Wincanton has hired Guy Elliott as managing director, contract logistics UK and Ireland.
He joins from DHL Supply Chain where he was chief executive officer for Northern Europe, responsible for all industry sectors in Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and the Baltics.
Elliot said: “I joined Wincanton because I see an outstanding opportunity for the company in the logistics market place.
“No one in the British 3PL market place has the track record or potential of Wincanton to match what is needed. Over the next six to twelve months I will therefore be working to ensure that we revitalise our business, re-focusing on operational excellence, great relationships and, above all, proactivity and agility.
During his time at DHL, Elliot held various senior positions within the consumer and food retail sector of DHL Exel Supply Chain, starting as a business director in the retail division and culminating in his appointment to be CEO of DHL’s Consumer and Food Retail business in 2005 – after which he took on the Northern Europe portfolio.
During this period, he led the business through rapid growth, establishing a national shared user transport network and securing lead logistics partner contracts with Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Iceland, and Nisa Today’s among others. In his early career, Elliot worked with Hays Logistics, Swift Transport Services and Christian Salvesen before joining DHL Exel Supply Chain.
He will report to Wincanton chief Executive, Eric Born who said: “Guy brings strong leadership skills and a wealth of experience to our business. I am delighted to be able to welcome him to the team. He is a well-respected personality in our industry and has demonstrated a strong pedigree in growing logistics operations across a broad range of markets and industry sectors. The role will be instrumental in rolling out our strategy, which is to be the most innovative business in the industry, delivering consistently excellent service every day.”