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XPO Logistics nomina Bill Fraine Chief Commercial Officer di GXO Logistics

Comunicato stampa | Greenwich, Conn. | 30 Aprile 2021

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) ha annunciato oggi la nomina di Bill Fraine come Chief Commercial Officer di GXO Logistics, Inc, il previsto spin-off dell'attività logistica di XPO. Sarà responsabile della direzione delle attività go-to-market di GXO, focalizzandosi sull’allineare la crescita con la creazione di valore a lungo termine, quando la prevista separazione sarà completa.  
 
Fraine è entrato in XPO nel 2011 come Head of Operations and Account Management e ricopre attualmente il ruolo di Division President, Supply Chain per le aree Americhe ed Asia Pacifico. Ha supervisionato l'integrazione di diverse acquisizioni di XPO e ha ristrutturato le attività in Nord America per segmenti verticali di clientela. Prima di entrare in XPO, Fraine ha trascorso 23 anni in FedEx, progredendo da gestore di front-line a responsabile delle vendite. 
 
Fin dal primo giorno di attività, GXO opererà con un ampio portafolio clienti, tra cui il 30% delle aziende Fortune 100. Fraine supervisionerà tutti gli aspetti della strategia di vendita di GXO in segmenti verticali chiave tra cui l’e-commerce, il retail, l’abbigliamento e l’elettronica di consumo. 
 
Brad Jacobs, Chairman e Chief Executive Officer, ha dichiarato: “Bill possiede tutte le qualità di un CCO di prim'ordine ed il curriculum per sostenerlo. Sono entusiasta di vederlo guidare gli sforzi di GXO per rafforzare le relazioni a lungo termine con i clienti esistenti, così come aggiungere nuovi business da altre aziende di prim’ordine". 
 
Come precedentemente annunciato, XPO prevede di completare lo spin-off della sua attività logistica creando una società separata e quotata in borsa nella seconda metà del 2021. Come secondo più grande fornitore di contract logistics al mondo, GXO sarà ben posizionata per capitalizzare i principali venti favorevoli nel settore della logistica come l'espansione dell'e-commerce, la domanda crescente dei clienti per l'automazione delle attività logistiche e la tendenza fiorente verso l'outsourcing della supply chain. Le operazioni comprendono attualmente circa 890 sedi in 27 paesi.  

 
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