LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2013--
UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: UTIW), a global supply chain services and
solutions company, announced that Ditlev Blicher has assumed the
leadership role of president, Asia-Pacific, effective July 8th. Blicher
succeeds Brian Dangerfield, APAC president since 2010, who is leaving
the company for personal reasons.
UTi Worldwide names Ditlev Blicher Asia-Pacific President. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Ditlev brings to UTi a proven track record of success in China, as well
as experience in global operations transformation. He has a unique
combination of on-the-ground experience in Europe, Asia and the
Americas, and has depth in sales as well as forwarding operations. We
look forward to leveraging his significant expertise and the positive
signs of recovery in the region to increase the trajectory of UTi’s
growth,” said Ed Feitzinger, executive vice president, global operations.
Most recently, Blicher was Executive Vice President, Group Operations
for CEVA Logistics, overseeing over 1000 facilities worldwide. He was
responsible for implementing the company’s global freight forwarding
transformation to standardized processes and systems.
Prior to this role, Blicher spent almost 10 years in Shanghai as
Executive Vice President North Asia, overseeing China, Hong Kong,
Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan, as well as several joint ventures.
During his tenure he grew the region significantly, taking the company
to market leadership positions in Air, Ocean, as well as Logistics and
Distribution within China.
Blicher has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from
Northwood University in the USA. He studied at the Copenhagen School of
Business, and has completed executive studies at Oxford University in
the United Kingdom. He will be domiciled in Shanghai, China reporting
directly to Feitzinger.
About UTi Worldwide
UTi Worldwide Inc. (www.go2uti.com)
is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions
company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics,
customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage,
and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large
and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients
operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as
the retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, and
technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network,
proprietary information technology systems, and relationships with
transportation providers, and expertise in outsourced logistics services
to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.
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