AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 3, 2013 – Online freight marketplace uShip today announced shipping industry veteran Dick Metzler has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Metzler has spent the last 25 years in leadership positions at some biggest names in freight, including FedEx Logistics, APL Logistics, DHL Express, Greatwide Logistics and, most recently, XPO Logistics.
In this newly-created position, Metzler will oversee uShip’s brand and marketing strategy, as well as online search, inbound/outbound marketing, business development and corporate communications that support cross-company initiatives and key verticals, including, vehicles, relocation, household goods and freight services to uShip’s core carrier, shipper and broker stakeholders.
“Dick brings to uShip that perfect mix of incredible transportation experience and fundamental brand management that’s brought to market some of the industry’s most well-known freight brands and services like DHL’s U.S. launch and the early version of FedEx home delivery,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “He’s joining uShip at an exciting time as we continue to build the uShip brand and evolve our freight services, mobile capabilities and accelerated growth plans.”
“One of the most intriguing parts of uShip for me is that we have a one-of-a-kind online transportation exchange where we are in effect the eBay, Priceline and Travelocity of shipping all in one,” said Metzler. “When you combine uShip’s unique transportation value proposition, plenty of additional market segments to pursue, and the opportunity to tell our story to a lot more people, it is a great place for a marketing guy like me to be.”
To learn more on Metzler’s background, visit his LinkedIn page: http://linkedin.com/in/dickmetzler
uShip is the global transport marketplace that’s reinventing the traditional logistics process. By moving it entirely online and to mobile devices, it brings greater automation, transparency and efficiency to the traditionally inefficient shipping industry. Primarily serving the commercial freight, vehicles, and household goods markets, the uShip freight exchange seamlessly connects shipping customers – from freight brokers to business shippers and consumers – with feedback-rated transportation service providers that engage in online fixed price, spot market and auction-based transactions. Based in Austin, Texas, and Amsterdam, the company operates globally with localized sites in 19 countries and regions on six continents. It is backed by Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and is featured on “Shipping Wars,” A&E’s real-life series broadcast worldwide. http://www.uship.com