March 12, 2013: Globe Express Services ®, one of the world's top 100 global logistics providers with a market presence in over 80 countries, proudly announces the appointment of Oliver Huber as President North America, effective March 18, 2013. During a career dedicated to global logistics, Mr. Huber has successfully built large businesses, managed turnarounds and implemented corporate change while ensuring a strong sense of teamwork and cohesiveness. Areas of emphasis in his management approach include strategic planning through sales and market management; partnership building with customers, carriers and vendors; industry and vertical analysis; new business/vertical development; and continuous operational improvement. Mr. Huber, who currently resides in Charlotte, home to GES's global headquarters, will assume responsibility for the United States and Canada, reporting to President & CEO Michael C. Hughes.
“Like all of the leaders who've recently joined our team,” Mr. Hughes commented, “Oliver shares a passion for rapidly growing our business, thrilling our customers with superior service, and providing values driven people leadership. During his career, he's had oversight for product development, air and ocean freight, gateway utilization, yield management and trade lane growth – tenets of our future plans for North America and other key regions, as we implement a One Company–One Global Team culture.”
For the past 17 years, Mr. Huber has worked with UTi Worldwide, Inc., a global freight forwarder and integrated contract logistics company, where he most recently served as Vice President Southeast and Caribbean Region and as a member of the company's Global Ocean Procurement committee for carrier selection. His responsibilities included establishing operational infrastructure at UTi Worldwide for both ocean and air freight gateway operations for Asia, and more specifically, for the China marketplace. Mr. Huber originally joined the industry in an air freight operations and route management role with Lufthansa, followed by several operational roles on both the air and ocean freight sides of the industry.