With operational and technological integration of recent acquisitions complete, USPack transitions its leadership to position the business for long-term growth
ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — USPack, a national leader in the same-day, final-mile delivery industry and NewSpring Holdings company, today announced that the company has named Mark Glazman as CEO, effective immediately. Glazman, who has been an integral part of USPack’s growth during his nearly two decades with the company, succeeds Jim van Leenen, who will continue to play an active role in the business as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Over the past four years, USPack has acquired five successful, growing businesses to expand its delivery network, footprint, and capabilities. Having successfully led the brand unification and operational integration of these businesses, van Leenen and the board made the strategic decision to transition leadership to Glazman. The move is designed to create continuity in the CEO role while putting the business in the best position to ensure long-term growth. Glazman has held multiple high-level leadership positions within the business during his tenure, including President and most recently Board Vice Chairman.
“The entire USPack team has worked tirelessly to integrate and unify our operations and technology over the past few years, and I’m thrilled to say our business is now better positioned than ever before to meet the delivery needs of today’s brands and businesses,” said Glazman. “Rooted in delivery and powered by technology, our nationwide network can drive higher levels of efficiency, predictability, and visibility for businesses facing new and evolving delivery expectations. I’d like to thank Jim for his tremendous contributions to USPack and look forward to working with him as Vice Chairman of our board.”
Glazman, who has spent his entire career in the delivery and logistics space, has been integral to USPack’s evolution from a New York-based courier to a national delivery solutions leader. He worked closely with van Leenen in recent years to help identify and evaluate key acquisition targets and implement operational and technology advancements to help USPack expand its offering and achieve a position among the delivery industry’s fastest-growing companies.
“As a longtime leader in the delivery and logistics industry, Mark is well prepared to continue building on the reach of USPack’s final-mile adaptive delivery solutions,” van Leenen said. “Mark essentially grew up in the logistics business, and has a keen eye for competitive, superior delivery solutions. With Mark at the helm, USPack has a leader with a long-term commitment to the business as well as the success of its customers.”
“We’re very fortunate to have access to tremendous leaders at USPack and this move aligns with our early vision for CEO succession,” said Jim Ashton, General Partner, NewSpring Holdings. “Jim van Leenen brought deep expertise and value to the integration process, successfully navigating a complex transition. We can’t thank him enough for unifying USPack, setting our course for future growth. Mark’s experience and vision give us great confidence in his ability to lead the strong growth of the business moving forward.”
USPack is a same-day final-mile delivery company custom-built to help brands and businesses win in the delivery economy. With a 30-year track record of success, the company has a proven ability to create delivery strategies with business impact for customers in the automotive, script, medical and e-commerce industries. With one of the industry’s most extensive transportation and warehouse networks and an expansive network of independent delivery professionals on-call 24/7/365, USPack works to plan strategies and logistics for companies with needs of all shapes, sizes and timeframes across the country. USPack has locations in Orlando, Tampa-St. Pete, Chicago, St. Louis and Secaucus, among others. For more information, visit www.gouspack.com.
About NewSpring Holdings
NewSpring Holdings, NewSpring’s dedicated holding company with a strategy focused on control buyouts and platform builds, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take profitable, growing companies to the next level through acquisitions and proven organic methodologies. Founded in 1999, NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages approximately $1.8 billion across four distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt. Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries. Visit NewSpring at www.newspringcapital.com.