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COMPETITION WATCH: Michelle M. Potter named president of Con-Way Now

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Con-Way Transportation Services, Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc. announced that Michelle M. Pott...


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Con-Way Transportation Services, Inc., a subsidiary of CNF Inc. announced that Michelle M. Potter has been appointed president of Ann Arbor-based Con-Way Now. She replaces Ed Conaway who was named the new vice president of sales for Con-Way.

Potter, 36, will be responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of all the company’s business operations — Con-Way Now, Con-Way Retail and truckload broker Con-Way Full-Load. She will also have day-to-day oversight responsibilities of the marketing, operations, sales, personnel, information technology, administration and accounting functions.

“Michelle’s management skills and operations knowledge make her the ideal person to lead Con-Way Now. She understands the business mission and what needs to be done,” said John G. Labrie, president, supply chain services. Potter will report to Labrie.

Potter is an original employee of Con-Way Now. She was hired in 1996 as an administrative assistant. Six months later she was promoted to supervisor of administration. In 1998, she was promoted to manager of administration, and later to director of administration and human resources. In 2001 she was promoted to director of operations. In 2002 she was promoted to vice president of operations.

Potter earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with double majors in math and management from Adrian College.

Con-Way Transportation Services Inc. is a $2.6 billion transportation and services company that provides time-definite and day-definite freight delivery and logistics services for commercial and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada and Mexico. All Con-Way operating components are ISO certified for 9001 and 14001 and the less-than-truckload and expedite units are C-TPAT/PIP certified and FAST highway carriers.


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