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.
Over GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: GXO) is 's werelds grootste leverancier van contractlogistiek die profiteert van de snelle groei van e-commerce, automatisering en outsourcing. GXO streeft ernaar een gevarieerde werkplek van wereldklasse te bieden aan meer dan 135.000 teamleden op meer dan 970 magazijnlocaties met een totale oppervlakte van ongeveer 200 miljoen vierkante meter. Het bedrijf werkt samen met 's werelds toonaangevende blue-chip bedrijven om complexe logistieke uitdagingen op te lossen met technologisch geavanceerde supply chain en e-commerce oplossingen, op schaal en met snelheid. Het hoofdkantoor van GXO is gevestigd in Greenwich, Conn., VS. BezoekGXO.comvoor meer informatie en neem contact op met GXO op LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram en YouTube.