Pall-Ex, the leading European palletised freight network, has appointed logistics veteran Graham Murray to its board, as director of strategic development.
As a self-made haulage entrepreneur with almost 30 years of management experience, Graham will be responsible for strengthening the network, in preparation for full Pan-European coverage.
In addition, he will be responsible for keeping its operations streamlined and cost-effective, whilst also exploring new opportunities to drive its offering forwards.
He will begin by seeking out potential new member depots and investigating strategies that will strengthen the network.
“Graham’s various skills have been known to Pall-Ex’s management for many years,” said Adrian Russell, managing director of Pall-Ex Group.
“His experience and instincts in business planning, development, cost-reductions and human management will be invaluable to the organisation, as we continue to expand throughout the continent. He also has a unique perspective of the business, having been a member haulier.”
Graham started as a depot supervisor for ANC and founded Transman Distributors in 1984. He signed it to the Pall-Ex network in May 1998, when the business was only in its second year. His second business, Au Logistics, turned over more than £5.5million.
He has long been associated with the group and is an admirer of founder and CEO Hilary Devey’s vision.
Commenting on his new role, Graham said, ‘Pall-Ex is a company that is passionately committed to growth through the development of its processes and people. I’m thrilled to be joining such an inspirational business.
“I’ve already been impressed by the levels of enthusiasm, dedication and camaraderie amongst my new colleagues at all levels, and I’m looking forward to contributing towards Pall-Ex’s development of its world-class service.”