MELVINDALE, Mich., Jun. 1, 2005 – Evans Distribution Systems announced today that Leslie Ajlouny, the company’s vice president of business development, has been elected president of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). Ajlouny was elected at the recently completed 2005 WERC conference in Dallas, and will serve in the position for one year.
As the chief elected officer of WERC, Ajlouny is responsible for developing and directing policies, plans and programs to ensure the achievement of the organization’s overall objectives. She presides at all Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings, and provides for the growth and development of the organization through strategic planning.
A WERC board member since 1994, Ajlouny touts the benefits of participation: “WERC conferences are an opportunity to join other talented industry professionals to participate in an open forum for discussion and learning. I’ve taken away many tips on metrics, managing third-party relationships and warehouse layout that we have implemented at Evans. As WERC president, I am committed to reaching out with new ideas and projects that will better serve each WERC member.”
WERC — the Warehousing Education and Research Council is the only professional organization focused exclusively on warehouse management, providing practical, how-to information to help members grow professionally as they improve warehouse and company performance. For information regarding WERC and its services, contact the WERC office using the information provided above.
Evans Distribution Services, headquartered in Melvindale, Mich., was founded in 1929 as Central Detroit Warehouse Company. It has evolved into a full-service warehousing, packaging and transportation third-party logistics provider serving the automotive, manufacturing, beverage and chemical industries. The company employs more than 200 associates, the majority of them located in Michigan. Evans also operates full-service facilities in Suffolk, Va., and Devens, Mass.