Logistics industry veteran Willem Veekens to focus on accelerating growth, continuing this year’s record number of warehouse start-ups
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, announced today that it has hired European contract logistics veteranWillem Veekens as Managing Director for its operations in Belgium and the Netherlands.
“We are delighted to welcome Willem Veekens to our European team,” said Paul Mohan, Managing Director, Continental Europe for GXO. “Willem brings more than two decades of experience in the European contract logistics industry to this role, and his expertise in customer service, operations, sales and people engagement will be instrumental in continuing GXO’s exceptional growth in Belgium and the Netherlands, which has seen a record number of warehouse start-ups this year.”
At GXO, Veekens will lead the team with a focus on cultivating an environment of operations excellence that delivers superior customer satisfaction across existing and new operations in Belgium and the Netherlands. The team will also continue to foster a value-driven culture by developing employee engagement and motivation, differentiating GXO from its competitors and driving the creation of value for all stakeholders.
Immediately prior to joining GXO, Veekens served as Managing Director – Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg for CEVA Logistics, where he had also held several senior director roles.
GXO serves national and international businesses operating in sectors such as food and beverage, ecommerce and retail across the Netherlands and Belgium. The company currently employs approximately 12,000 team members, across 45 warehouse locations operating a total area of approximately 1.7 million square meters where the use of technology is a core competitive advantage for GXO. Services include warehousing and order preparation, e‑fulfilment, returns and reverse logistics, and distribution and managed transport.
A propos de GXO Logistics
GXO logistics, Inc. (NYSE : GXO) est le plus grand prestataire pure-player de logistique contractuelle au monde et bénéficie de la croissance rapide du e-commerce, de l'automatisation et de l'externalisation. GXO s'engage à fournir un environnement de travail diversifié de niveau international à ses 130 000 collaborateurs répartis sur 970 sites totalisant une surface d’environ 18,5 millions de mètres carrés d’entreposage. L'entreprise collabore avec des clients d’envergure internationale pour relever des défis logistiques complexes grâce à des solutions technologiquement avancées et des solutions pour le e-commerce à grande échelle et d’implémentation rapide. Le siège social de GXO est situé à Greenwich, dans le Connecticut, aux États-Unis. Rendez-vous sur GXO.com pour plus d’informations, et suivez GXO sur LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram et YouTube.