Roadrunner Transportation Systems’ New Board Nominee Chris Jamroz

With more than two decades of finance and logistics leadership experience, Chris Jamroz serves as the CEO of New Jersey-based STG Holdings, which boasts more than 4 million square feet of warehouse space in the United States and offers logistics services such as distribution, multi-vendor and time sensitive inventory management, and high SKU count. Supplementing his executive role with STG, Chris Jamroz was recently nominated to join the Board of Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS).

RRTS CEO Curt Stoelting announced the nominations of Mr. Jamroz and Don Brown in connection with his comments concerning RRTS’ Q1 2019 revenue report. During that period, the company reported revenue of $507.1 million, which represents a shortfall relative to the $569 million consensus estimate. According to Mr. Stoelting, Mr. Jamroz and Mr. Brown will support company efforts to optimize growth through its long-term focus and various business plans.

The two new prospective board members were nominated following news that three of RRTS’ current directors, Michael Ward, John Kennedy III, and William Urkiel, resigned as part of a company-led board transition. Beyond his leadership of STG, Mr. Jamroz functions as the chairman of the secure logistics company CMS Info Systems and served for seven years as the head of the Canada Corporate Finance practice at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Mr. Brown, meanwhile, is a former executive with FedEx who spent two decades with the shipping and logistics company.


The Expansion of Emergent Cold


Emergent Cold – An Expanding Global Cold Chain Company

Chris Jamroz
Chris Jamroz

Chris Jamroz is a well-established logistics executive who leads STG Holdings, LLC, a company that offers a full spectrum of container freight station solutions. Among Chris Jamroz’ responsibilities is as a board member of Emergent Cold, which has developed a temperature-controlled storage platform that facilitates distribution activities across the global cold chain.

First established in Australia, Emergent Cold has become a market leader in Vietnam and backs its services with 40,000 pallet capacity in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In total, the company has a capacity of more than 300,000 pallets and maintains temperature-controlled space of about 75 million cubic feet.

A current focus for Emergent Cold is on expanding into new markets worldwide, and the company has undertaken integrated new developments and acquisitions across emerging and established markets. In the process, the company is becoming a valued partner among myriad businesses that wish to take advantage of a streamlined and efficient international transportation and storage network.

STG Holdings Names New CFO


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STG Holdings

As CEO of STG Holdings, LLC, in South Kearny, New Jersey, Chris Jamroz is responsible for overseeing the most expansive network of container freight station (CFS) facilities in North America. In the United States alone, STG offers more than 4 million square feet of warehouse space. In addition to managing the company’s day-to-day operations, Chris Jamroz works with the company’s other executives to formulate its strategic planning, including STG’s newly appointed chief financial officer.

In March 2018, STG Holdings named Joe Toczak, an experienced finance executive with a background in manufacturing and distribution, to serve as the company’s new chief financial officer. An MBA graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, his specific background in international logistics and experience navigating complicated mergers and acquisitions make him an ideal choice to fill the role. The new hire is part of STG’s ongoing growth strategy, which has included the acquisition of companies such as Freight Force.

STG’s Jamroz Focuses on Investment in CFS Industry

Chris Jamroz
Chris Jamroz

An accomplished senior executive, Chris Jamroz serves as CEO of St. George Logistics Holdings (STG). The South Kearny, New Jersey-based company is the nation’s leader in the container freight station market, doing business in major ports on both the west and the east coast. Toward the close of 2016, Chris Jamroz was interviewed by the publication American Shipper, where he discussed his undervalued industry.

The container freight station, or CFS, industry accounts for about 15 percent of the total container shipping industry, yet it is highly fragmented. And because the logistics involved in the types of less-than-container loads (LTL) shipped by CFS companies are far more complex and exacting than those that obtain for the full-container-load segment of the industry, barriers to entry are often next to insurmountable.

Mr. Jamroz observed that the fragmentation among the CFS industry’s approximately 1,500 firms is not conducive to attracting investment. To add to the problem, the industry’s costs of operation and increasingly complicated logistics are joined by the volatility of world markets.

Mr. Jamroz believes that his industry is ripe for consolidation and a thorough modernization, and has directed STG along these lines in its broad investment strategies.

STG Holdings – Efficiency and Capacity in Container Freight Services


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STG Holdings

Overseeing STG Holdings, LLC, Chris Jamroz leads the largest network of independent container freight stations (CFS) across North America. In the United States alone, the firm offers warehousing space spanning four million square feet. With Chris Jamroz’ New Jersey-headquartered firm currently expanding its Chicago regional operations, he is overseeing a process of industry consolidation that has encompassed the merger of St. George Logistics and AZ Corporation, subsidiaries of STG Holdings.

Interviewed in late 2016 by American Shipper, Mr. Jamroz singled out a major issue facing the CFS industry as being “critical underinvestment” that has resulted from industry fragmentation and neglect, with the vast majority of freight moves accomplished through full-container-load. This is problematic because global shipping cyclicality, coupled with excess capacity, has resulted in less-than-containerload freight volumes.

The merger of the two major CFS companies, St. George Logistics and AZ Corporation, enables long-needed technology automation that seamlessly integrates two major distribution networks across a combined 32 facilities nationwide.

Because STG operates as a independent outsourcer, it has a unique ability to optimize efficiency through functioning at full capacity. This contrasts with freight forwarders that have less flexibility when it comes to seasonality and cyclicality in shipping volumes. Its unique pay-per-service system ties business volume directly to operating expenses in ways that protect the bottom line.

Technology Provides St. George Logistics with an Industry Edge

Chris Jamroz
Chris Jamroz

Chris Jamroz is St. George Logistics Holdings CEO and St. George Logistics Executive Chairman. St. George Logistics Holdings is the largest supplier of outsourced container freight station services in North America. The technology overseen by Chris Jamroz at St. George Logistics Holdings is aligned with the needs of customers to reduce errors, minimize costs, and enhance visibility.

St. George Logistics Holdings operates an advanced container freight station platform that utilizes a cargo management system offering auto alerts, enhanced online reporting, and numerous scheduling features. The platform also provides real-time information on shipment tracking and status and supports file data interchange. Additionally, it can interface with a client’s financial system and generate shipping documents, customized reports, automatic billing, and releases.

The distribution operations at St. George Logistics Holdings employ a warehouse management system called Synapse. The extreme functionality of Synapse supports complex distribution models and can handle a broad range of requirements. Synapse benefits St. George Logistics Holdings’ clients by offering the most advanced distribution technology available.