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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has named Eddie Aston chief executive officer of the company's United Kingdom/Europe region.
Aston's background in logistics and supply chain management includes 13 years at DHL, where he was CEO of global sectors, CEO of the global life sciences and health care sector, and held leadership positions in DHL's supply chain solutions divisions in the United Kingdom.
He also served as UK, Ireland and Nordics managing director at Ceva Logistics, and as UK managing director at Northgate Plc.
"Eddie is a seasoned business leader with deep experience in logistics as well as business transformation," said G&W CEO Jack Hellmann in a press release. "He is a highly energetic leader who is intensely focused on customers and will fit in well with G&W's culture."
Aston succeeds Gary Long, who had served as CEO of G&W's UK/Europe region since 2017 and is transitioning back to the United States as planned.
"Gary successfully transformed our UK business to provide our customers with industry-leading rail, road and terminals services, led a major technology initiative that will transform our customer experience in the UK, all while delivering world-class safety results," Hellmann said.