YRC Logistics, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, named Eric Friedlander managing director for Asia.
Friedlander will be responsible for all aspects of business operations, development, government relations, and financial performance in China and all other countries in the region. He will report to Jim Ritchie, President and CEO of YRC Logistics.
YRCW has invested substantially in China over the last three years as the economy has grown at a double digit pace.
"This is an important part of the future for YRC Logistics," said Jim Ritchie, President and CEO of YRC Logistics. "Eric's experience in the region, language skills, and financial acumen make him well suited to excel in this role."
Friedlander moves into his new position after serving as senior vice president for Asia development at YRC Logistics and the COO of YRC Logistics Asia. Prior to joining YRC Logistics, he served as vice president of finance for Transportation.com.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis and holds a Master of Arts degree in Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded a congressional fellowship.