Crane Worldwide Logistics chairman, Jim Crane officially appointed seasoned veteran Keith Winters as CEO Crane Worldwide Logistics – marking only the second CEO in the company’s history. Effective immediately, Winters replaces outgoing CEO, John Magee, who is leaving after 11 years in the role.
Winters brings a wealth of strategic and executive leadership success as a member of the Crane family of companies for over 20 years. His deep global experience within the industry, eight years serving as chief operating officer for Crane Worldwide, and his most recent two and half years as CEO of Davaco, Inc (a company affiliated with Crane Capital Group, Inc.) make him the obvious successor for this growing business, the company says.
“Crane Worldwide has built our success as a result of our talented people and our unwavering commitment to client service. I am excited that our CEO successor has come internally as Keith exemplifies all of the great values we have built this company on,” states chairman Jim Crane.
“I am grateful for everything John Magee has accomplished in the role and personally thank him for his commitment as one of our company founders. I am confident the transition will be smooth – our leadership team is solid, and we are looking forward to the future.”
“I want to thank Jim Crane for the opportunity to build and lead Crane Worldwide, says Magee, adding, ‘it has been an honour to work with so many exceptional people the past 11 years.
“Keith is also one of our founders, who has played an integral role in launching the company. With him moving into the CEO position, I am confident our clients will experience no impact to their day-to-day service needs.”
Winters comments: “Crane Worldwide is a best in class global supply chain and logistics organization. I am honoured to lead our team of over 1,800 employees into the next chapter of our growth and I look forward to working alongside our clients to continue to drive innovation within this industry.”