Roosendaal, 29 August – Jan de Rijk Logistics has appointed Fred Westdijk (52) as new CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics. He succeeds Sebastiaan Scholte, who left the company on 01 July. The appointment is effective 01 September 2019. Fred is the current Director of Contract Logistics at Jan de Rijk Logistics.
Fred started his career in 1999 at KLM Cargo and subsequently worked at Exel Logistics, DHL Supply Chain and Jan de Rijk Logistics.
Jan and Jacqueline de Rijk stated: “After a careful selection procedure, it turned out that the right candidate for the position of CEO was already working within Jan de Rijk Logistics. Fred understands the challenges of international logistics and has the experience and knowledge that is in line with our strategic objectives”.
Fred Westdijk commented: “I am honoured that I have the opportunity to lead this wonderful company. Jan de Rijk Logistics has strong assets: motivated loyal people; an experienced management team; a very healthy financial position, a clear vision of the future and the right strategy to achieve it. And all of this is rooted in a strong family business”.
Willem Heeren, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, continued: “Jan de Rijk Logistics continues to focus on further organic growth in road transport, intermodal transport and contract logistics, but certainly does not exclude future acquisitions. Furthermore, Jan de Rijk Logistics continues to lead the way in efficiency and sustainability through ongoing innovation in digital information systems and control towers”.
To continue Jan de Rijk’s strategic expansion, Don Brewel has been hired as the new Contract Logistics Director, succeeding Fred Westdijk. Don is currently Commercial Director Healthcare at DHL Supply Chain and will be employed on 01 November.
Jan de Rijk Logistics is a leading European logistics service provider. The company provides road transport & intermodal services, contract logistics and retail distribution for its customers. Jan de Rijk Logistics has a modern and diverse fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles, more than 130,000 m2 of warehouses, and 27 branches in 14 countries. Jan de Rijk Logistics has around 1,400 employees across Europe.