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Specialist technology provider Freight Software Group (FSG) has appointed Richard Litchfield (pictured above) as the new managing director of its Forward Computers subsidiary.
Forward Computers supplies freight forwarding software to the logistics sector and was acquired by Freight Software Group in 2019. FSG is also the parent company of BoxTop Technologies.
“The freight and logistics sector is experiencing significant changes, the customer is ever more demanding, with higher expectations and a requirement to deliver goods quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively,” Mr Litchfield said.
“With the onset of Brexit, transport operators are focused on optimising processes and there is a growing opportunity in the market to support operators of all sizes, so I’m really excited about joining the group at such a dynamic time.”
He has 20 years’ experience in the transport and logistics sector and was most recently group IT director at Europa Worldwide. Prior to that he was vice president/global head of IS road logistics at Kuehne & Nagel.
After leaving Europa at the end of last year, Richard launched IT consultancy Innovate Freight, which will continue under separate management.
Christopher Hewlett, FSG CEO, said: “We’re delighted to have Richard join the Freight Software group, leading the Forward Computers team. Having spent his career in the freight sector, building vast experience in co-ordinating and managing the many disciplines across the industry, he brings with him unique insight.”