For its CGL freight forwarding business, the company opened a location in Los Angeles, Calif., in April to take advantage of international freight movements through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The company announced that Scott Malat has been appointed chief strategy officer, effective immediately. Mr. Malat most recently served as the company’s senior vice president–strategic planning. He will take an expanded role in strategic planning for operations, acquisitions and organic growth, and will continue to manage the company’s investor relations.
Additionally, the following appointments are now effective:David Rowe, chief technology officer. Mr. Rowe has 23 years of senior technology experience, most recently as chief technology officer for Echo Global Logistics, Inc., where he led the design and development of Echo’s information systems for customer and carrier services, and integrated 11 acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Rowe served as chief information officer for Equis/United Group Limited (now UGL Limited), where he was responsible for all information services in North America. Earlier, he was chief information officer for USWeb Cornerstone. He will report to CIO Mario Harik. Angela Gibbons, vice president–human resources. Ms. Gibbons has 26 years of human resources experience, including senior positions as group global HR director for CIRCOR Flow Technologies Group; senior director, global HR for Polymer Group, Inc.; and global director of HR shared services for SPX Corporation. Earlier, Ms. Gibbons worked with Phillips Electronics North America and Digital Equipment Corp. (now Hewlett-Packard/Compaq). John Tuomala, vice president–talent management. Mr. Tuomala has more than 20 years of experience in managing the talent acquisition process, most recently as director of talent acquisition for Compass Group North America, where he led a team responsible for recruiting approximately 2,500 employees per year. He has also worked as a retained executive search consultant. Bryan Tumbleson, president, Bounce Logistics, Inc. Mr. Tumbleson has more than a decade of logistics experience with Express-1, the company’s expedited transportation business, including management positions in customer service, brokerage operations and load planning. He most recently served as Express-1’s vice president–operations. Conference Call The company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Participants can call toll-free (from U.S./Canada) 1-866-578-5784; international callers dial +1-617-213-8056. A live webcast of the conference will be available on the Investor Relations area of the company’s website, www.xpologistics.com. The conference will be archived until September 6, 2012. To access the replay by phone, call toll-free (from U.S./Canada) 1-888-286-8010; international callers dial +1-617-801-6888. Use participant passcode 16889960. About XPO Logistics, Inc. XPO Logistics, Inc. is a non-asset based, third-party logistics provider of freight transportation services that uses a network of relationships with more than 14,000 ground, sea and air carriers to find the best freight transportation solutions for its customers. The company offers its services through three distinct business units: expedited transportation (Express-1, Inc.); freight forwarding (Concert Group Logistics, Inc.); and freight brokerage. XPO Logistics serves more than 7,200 retail, commercial, manufacturing and industrial customers in North America through 25 branches and 25 agent locations. www.xpologistics.com Non-GAAP Financial Measures This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") rules, such as adjusted earnings per share (“adjusted EPS”) and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2011. As required by SEC rules, we provide reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable measure under United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), which are set forth in the attachments to this release. As shown in such attachments, we present adjusted EPS to eliminate the impact of a non-cash charge of $3.0 million related to a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets. We believe that it is appropriate for investors to consider adjusted EPS in addition to results in accordance with GAAP. We believe this measure provides a picture of our results that is more comparable among periods since it excludes the impact of special items, which may recur, but tend to be irregular as to timing, thereby making comparisons between periods more difficult. We believe that EBITDA improves comparability from period to period by removing the impact of our capital structure (interest expense from our outstanding debt), asset base (depreciation and amortization) and tax consequences. In addition to its use by management, we believe that EBITDA is a measure widely used by securities analysts, investors and others to evaluate the financial performance of companies in our industry. Other companies may calculate EBITDA differently, and therefore our EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income, cash flows from operating activities and other measures determined in accordance with GAAP. Items excluded from EBITDA are significant and necessary components of the operations of our business, and, therefore, EBITDA should only be used as a supplemental measure of our operating performance.