Former Con-way Freight president joins Peco Pallet as new ceoTuesday, June 7, 2016
PECO Pallet, a pallet rental company and member of the Pritzker Group family of companies, announced the appointment of Joseph Dagnese as its new chief executive officer. Dagnese, brings more than three decades of leadership experience in global logistics and transportation, most recently as president of Con-way Freight and
executive vice president of its parent company, Con-way Inc., which was acquired by
XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) in October 2015. In addition to overseeing the operating
and financial performance and strategic planning for Con-way Inc.’s largest business
unit, with 22,000 employees and $3.6 billion in revenue, Dagnese led change
management, employee engagement and continuous improvement processes for the
global freight company.
Prior to Con-way Freight, Dagnese led strategic initiatives and lean transformation as
president of Con-way Truckload. Previously, Dagnese was vice president of Menlo
Logistics, a Con-way Inc. subsidiary, leading large-scale international project rollouts
and resource realignments. Before that, he was manager of North American
transportation operations for Procter & Gamble.
“We focus on building lasting, long-term value for our companies. Joe’s proven
record of success as a transformative industry leader make him an excellent fit for
PECO as it continues on its path of rapid growth,” said J.B. Pritzker, chairman of
PECO Pallet and managing partner of Pritzker Group."
“I’m honored and grateful for this opportunity to lead the exceptional team at PECO,
as the company’s continuous growth over the past decade is proof positive of its
dedication to quality, customer service and sustainability,” said Joe Dagnese. “And
with the Pritzker Group’s support and commitment to innovation, I look forward
seeing even more of PECO’s signature red wood block pallets integrated into our
customers’ supply chains throughout North America.”
Dagnese is a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in
business and transportation.