IJS Global names Laccona chairman, CEO
Stamford, Conn.-based forwarding company IJS Global Inc. has appointed Giorgio Laccona as its chairman and chief executive officer.
Laccona was president of the Italian-based forwarder Savino Del Bene USA Inc. In a 30-year career, Laccona has also held senior roles at Danzas AEI Intercontinental and Eagle Global Logistics.
He replaces John Gallahan who, as part of a wider management reshuffle, has been named CEO of the Asia-Pacific and the Americas, which includes North America.
Other management changes include the appointment of Sjoerd Van Loon as CEO of IJS Global’s newly created Europe, Middle East and Africa region, while Mickey Diaz has joined the company as vice president, operations and services.
IJS Global said it expects to announce in the coming weeks expansion details for Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
“I joined IJS Global because I am convinced there are terrific opportunities for a mid-sized, nimble player in an era where industry consolidation is creating slow-footed behemoths,” Laccona said. “We think that, in recent years, the focus on the customer has been lost as these large providers struggle with internal issues surrounding their mergers. We believe it is time to recapture that focus and return to the basics. Our mission is to bring on-board highly qualified and experienced professionals to help businesses move ahead and prosper.”
Private equity fund Brynwood Partners bought IJS Global in December 2004 when it was known as Inter-Jet Systems.