NZ 3PL firm appoints new CEO

New Zealand–based third party logistics (3PL) company, Online Distribution, has appointed Greg Managh to the role of Chief Executive.

Online Distribution Director and company founder, Ben Evans, said the appointment of Managh and the formation of a company board is reflective of the company’s evolution since its beginnings in 1987.

“Back then we started out with just one warehouse, one client and a few staff; today we have 13 warehouses across Christchurch and Auckland, serving over 200 clients and we employ 111 permanent staff who are supported by our own pool of casual staff,” he said.

Managh praises Evans for his foresight in establishing a company based around a trend towards the outsourcing of logistics that he had observed overseas.

“I have huge regard for Ben and what he has achieved in making Online Distribution the great brand that it is today, and I am looking forward to contributing to the next phase of the story,” said Managh.

Managh joined Online Distribution as Northern Regional Manager in February 2018 and this position within the company’s senior leadership team has reportedly given him the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the business.

“Greg is an accomplished and proven leader, whose extensive industry and senior management experience make him well-qualified to lead us into the future,” said Evans.

While Evans is moving away from a direct management role, he will remain active within the company as a board member with a focus on research and strategy.

Both Evans and Managh agree that Online Distribution is well-placed to continue to make the most of the opportunities presented by new technology, domestic and global trends towards outsourcing logistics services, and the rise of ecommerce and omnichannel business.

Evans noted that a distinct advantage in the market remains its independence from multinational transport and freight forwarding ownership, allowing the business to develop strategic partnerships and solutions that benefit its clients and their customers.

(Image: Newly appointed CEO of Online Distribution, Greg Managh.)

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