READING, Pa., March 23, 2011— Penske Logistics has named Paulo Sarti as Managing Director for South American operations. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, he is responsible for the operations and growth of business in South America.
A Penske employee since 2004, Sarti was most recently Senior Director of Operations. In this capacity, Sarti was responsible for leading a team of over 1,400 associates. He managed the P&L operations of distribution centers, transportation and in-plant logistics for nearly two dozen operations across Brazil.
He also led contract renegotiations, new customer deployment, cost restructuring and improved productivity efforts. Sarti has also served Penske in sales, engineering and operations capacities.
Sarti succeeds Bill Scroggie, who has returned to the U.S. to serve as the company's Senior Vice President of Operations for the Central region.
"I am very pleased to be named Managing Director," Sarti said. "This is an excellent time to focus on the amazing growth opportunities in Brazil, and build on our momentum to drive Penske towards continuous success. I am looking forward to making significant contributions in the years ahead."
He earned a bachelor's degree in science and business administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP. Sarti resides in São Paulo, Brazil with his wife and two children.
"Naming Paulo Sarti as our Managing Director in South America will allow Penske to continue building on the good work of Bill Scroggie," said Marc Althen, Penske Logistics President. "His extensive knowledge of our operations, and his close working relationship with our customers, will provide a seamless leadership transition."
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing, and international freight forwarding and carrier management. To learn more visit www.PenskeLogistics.com and our "Move Ahead" blog.