John Pasha has taken the position of senior vice president responsible for The Pasha Group’s Automotive Processing Division. 
Pasha, who is grandson of the company’s founder George W. Pasha Jr, will bring more than 15 years of experience across its divisions, including more than five years acting as vice president of Operations for Pasha Automotive Services’ San Diego operation.
"I am honoured to accept this new responsibility," said Pasha. “I will maintain the same passion as we continue building an exceptional automotive services organisation dedicated to providing the best possible service to our customers, developing products and solutions that deliver extraordinary value, and solidifying our place as a trusted advisor for all our customers’ automotive processing needs.”
He also served as general manager at Pasha Automotive Services’ National City Marine Terminal location. Under his leadership the company completely revamped its management operating system, True Ops, and is reporting enhanced value out of the system.
Earlier in his career Pasha managed auto processing at the company’s San Francisco Bay Area terminal, and worked in South America and Europe in various capacities including managing and servicing military cargo and commercial shipments throughout Europe. John is an active community steward, recently serving as chair of the National City Chamber of Commerce and currently as Co-chair of San Diego’s Working Waterfront Group.
"Since taking on the position of general manager at Pasha Automotive Services in 2004, John has maintained a solid track record for turning a vision into a well-executed strategy,” said George Pasha IV, president and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with him on continuing to develop the commercial strategy for Pasha Automotive Services in his new role as senior vice president, taking full advantage of his strong operations, services and business development skills."
Gregory Lehmkuhl has been named president of Con-Way Freight, the less-that-truckload subsidiary of freight transportation and logistics service provider Con-Way Inc. He takes over from Douglas Stotlar, Con-way president and CEO, who has served as interim president of Con-way Freight since August 2010 when John Labrie left the company
Lehmkuhl moves into the new role from his previous position as Con-way Freight's executive vice president of operations, responsible for strategic planning and execution. He also directed Con-way Freight's change management, employee engagement and leadership development activities. 
He has also been named as an executive vice president of the parent company.
“Greg Lehmkuhl's team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight," said Stotlar. "He has done an excellent job guiding the organization through many challenges, executing our improvement plans and positioning Con-way Freight with effective strategies for continued success."
Lehmkuhl joined Con-way Freight in August 2008 from sister company Menlo Worldwide Logistics. As vice president of Menlo's Automotive Industry Group, he oversaw global strategic development, solution engineering and implementation, sales, operations, pricing, customer service and account management. During his tenure at Menlo, he played a key role leading the organisation in the adoption of lean principles and operating processes. 
“I want to thank the Board and our employees for their confidence and support,” said Lehmkuhl. “It is an honour and a privilege to lead this organisation. We have made great strides putting Con-way Freight back on track and I look forward to sustaining and accelerating the process gained under Doug’s leadership.”
Gefco UK has announced that its new managing director is Tristan Balayn. He replaces Alain Vignon who has held the position since 2007 and is now returning to France as manager for the Gefco Project, focusing on the company’s future direction.
Balayn has been with Gefco for 20 years, beginning his career at the company at the company’s Coventry office. He has worked across all aspects of the business and has significant expertise in transport and logistics, including being overland operations manager for Gefco France, holding responsibility for a network of 56 depots. In 2005 he became PSA Peugeot Citroen Customer Division manager, leading a project to adapt the supply logistics of PSA plants.
For the last five years, he has been based in Lyon, one of Gefco France’s eight international hubs, as the regional director for the Rhone Alpes-Auvergne area. Within this role Tristan took responsibility for all maritime, road, air, customs and logistics activities across 13 sites and standardised all processes in the area.
Speaking about his new role, Balayn said: “I am delighted to be joining Gefco UK in its 30th year of UK operations and at such a pivotal time for the industry. The Gefco Group is committed to ensuring a consistently outstanding service for our clients and delivering new environmental efficiencies and I look forward to working with the wider team to consolidate Gefco’s reputation in the UK.”