have fun whilst doing it.”

McMullen added that the company would also look to re-enter verticals that it used to serve.

“Most people do not know that Intradco Global had its original roots in the more holistic general cargo market, where ‘In-trad-co’ stood for International Trading Company.

“Over the years we have become more and more specialised in specific niches. The last decade has seen Intradco Global focusing almost solely on live animal transport, however, in the near future we will re-enter some other verticals that we believe have strong synergies with our live product.

“This will come under the division of ‘Intradco Dynamiq’ focusing on difficult cargo that requires a hands-on approach.

“New teams are being developed to focus on these new verticals, whilst having the existing backbone of Intradco Global’s core skills and competencies in dealing with complex logistics. An exciting road map had been drawn out starting from early 2024 until 2030.”

Intradco Global transports over 300 cattle to West Africa

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]