Photo Release -- UTi Appoints New Global Leaders of Freight Forwarding Sales and Airfreight Product Management

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has promoted two executives to better align the company's capabilities and expertise with the evolving needs of its freight forwarding clients.

UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: UTIW) appointed Jerry Trimarco to Global Vice President, Sales - Freight Forwarding.

UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: UTIW) appointed John Wetherell to Vice President, Global Air Product.

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UTi appointed Jerry Trimarco to Global Vice President, Sales – Freight Forwarding. A 40-year veteran of the freight forwarding industry, he joined UTi in 2010 as Vice President, Global Air Product. Previously, he held senior leadership roles in sales, global transportation, airline management and field operations with UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Emery Worldwide and Menlo Worldwide.

"We are thrilled to bring Jerry's energy and experience to bear on growing our forwarding business and guiding our sales team," said Hessel Verhage, UTi President, Freight Forwarding. "Many of our clients already know Jerry as one of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the business. He's dedicated his career on both the carrier side and the forwarder side to delivering clients the right product at the right price, supported by execution and service that are second to none. He's also a talented leader who develops, inspires and supports the success of his team members. We are excited about the opportunities ahead for our clients, our company and our sales team."

UTi also appointed John Wetherell to Vice President, Global Air Product. A 22-year veteran of the freight forwarding industry, he reported to Trimarco and led UTi's Air Product and Procurement team in the Americas region. In his new role, he is responsible for the strategic development and management of UTi's air forwarding business and products globally. He joined UTi in 2006 from Exel, where he began his supply chain career at MSAS, holding senior management positions in both operations and product management.

"Air remains a core component of our freight management services and will continue to evolve just as we continue to expand and refine our offerings to clients in ocean, road and rail," Verhage said. "We are excited that John is assuming this role. He is well-known throughout the industry as a thoughtful, insightful leader with the ability to see where the airfreight market is heading and how our clients can make the most of the opportunities and challenges that presents."

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 energy and mining, 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