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Purolator Boss Named Outstanding CEO After U.S. Growth

JERICHO, NY — When Federal Express changed their name to FedEx, they did so with the intention of becoming a household verb. ‘We’ll FedEx it to you’ has since become standard shipping and freighting lingo.

It appears Canadian freighter Purolator wants to do the same in FedEx’s own territory after doing it in Canada.

Long Island Business News has released its yearly Outstanding CEOs list, and among them is Purolator International President John Costanzo. The accolade signals a quietly astonishing traction gain in the western hemisphere’s biggest market: America.

Costanzo joined the Canadian shipping corporation in 2001 after spending four years as TNT USA Inc.’s President. When he first started at Purolator, the corporation had a small presence in the US with just three fledgling branch operations in the country.

Today, that number has grown to 30 branch operations in the U.S., reaching all four corners of the nation. Twenty of those 30 new branch ops have come since 2010, an extraordinary growth success of 200 percent in just four years.

That expansion has led to a doubling in sales and more than 30 percent increase in profits since 2010. According to Costanzo, the success comes from the Express delivery service here in Canada, Freight Forwarding and LTL services, and 2013’s introduction of PuroPost, a new consumer parcel delivery service.

In recognition of the rapid growth, Supply Chain Brain magazine recently named Purolator International to its “Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners” list.

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