New CEO for Wincanton

By Anita Jaynes on 11 September, 2019

Chippenham-based Wincanton, the largest third-party logistics company in the UK, has announced the appointment of James Wroath as its Chief Executive Officer.

James will continue to build on the firm’s strong reputation for delivering market-leading supply chain, transport and storage solutions for some of the world’s leading brands.

James has gained extensive experience of the logistics industry, occupying senior roles in firms in the UK and the United States. His most recent position was as Head of North America at LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of airline catering and in-flight services, a role he held for nearly four years, which involved managing over 13,000 people and $1bn in sales. He has also held leadership positions at Kuehne & Nagel and Scottish & Newcastle.

On joining the firm James said, “I have been hugely impressed with the strong business model and excellent reputation Wincanton has built and I am excited to use this as a springboard to even greater success for the firm in the future. Wincanton’s focus on great people, innovation and operational excellence are critical to the firm’s development.

“I will work closely with the board of directors and the entire team to ensure we continue to deliver great service for our customers as we head towards what I anticipate will be an exciting next phase of growth and development for Wincanton.”

Pictured above: James Wroath, CEO, Wincanton