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SBS appoints John Klausing Regional Vice President Operations – Midwest USA

Supply chain solutions provider SBS Worldwide team has appointed John Klausing as Regional Vice President of Operations, Midwest USA.

As part of SBS Worldwide’s senior management team, Mr Klausing will support the further development of the Midwest region’s continued growth in key markets and new industry verticals.

He will also support the further development of the company’s fast growing Midwest USA business’s ability to analyse, design, implement and operate end-to-end supply chain solutions that give customers a competitive advantage over rivals.

Mr. Klausing will be based at SBS Worldwide’s Chicago office and will report directly to Mr. Christian Marz (Director of Operations USA).

Mr. Lars Kloch, USA Managing Director, said: "I would personally like to welcome John to the SBS Worldwide team. He will play a key role in implementing our global business development plan and ensuring that we meet growth targets in our Midwest region.

"John has proven leadership abilities with a track record of developing and executing local and regional business plans as well as developing, monitoring and improving operational procedures that deliver customer satisfaction."

In total, Mr. Klausing has almost 30 years’ experience in the transport and logistics industry. He has held a variety of management, sales and operational roles, most recently working for a leading global freight forwarder.

As part of his appointment, SBS Worldwide’s current Regional Vice President of Operations, Midwest USA, Andrew Poll, will become Regional Vice President Business Development, Midwest USA.

In his new role, Mr. Poll is tasked with identifying new business opportunities and expanding the level of service provided to existing customers.

The appointments are part of the restructuring of the company’s USA business to drive enhanced flexibility and bespoke services at a regional level.

The new structure is designed to ensure that SBS Worldwide is able to enhance the personal sales and operational service it is known for at a regional level, while also utilising the group’s ability to offer the latest in supply chain software tailored to specific industry verticals.

To support the new structure, Regional Vice Presidents for Business Development and also Operations are in the process of being appointed to oversee business at a regional level.

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