DF Young has introduced a new business division, DF Young Specialty Logistics.
The new unit will target industry verticals that require special attention and handling. The Berwyn, Pa.-based supply chain management company expects to attract customers in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries that have controlled substances, cold chain and sample distribution requirements; trade show and convention exhibitors with precise event schedules; manufacturers and distributors of computer equipment; and other clients that require customized solutions or specialty courier needs.
DF Young’s focus within Specialty Logistics will primarily be as a freight forwarder offering air freight and courier services.
“We are seeking large companies with specialized, challenging supply chains and shipping requirements,” said Wes Wyatt, DF Young’s CEO, in a written statement. “This is an underserved market segment with significant need for a company with experience like ours.”
The company has hired three logistics executives — Chris Carter, Steve Giampapa and Ashley Nielsen — to lead the new division. Carpenter, the former president of Priority Solutions International, has taken the role of vice president of the Specialty Logistics unit, and Giampapa, who has more than 25 years of domestic transport and pharmaceutical experience, is serving as director of domestic operations. Nielsen, who was most recently an account executive for AIT Worldwide Logistics, has been appointed as the new division’s national sales director.