BeavEx Incorporated (“BeavEx”), the leading national provider of customized, same day delivery solutions, today announced that Ivan T. Hofmann, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Ground, was appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.
“Ivan has extraordinary business and transportation/logistics expertise, and we are delighted that he is joining the BeavEx Board of Directors,” said Mark Tuchmann, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Hofmann retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Ground in 2004 after a 33-year career in the transportation industry. Mr. Hofmann joined FedEx Ground, then RPS, as Vice President of Operations shortly after its founding in 1985 and was instrumental in building the company into a major competitor in the small-package ground market.
He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations in 1990 and President in 1993, during which time the company exceeded $1 billion in annual revenue and reached coverage of all of North America. With the acquisition of former RPS parent company, Caliper Systems, by FedEx in 1998, Hofmann was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Ground. He was a driving force in elevating the company’s field productivity, safety and overall operations performance to record levels.
Mr. Hofmann graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and began his transportation career in 1970 as an executive trainee with a national LTL carrier, McLean Trucking Company. In 1973 he joined Roadway Express where he held various management positions including Operations Manager, Terminal Manager, Breakbulk Manager and District Manager – responsible for both Sales and Operations.
Mr. Hofmann was an outside director on the board of directors for Kenan Advantage Group, a Littlejohn & Company portfolio company providing fuel distribution logistics that was recently sold to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Centerbridge Partners.
Mr. Hofmann currently serves as an outside director on several other corporate boards of directors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and operating in 47 states and the District of Columbia, with over 4,100 independent contractor owner operators, BeavEx Incorporated is the leading national provider of customized, same day delivery solutions, picking up and delivering mission critical packages for financial services, pharmaceutical, retail/distribution, clinical lab and critical parts customers across the United States.
For more information, customer inquiries can be directed to David Bacic, Senior Vice President Sales, at 404-664-4888.