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September 12, 2016

Hermann Services Transitions to Centralized Organizational Structure

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As we approach our 90th year of operations, Hermann Services has adopted a centralized organizational structure, streamlining its leadership under Dennis W. Hermann who was named CEO.

Division leaders of the company’s service areas will report to Mr. Hermann including Transportation, Warehousing, Logistics, Leasing, and Fleet Maintenance. The corporate operational departments of Safety, Accounting, HR, and IT have been restructured to centrally serve the organization companywide. Department leaders will also directly report to Mr. Hermann.

According to Mr. Hermann, “As our customers increasingly benefit from the many services that we provide, our new streamlined structure will result in higher efficiencies and keep all levels of the organization focused on one vision: To provide total distribution services at the highest levels of safety and efficiency.”

A cornerstone of the reorganization is the installation of an enterprise-class IT infrastructure, which includes a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting system that allows division managers to monitor, analyze, and share financial and operations data through a single interface. Mr. Hermann adds that, “The new structure will facilitate information sharing and collaboration among our management team to identify opportunities in real time allowing us to provide expanded and higher levels of services.”

The company also announced that Jeffrey Hermann, representing the fourth generation of family ownership, has been promoted to President of Hermann Transportation, which provides trucking services nationwide including dedicated, contract carrier, port drayage, and intermodal transportation. The company has consolidated all trucking services into the transportation division to leverage new technologies that can speed operations from adjusting to seasonality spikes to making faster routing decisions.

“We take tremendous pride in our company story dating back to 1927,” said Jeff Hermann. “I am excited to work with Rich Hermann and Chuck Capra, Presidents of Hermann Leasing and Hermann Warehousing, and our entire team, to add the next chapter of company growth driven by strong leadership and advanced technologies. We are now readily organized to quickly respond to the dynamic marketplace with flexible, custom turnkey solutions, while delivering higher levels of customer value. Our goal is to provide better visibility to our customers and all parties that we collaborate with throughout the supply chain.”