UTi Worldwide names new CEO

UTI Worldwide has appointed Eric Kirchner as its new chief executive officer, as of 19 January, 2009. He succeeds Roger MacFarlane, one of the company’s original founders.

Mr MacFarlane will become the company’s non-executive chairman on the board of directors effective on Mr. Kirchner’s start date.

Mr MacFarlane said: “We are very pleased to have Eric join UTi during this exciting period in the company’s history. Eric’s deep industry knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the. He is the best person to lead the company at this point and the longer term journey beyond.”

Mr Kirchner said: “In this business, people are a company’s most important asset. To that end, I look forward to working with the successful team at UTi and building on the company’s leadership role by delivering even greater value for all stakeholders.”

Mr Kirchner comes to UTi Worldwide from UPS Supply Chain Solutions where he most recently served as president of freight forwarding.

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