Management Spotlight: Four Worldwide Logistics Group Employees Receive Promotions

Worldwide Logistics Group is happy to announce the promotions of four key members of their management team.

Tom Peacock has been promoted to President and will oversee all activities of Worldwide Logistics Group globally. Peacock has made major contributions to Worldwide Logistics since joining the company seven years ago including playing a large role in the company’s European expansion.

Peacock began his career in logistics after graduating from the University of Delaware where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior to joining Worldwide Logistics Group, Peacock worked as a financial analyst at NFI Industries.

“Tom’s breadth of skills from finance, sales and operations has been instrumental in the growth of the company,” said Joe Monaghan, Chairman and CEO of Worldwide Logistics Group.

Willy Fong, the current head of Worldwide Logistics Group Asia, is now President APAC. Fong has been with the company since 2003 when he opened the Hong Kong office, Worldwide Logistics Group’s third branch. The company now has 37 offices in 20 countries. Fong has been the driving force in the expansion of the Asia Pacific region which has grown to 11 offices in seven countries.

“With the rapid growth in Asia, especially last year, this title better describes Willy’s position within Asia and globally,” explained Monaghan.

Prior to joining Worldwide Logistics Group, Fong held various management positions with APL (American President Lines), ACS (American Consolidation Services) and Fritz Companies, Inc. While at Fritz, he established the first company-owned air freight operation in Hong Kong. Fong has also developed distribution services in Southern Asia for Fortune 100 companies including Walmart and General Electric.

Ryan Chan, who sits in the Hong Kong office, is now Senior Vice President APAC. In this role, Chan will assist Fong in overseeing all activity in the Asia Pacific region. Chan has been with the company for more than 12 years including two years in the US.

“Ryan has grown to be a first-rate executive with a broad understanding of both the company and the logistics industry,” said Monaghan.

Chan works closely with all ocean carriers for rate and contract negotiations. Additionally, he facilitates communications between the Asia Pacific teams and the USA headquarters. Chan earned a Master of Science degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management at City University of Hong Kong.

John Rapczak is now Senior Vice President Domestic Operations. In this role, Rapczak will continue to oversee all activities related to US warehouses as well as the company’s domestic freight brokerage business.

“John has been instrumental in growing our warehouse business from one small facility in Torrance, Calif. to six facilities representing nearly 750,000 square feet in less than three years. Additionally, he has led the exponential growth in our freight brokerage business over the past five plus years,” said Monaghan.

Rapczak has spent most of his life in domestic transportation and comes from a multi-generational family of logistics executives. His grandfather, Bert Higgins, started Higgins Trucking, a courier service for the post office then the house carrier for Schering Plough (now Merck). Rapczak worked there during high school and college breaks, starting full time after college to help his parents who took over the business. He eventually diversified the company to include freight brokerage services.

“It gives me great confidence knowing that our company is well positioned for continued growth and success in 2023 and far into the future with a first-rate management team in place,” said Monaghan.