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Con-way names Joseph Dagnese to head truckload division

Con-way Inc. is a $5.5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way delivers services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. (The Trucker file photo)

The Trucker News Services

2/11/2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Con-way Inc. announced late Monday that Joseph M. Dagnese has been named President of Con-way Truckload, the company's full truckload subsidiary, succeeding Saul Gonzalez.

Dagnese, a 31-year veteran of the transportation industry, joins Con-way Truckload from Menlo Logistics, Con-way's global logistics and supply chain management unit, where he most recently served as vice president-International. He will be based at Con-way Truckload's headquarters in Joplin, Mo.

"Joe Dagnese is a respected transportation and logistics executive who has made significant contributions in leadership roles throughout his career," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way's president and CEO. "We are pleased to have him assume this new role and I'm confident his leadership skills and lean operations expertise will be a key asset to Con-way Truckload's future growth and success."

Stotlar noted that Gonzalez, a 22-year veteran of the company, will remain with Con-way Truckload in an executive staff role. "I want to thank Saul for his stewardship of Con-way Truckload during this transitional time in the company's history," said Stotlar. "We are fortunate to continue to have Saul's experience and insight as a resource for the organization."

Dagnese has led Menlo's International operations since September 2013 and also was responsible for company-wide deployment of Menlo's Global Lean Strategy. Prior to that, since September 2008 he directed Menlo's Automotive & Government Services Group, which provides a full range of logistics and transportation management activities for Tier 1 and 2 OEM's and suppliers in the United States and internationally.

From 2005 to 2008, Dagnese served as vice president of Menlo's Consumer, Retail & Industrial Group. In this role, he oversaw the development and deployment of strategic solutions to improve customers' supply chain reliability, responsiveness and effectiveness. He joined Menlo in 1995 as director of transportation and in 1999 became vice president of operations.

Before joining Menlo, Mr. Dagnese spent 14 years with The Procter & Gamble Company in a variety of transportation, logistics and customer service positions, including manager, North American transportation operations.

He is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a bachelor's degree in business and transportation.

Con-way Inc. is a $5.5 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way delivers services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics.

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