The appointment of Gary O’Connor, effective in June, is aimed at helping drive GEODIS’ growth in Ireland, a region it describes as ‘important’. The strategy will be focused on developing business in the healthcare sector while growing the company’s influence over well-established verticals, including e-Commerce, high tech and FMCG.
Gary will oversee the operations of the GEODIS Group that encompasses Contract Logistics, Overland Transport, Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain Optimization, Express & Parcel Deliveries and effectively manages customers’ supply chains in their totality’ “Gary is well qualified for the challenging role,” stated Laurent Parat, President and CEO of the WEMEA Region. “As MD in Ireland of another leading logistics company for the last number of years, Gary worked closely within the healthcare sector, serving global clients with large manufacturing or distribution operations in the country. He brings valuable knowledge of a sector that demands high levels of quality and compliance from its 3PL partners.”
Mr. O’Connor joins a GEODIS team that recently established itself in a new state of the art logistics facility at Dublin Airport Logistics Park. The property extends to almost 20,000sq m. With a fully secured yard and 15 dock levellers, the new operation benefits from its proximity to the airport as well as swift access to the city centre and road links to the rest of the country.
“I’m hoping to add my fifteen-year experience of working with healthcare supply chains to that of the GEODIS Ireland team, which already has considerable presence in the sector,” he said. “The growth potential in the Irish healthcare market is encouraging, as is GEODIS’ ability to implement true end-to-end control of customers’ supply chains across our other target verticals. I am excited by the possibilities of designing solutions that potentially comprise forwarding, transport, contract logistics, distribution and last-mile delivery and allow our customers to grow their businesses.”