Brentwood, Tenn. (August 19, 2010) — OHL, a leading global logistics company today announced that its Board of Directors elected Scott McWilliams, currently Chief Executive officer, to the position of Executive Chairman of the Board and selected current President and Chief Operating Office, Bert Irigoyen, as Chief Executive Officer.

    McWilliams, a 20 year veteran of OHL, will concentrate on strategic acquisitions and key client relationships to continue OHL’s growth momentum and international expansion. He served as OHL’s President from 1996-2001 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2001. 

    Irigoyen joined OHL in 2006 working on corporate strategy and the integration of several acquisitions that were made in the U.S. and overseas. In 2007 he assumed the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and implemented OHL’s multi-year strategy to grow its product portfolio and accelerate the company’s growth. In 2009 Irigoyen was selected as President and COO. Prior to OHL he was a Managing Director with Nightingale and Associates, a management consultancy firm and an EVP and CFO with Global Knowledge Networks, an industry leader in IT and business training. Irigoyen has over 25 years of global experience in leadership, satisfying customers and building industry leading companies.

    “I am very excited about Bert accepting the CEO role,” commented McWilliams. “He has the acumen, the knowledge and the energy to lead OHL through its next phase of growth. Bert has a deep understanding of our business and has implemented a number of key programs and initiatives that have made us a much more effective organization. I look forward to working with him and the entire OHL board of directors in my new role as Executive Chairman.”
    Irigoyen said, “I am thrilled to become the next CEO of OHL at a time when there is so much momentum in the business. We have a very talented management team executing very effectively. OHL enjoys a great market position and we will invest in further building our global footprint and capabilities. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Scott to build on the great strategy and direction that we have already established.”

    About OHL
    Based in Tennessee, OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. With three business units — Global Freight Management and Logistics, Contract Logistics, and North America Transportation — OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 6,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct to consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.

    For more information about OHL, please call (877) 401-6400 or visit us online at www.ohl.com.

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