New President to Lead Express Delivery & Logistics Association

JOC Staff | Mar 18, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

Kansas City, MO: March 17, 2011 – Scott Cannon, CEO of MNX, was recently elected president of the Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA). He commenced his term as president on March 11 after nomination and approval at the 2011 XLA annual membership meeting held at AirCargo 2011 in San Diego, CA.

Scott Cannon, CEO of MNX, joined the company in 2002 as VP Finance, a position he held until promoted to CFO in 2004. In early 2007 Scott was promoted to CEO. Mr. Cannon has a M.B.A. and B.A. in Finance. An expert on the specialty air courier industry, Scott is frequently asked to speak on panels, and to comment on issues affecting the industry.

MNX is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The company has emerged over the last decade as a leading innovator in the expedited transportation and logistics industry. The company’s diverse client base includes global leaders in life sciences, entertainment, aerospace, and medical devices. The company has offices on four continents, and operates a series of partnerships that extend its network to over 195 countries worldwide.

“On behalf of all the members of XLA, I’d like to thank outgoing President John Costanzo for his service and dedication to our industry and association, which included an unprecedented extra year of service past his term.” stated Scott Cannon, MNX CEO. “I am very much looking forward to working with our members, our new Board of Directors, and our exceptional executive director Jim Conway on advancing the regulatory and legislative initiatives that are so important to our members.”

Mr. Cannon will be joined by the other officers of the XLA board for the 2011/2012 term. The board is composed of some of the leading industry professionals in North America, who will help guide XLA’s continued growth.

George TrappVice President
George Trapp is the Security Manager, Safety and Regulatory Affairs of Purolator International. Trapp specializes in regulatory and government affairs, airline cargo security compliance and TSA regulations affecting the cargo industry, Custom Border Protection C-TPAT program development, loss prevention, claims evaluation and mitigation, internal investigations and white collar crime, quality, environmental health and safety program development.

Steve WrightSecretary
Steve Wright is the owner of NOW Delivery located in Providence, RI. NOW Delivery provides customized transportation solutions to many industries, including medical, payroll, financial, manufacturing, critical parts, LTL, same day and next day distribution. Since 1984, NOW Delivery has grown to be among the largest specialized courier/messenger companies in the greater New England area. Wright’s company has also been named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 500 Companies.

Don SmithTreasurer
Don Smith is Chief Logistics Officer at eShopWorld which was launched in June 2010. eShopWorld is Aramex's exciting new e-commerce product. eShopWorld connects electronic retailers with offshore consumers. Provides e-tailers with a comprehensive global sales, payments, and delivery solution that rapidly integrates with the e-tailers shopping cart. Shows fully landed costs in the shopping cart in buyers local currency. Additionally, 100 percent guaranteed payments in US dollars to e-tailers.

John CostanzoPast President
John T. Costanzo is President of Purolator International, headquartered in New York. He is responsible for Purolator’s third party logistics business and for the development and execution of the company’s cross border strategic plan. Costanzo has an extensive background in the distribution and logistics industry. Prior to joining Purolator, he served in a variety of roles in the TNT Post Group – a company providing global express, mail and logistics services across the world. He held positions of increasing levels of responsibility, beginning with Senior Vice President of the Express Products Division and rising to President of the International Mail Division, Americas Region. Costanzo began his career with the Emery Air Freight Corporation, where prior to joining TNT he had risen to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of Emery’s largest division.

The XLA board officers are joined by the 7 XLA board members at large who include: Claudio Bacchi, Managing Partner at Red Logistics Corp. in Florida; Tom Belmont, Senior Vice President – Service at MNX in California; Timothy Byrnes, Vice President of GeoPost Americas in New York; Matt Groppe, Director of Business Development and Strategy at DHL in Virginia; Craig Meindl, Agents Manager at World Courier, Inc. in New York; Bart Salant, President at Paramount Courier Inc. in New York; Angelo Patrizio, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Compliancy at International Bonded Couriers, Inc. in Florida.

The XLA Board of Directors will guide the association through its various programs that assist express delivery, postal and logistics industry members. Programs include meetings, advocacy efforts, business support and more. The association also assists its members by providing a network of support for personal and professional growth.

For more information on the board members or the organization, contact XLA, at 816.221.0254 or e-mail