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PLS Names Interim President and Chief Operating Officer

October 12, 2010

Ron Stanley has joined PLS Logistics Services as interim president and chief operating officer and a member of the company’s board of directors.

These appointments, which are effective immediately, follow the departure of John F. Gallardo to pursue other interests. The board is in search of a permanent president and to select the next leader of PLS, it will work closely with Stanley. 

Stanley, following the selection of a new president, will remain on the board and will continue to work closely with PLS.

"We are excited to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Ron Stanley join PLS. Ron has an impressive reputation in the industry and we are confident that his expertise will drive further growth at PLS Logistics Services,” said Gregory Burns, chairman of the board.

Stanley said, "Over the past six months, I have gotten to know PLS Logistics Services, its reputation in the industry and its long-term vision. I am excited to work closely with the PLS Logistics Services management to drive further supply chain value for PLS' clients."

In the transportation and logistics industry, Stanley has spent more than 35 years and has held key executive positions with some of the industry's most prominent companies, including Landstar System, CF and Roadway. He, most recently, also worked as the chief operating officer of Landstar System, an asset-light transportation company with annual revenue in excess of $2 billion.

“PLS Logistics Services has an outstanding reputation in the industry and I look forward to working closely with the PLS board, customers and management team to drive further supply chain efficiencies for our current and future clients,” said Stanley.

Commenting on Gallardo's departure, Burns said, "Since joining PLS Logistics Services in 2007, John has worked to diversify the PLS business model, build a strong management team and guide operations in a challenging economic environment. We have enjoyed the benefits of his leadership and loyalty to the company and thank him for his contributions. We wish him the greatest success in his future endeavors."

In related news, PLS Logistics Services launched the PLS PRO System, expanding the scope of its Web-based proprietary Transportation Management System.

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Edited by Tammy Wolf