Photo Release -- UTi Appoints Freight Forwarding Area Leaders for Greater China and North America

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has appointed new leaders for two of UTi's 16 freight forwarding area teams.

Raymond Lee - UTi Greater China Freight Forwarding Area Leader

David Buss - UTi North America Freight Forwarding Area Leader

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Raymond Lee joined UTi effective 1 February as the leader of the Greater China area (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). He is based in UTi's Shanghai office and brings more than 25 years of experience in freight forwarding and contract logistics, having held leadership roles in operations, products and sales. In his previous roles, he held full profit and loss responsibility for a competitor in China and Southeast Asia; he was responsible for freight management throughout the Asia Pacific region; and he was actively involved in operational excellence and business transformation, including the implementation of a new operating system in 13 of the Asia Pacific countries.

David Buss joined UTi effective 16 March as the leader of the North America area (Canada and United States). He is based in UTi's Chicago office and brings more than 22 years of supply chain leadership experience, having held senior forwarding positions with responsibility for both sales and operations for two competitors. In these positions he achieved exceptional results by exceeding growth goals and opening new offices while maintaining fiscal and operating discipline. Previously he served as a business development manager for another competitor and he started his career in supply chain sales with companies in Houston and Los Angeles. David holds a B.S. in Finance from California State University-Long Beach and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

About UTi Worldwide

UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.

CONTACT: Katie Quinlan Director, Global Strategic Marketing & Communications +49 (0) 173 710 6425 kquinlan@go2uti.comSource:UTi Worldwide