Menzies appoints new distribution boss

Edinburgh-based aviation logistics and news distribution firm John Menzies announced that Greg Michael will assume the role of Managing Director, Menzies Distribution, on January 1, 2017.

Menzies has been under pressure from activist shareholders to split into two separate companies in aviation and distribution — but its chairman said in August it could take up to a year to decide if the company should split into two, partly due to complications with the groups’ pension schemes.

“Greg brings relevant third party logistics and distribution experience to the group,” said Menzies.

“He previously held senior positions in DHL and Deutsche Post and has a very successful track record in managing change.

“Greg will focus on the evolution of the print media supply chain and will bring his experience and creativity to the diversification and growth agenda currently being developed for the division.

“This addition completes the re-shaping of the senior leadership team.”