FTA Ireland, Ireland’s most active and vocal membership association for the logistics industry, has appointed Jerry Meredith as the association’s new business service manager.
Meredith, who was previously employed at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), has more than 23 years’ experience in operations management in the logistics and transport sector, and has been actively involved in CILT’s education committee, as well as the organisation’s Eastern sector on a voluntary basis for a number of years.
Before joining CILT, Meredith was Operations Director for Ice Training Solutions, where his responsibilities included course development, course evaluation, managing trainer schedules and engaging with clients to assess and provide for their training needs.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Jerry’s calibre to the FTAI team,” says General Manager Aidan Flynn, “since he brings a wealth of business experience and knowledge to our operation. His experience working in education and apprenticeships will be hugely beneficial to the Logistics Apprenticeship Alliance, of which FTAI is an integral member, and I am certain that he will help us drive awareness and knowledge of the need for vocational training to benefit the entire sector in the coming months.”
“FTAI has built a reputation for excellence across the industry,” says Meredith, “and I am looking forward to spreading the word about the Association’s benefits, driving up the membership base and introducing its professional advice and services to those across the country looking to improve their business operations. Logistics is a key sector if the nation’s economy is to continue to grow and prosper, and I couldn’t join them at a more exciting time, with Brexit and the opportunities it offers just around the corner.”
FTA Ireland is a not for profit membership trade association for the freight and logistics industry in Ireland. FTAI covers all aspects of the freight, passenger transport and logistics supply chain, including road, rail, sea, air, port, airport and public service transport interests, whether as operators of freight and logistics services, coach and bus operators or as shippers. Further information regarding FTA Ireland is available at www.ftai.ie