PALLETFORCE CEO awarded prestigious fellowship
ONE of the logistics trade’s dynamic leaders has been recognised by the whole of the industry.
Michael Conroy, Chief Executive Officer of Palletforce PLC, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from The Chartered Institute of Logistics.
He was appointed CEO at Palletforce, the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, two years ago and has overseen the major growth and development of the network. Despite a crippling recession Palletforce has grown and developed rapidly, including the opening of one of Europe’s largest distribution hubs to the tune of £30million in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire.
Throughout this expansion period Michael has been at the forefront, leading with the inspiration and energy he has built up a reputation for.
“I am very proud to receive this fellowship,” said Michael. “This honour will reinforce Palletforce and the network’s reputation for excellence and commitment to the highest standards.
“I will continue to strive for innovation across the network to ensure Palletforce is a driving force for the future. ”To be a chartered fellow of the CILT (UK) you need to have at least seven years experience in a high responsibility position in the management of logistics and transport.
Michael more than fits the bill after spending the last two decades at the heart of commercial success stories for some of the world’s leading logistics and transport companies – having worked in leadership roles with TNT, UPS and Parceline.
One of his greatest achievements was being part of a successful management buy-out team that turned overnight parcels firm ANC Group from making a loss of £14million to making a £9million profit in just five years.
In 2006 the healthy business was sold to FedEx for £120million, and Michael remained as Managing Director of FedEx SCS.
Since coming to Palletforce in 2008 Michael has encouraged the company to strive for excellence, gaining three international quality standards ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 and a coveted RoSPA Gold Award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
He has acted boldly to keep the company at the heart of technology and innovations which have improved health and safety and efficiency – covering everything from unique forklift truck scanning systems to specialist double deck trailer designs.
Kevin Shoemake from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, said: “As the chartered body for all logistics and transport professionals, we are delighted that Michael has met the criteria to become a Chartered Fellow which is the institute's most eminent membership grade and the benchmark of professional excellence within the sector.”