Pilot Freight Service appoints non-executive chair

Logistics provider Pilot Freight Services (Pilot) has appointed Jerome Lorrain as non-executive chair, as well as a member of the company board.

Lorrain, who replaces former non-executive chair Don DeFosset, has more than 20 years’ of experience in supply chains, logistics and transportation.

DeFosset will remain a member of the board of directors.

Lorrain’s previous roles throughout his career included chief executive, North America, at CEVA Logistics; chief operating officer of freight management, also at CEVA Logistics; and chief executive of Wallenborn Transports.

At CEVA, Lorrain led a $2.5bn revenue business and directed more than 13,000 professionals, as well as overseeing air, ocean and ground freight operations. At Wallenborn, he led a strategic transformation of the company, expanded operations and boosted revenues.

Prior to Wallenborn, Lorrain worked at Kuehne+Nagel in a variety of roles, including: manager of contract logistics in Luxembourg; general manager of contract logistics in India; and managing director of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Pilot chief executive Gordon Branov commented: “We are pleased to have Lorrain join our board and believe he brings valuable insights from his global experience and vast network in our industry that will benefit Pilot as we continue to expand and execute on our mission of providing an unparalleled customer experience and achieving operational excellence.”

Lorrain added: “Pilot is highly regarded as a leading provider of transportation and logistics services with a track record of best-in-class customer experience and unique capabilities for high value freight and business-to-consumer home delivery. I look forward to helping the Pilot team achieve further growth while staying true to what makes Pilot great.”

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