Purolator USA Names Donna Thomas to Head New Cleveland Branch Office

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Purolator USA, a leading provider of U.S.-Canada cross border logistics services has announced the appointment of Ms. Donna Thomas as branch manager of its new Cleveland location.

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Donna Thomas will be a great asset in making Northeastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania businesses aware of our capabilities, and the role we can play as their transportation partner.

Purolator USA, a leading provider of U.S.-Canada cross border logistics services has announced the appointment of Ms. Donna Thomas as branch manager of its new Cleveland location. The company’s Cleveland facility processes Canada-bound small package and freight shipments from businesses located in the Northeast Ohio region, including Cleveland, Canton and Akron, as well as from Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh.

In her position, Thomas has responsibility for expanding Purolator’s presence in the region by generating new business and by servicing Purolator’s existing customer base. Thomas brings to her position more than 20 years of sales, management and operations experience in the transportation logistics industry. Most recently she was employed by Chicago-based County Line Transport, and prior to that by Laser Transport Inc. of Windsor, Ontario.

“Donna’s extensive experience in the industry, which includes expertise in Canadian logistics services, makes her the perfect fit for this position,” said Christopher Antonelli, Purolator USA central district sales manager. “Her experience gives her a unique understanding of the cross border process that will be critical in developing logistics solutions to meet each customer’s specific needs.”

Access to the Canadian market has become critical in recent years, as Great Lakes businesses are increasingly tapping into the Canadian market to expand their customer bases. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that Great Lakes States (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) exported almost $80 billion in goods to Canada during 2009 – a figure that is expected to increase as economic conditions improve.

Purolator USA is widely recognized for its expertise and experience in providing logistics services to and from Canada. Purolator offers extensive service options -- that can be tailored to meet each customer’s unique business needs. “Our scope of services, including our adeptness in handling the customs and border clearance processes has made Purolator the ‘carrier of choice’ for many businesses that ship regularly to Canada,” Antonelli said. “Donna Thomas will be a great asset in making Northeastern Ohio/Western Pennsylvania businesses aware of our capabilities, and the role we can play as their transportation partner.”

For more information about Purolator USA, please visit http://www.purolatorusa.com.

About Purolator USA
Purolator USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd, Canada’s largest overnight courier company. Purolator USA specializes in the air and surface forwarding of small packages and freight shipments, customs brokerage and delivery to, from and within the North American market.
Purolator USA offers comprehensive coverage throughout the United States, and maintains facilities in several key markets including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Raleigh/Durham.

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