Choice Logistics’ CEO to Attend Young Presidents’ Organization Event

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Critical logistics leader Michael Katz will join discussions on business opportunities in Brazil as part of BRIC growth strategy.

Michael Katz, CEO, Choice Logistics

Michael Katz

Choice Logistics, Inc., the leading provider of critical service parts logistics, announced today that its CEO Michael Katz will participate in "Brazil Means Business 2012," a two-and-a-half-day seminar produced by and for members of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). The event will take place April 12-14, 2012, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Hosted by the Brazil Chapters of the YPO and WPO, "Brazil Means Business 2012" will assemble chief executives from around the world to focus on business opportunities in the world’s eighth-largest economy. Panel discussions centered on growth sectors in Brazil such as infrastructure, energy, real estate, consumer goods and retail will enable corporate leaders to share and learn from the experiences of their peers. Local members will provide insight and analyses of the market with respect to capital, import/export, talent, as well as the regulatory, tax and legal environments.

Economic development in the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – is an important component in Choice Logistics’ growth strategy. More than seventy percent of Choice Logistics’ current clients having international service requirements, and the portion of revenues generated outside of the United States grew to forty-five percent in 2011. Choice Logistics operates in Brazil from a centralized strategic stocking location in Sao Paulo and has recorded a steady increase in demand for critical service parts logistics from this hub. Across the BRIC regions, Choice Logistics has grown the number of strategic stocking locations to twenty-five, with more to be opened in 2012.

About YPO
YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a not‐for‐profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange.™ Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 19,000 peers and their families in 110 countries with access to unique experiences, world‐class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member‐run companies employ more than 16 million people around the world and generate US$6 trillion in annual revenues.

To join YPO, prospective members must be under the age of forty-five and the chief operator (CEO, managing director, president, chairman or equivalent) of a company that fulfills minimum size and revenue requirements. Upon turning 50, members are graduated from YPO into WPO (World Presidents’ Organization). For more information, visit http://www.ypo.org.

About Michael Katz
Michael Katz is a hands-on leader with more than three decades of international logistics experience. He served as Director of Operations for the International Air division of Choice Courier and founded Choice Courier Canada. As Chief Executive Officer, Katz led Choice Logistics’ dramatic transformation from a multi-site regional courier to a specialized provider of mission-critical logistics solutions. Katz contributes to a variety of corporate and industry organizations and is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He has also held national board positions with the Messenger-Courier Association of the Americas (MCAA).

About Choice Logistics
Choice Logistics provides customized logistics solutions that enable global technology manufacturers, value-added resellers, and third-party service organizations to meet the high-availability requirements of their customers. Its global network of strategic stocking locations, linked by dependable transportation solutions, a unified technology platform, and a performance-driven culture, turns time-critical systems support into premium service offerings that generate profitable revenues, build solid reputations, and strengthen customer relationships. To learn why service-driven companies such as Avaya, Bayer Healthcare, Canon, Cisco, Cox Communications, Dell, EMC, and Pendum trust Choice Logistics as their service parts logistics partner, call 1-800-593-2108, or visit the company’s website at http://www.choicelogistics.com.

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