Fastfrate names new president

by Truck News

WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – The Fastfrate Group of Companies has announced longtime employee Manny Calandrino is taking over as president and chief operating officer on Jan. 1.

He will oversee the entire Fastfrate group, consisting of Fastfrate, Fastfrate Integrated Logistics, Canada Drayage and Bruce R. Smith. He will report to Ron Tepper, executive chairman and CEO.

“Manny has been with us for over 30 years and has his finger on the pulse of our organization. He was most recently executive vice-president for eastern Canada and was extremely successful in managing and accelerating growth in the region,” Tepper said. “I am confident Manny will be well received by our management team and the marketplace. He has a passion for getting things done and done well.”

Tepper said the change in management structure is in response to the group’s significant growth, including the addition of a new cross-border LTL service.

The company also announced Alfonso Triolo is assuming the role of vice-president of the Quebec region. He has been with the company for 18 years in several management positions, most recently serving as general manager of the Quebec region.

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