Eddie Aston has been appointed CEO of Genesee & Wyoming’s UK/Europe Region, comprising Freightliner, Pentalver, Freightliner Poland, and Rotterdam Rail Feeding in the Netherlands.
Aston succeeds Gary Long, who has been the Region’s chief executive since 2017.
With a background in logistics and supply chain management, Aston served most recently as U.K., Ireland and Nordics Managing Director at Ceva Logistics. Prior to that, he was U.K. Managing Director at Northgate Plc. Aston also spent 13 years at DHL, where he was CEO of Global Sectors, CEO of the Global Life Sciences and Health Care Sector, and held leadership positions in DHL’s supply chain solution divisions in the U.K.
“Eddie is a seasoned business leader with deep experience in logistics as well as business transformation,” G&W CEO Jack Hellmann said. “We are excited for him to lead the next phase of G&W’s business transformation in the U.K. and continental Europe.”
Hellmann said of Long, who is transitioning back to the U.S. as planned: “Gary successfully transformed our U.K. business to provide our customers with industry-leading rail, road and terminals services [and] led a major technology initiative that will transform our customer experience in the U.K., all while delivering world-class safety results.”