Baltimore, Maryland, USA-headquartered MTC Logistics has announced a leadership transition plan in which Andrew B. Janson has been appointed chief operating officer and will assume the presidency from F. Brooks Royster III early in 2019.
Royster, who has led MTC for the past five years, will work with his designated successor to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. He will then move into a role as head of the company’s international operations.
Janson most recently served as chief executive officer with Hanson Logistics, a Saint Joseph, Michigan-based temperature-controlled logistics company specializing in warehousing and transportation. He brings nearly three decades of industry experience to the job, and currently holds the position of vice chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-headquartered International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.
“I have served in a leadership role in the logistics industry for more than 40 years, and it is time for me to reduce my corporate responsibilities and oversee the transition,” said Royster. “Andy is someone I’ve known for many years, and he will be a tremendous asset to MTC.”
Harry Halpert, chief executive officer of Hoffberger Holdings (HHI), MTC’s parent company, commented: “Andy’s addition fulfills two of MTC’s strategic objectives – building and maintaining an industry-leading executive team, and expanding its MLogistics transportation subsidiary.”
He added: “Ernie Ferguson runs our transportation subsidiary, which was originally established in a joint venture with a company Andy managed 15 years ago. I am excited for these two men to be united once again, and I am excited for MTC’s customers.”
HHI is a diversified privately held investment company controlled by the Hoffberger family of Baltimore. Founded in 1928, MTC Logistics owns and operates three refrigerated distribution centers in Maryland and Delaware within close proximity to the Ports of Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. Through MLogistics it offers refrigerated LTL and FTL transportation to major US retail and foodservice operations, as well as port drayage services.