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Meridian IQ Names Roland Chong Managing Director for Asia

Meridian IQ Names Roland Chong Managing Director for Asia

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meridian IQ, a wholly owned subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. , recently announced that Roland Chong has been named Managing Director, Asia. In his new role, Mr. Chong will be responsible for all Meridian IQ activities throughout Asia. He also will oversee the China forwarding venture between JHJ International Transportation Co., Ltd. and Meridian IQ, China, through his position on this venture's Board of Directors.

Meridian IQ has a presence in 12 countries in Asia, including China. According to Bill Zollars, Chairman, President and CEO of YRC Worldwide, the company's strategic focus in China is to build end-to-end transportation and logistics solutions that provide visibility throughout the supply chain.

Mr. Chong will report directly to Jim Ritchie, President and CEO, Meridian IQ. Mr. Chong joined the organization in April 2006 as senior vice president, logistics for Meridian IQ, Asia, with significant experience in both logistics and freight forwarding. Over the past nine months, Mr. Chong has built a team to support world-class logistics processes and to prepare the organization in China for accelerated growth. He will continue to build on his successes in this new role.

"Roland is a seasoned executive who has proven his skills in strategic leadership and business building," said Ritchie. "We look to Roland and his management team to build solid growth and to increase revenues and profits in Asia."

Before joining Meridian IQ, Mr. Chong worked with companies including Exel, Kyocera, AT&T, and Crown Pacific. He holds a Master of Business and Administration degree from Newport University in California. Mr. Chong is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK (FCILT), a committee member of China International Forwarding Association (CIFA), and a Committee member of China Customs Broker Association (CCBA). He also serves as Economic Consultant and Advisor for the Chinese Government in the Tianjin Airport Industrial Park Administration, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Administration, and Shanghai North Bund Freight Development Committee.

About Meridian IQ:

Meridian IQ, a wholly owned subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. , is a global logistics management company. Based in Overland Park, Kansas, and with offices in North America, Asia, Europe and South America, Meridian IQ enables companies to improve their transportation network and overall supply chain efficiency by offering flexible logistics solutions supported by Web-hosted technology and global logistics management capabilities.

About YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, is the holding company for a portfolio of successful brands including Yellow Transportation, Roadway, Reimer Express, Meridian IQ, New Penn, USF Holland, USF Reddaway and USF Glen Moore. The enterprise provides global transportation services, transportation management solutions and logistics management. The portfolio of brands represents a comprehensive array of services for the shipment of industrial, commercial and retail goods domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, YRC Worldwide employs approximately 66,000 people.

Meridian IQ; YRC Worldwide Inc.

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