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New president and CEO for Purolator


November 1, 2010
by Purchasingb2b staff

Tom Schmitt is Purolator’s new president and chief executive officer.

Schmitt joined Purolator in September 9, 2010 from FedEx Corporation, where he held several executive roles of increasing responsibility over the last 12 years. As senior vice-president of FedEx Solutions, he led an integrated FedEx division providing turnkey customized solutions for strategic customers. Previously, as president and CEO of FedEx’s Global Supply Chain Services, he was responsible for all supply chain services throughout the FedEx operating companies.

Prior to joining FedEx, Schmitt spent eight years with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, providing strategic development and operations expertise for the transportation, logistics, retail, utilities and telecom industries.

As President and CEO, Schmitt will be responsible for the development and implementation of Purolator’s long-term strategy as well as running the day-to-day business of the company.

“I have the utmost respect for Purolator as a Canadian industry leader and am excited about the opportunity to lead this great company,” said Schmitt.

Schmitt graduated with first class honours from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom, and he later earned an MBA at the Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar at the top of his class.

As Purolator’s President and CEO, Schmitt will also serve as a member of the Board.