NEW YORK — Choice Logistics CEO Michael Katz announced Friday that its founder and Chairman, Edward Katz died on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Ed was surrounded by family, including his wife of 58 years, Connie Katz. He was 82 years old.
“It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of a great man,” said Michael Katz. “My father was a pioneer in the courier industry and a lifelong innovator known for boundless energy and his passion for people. He loved his employees, and I’m proud that he was able to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of his company earlier this year.”
“Ed Katz was an industry titan with numerous innovations tied to his name,” Michael Katz explained. “Since 1964, he led Choice Logistics through many expansions to its current position as a global leader in mission critical logistics services.”
In 1974, Ed founded the Air Courier Conference of America (ACCA). As the organization’s first president, he helped expand membership to more than 300 international courier services, including nearly every major airline. Ed established Choice Management Systems in 1986, a specialized division for the management and staffing of corporate mailrooms, internal messenger departments, motorized delivery departments, and receiving centers. He also established Twilight Express in the highly competitive overnight delivery segment in 1989, serving the Northeast corridor of the United States. In 1990, he made Choice the nation’s largest privately-owned courier with the acquisition of Archer Courier Service.
For more than 50 years, Choice Logistics has helped the world’s leading companies better manage their global supply-chains. We offer enterprise-grade warehouse, inventory, and transportation management solutions through our global footprint of 400 stocking locations, regional distribution centers, and transportation hubs in more than 80 countries. Companies turn to Choice to compress time-to-market, provide differentiation in the market place, and remove costs.
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