January 15, 2016 2:00 PM, EST

Ceva Appoints Lorrain to Head New Ground Transportation Business

Ceva Logistics has appointed Jerome Lorrain chief operating officer of its newly created ground transportation business line, which will operate alongside its air, ocean and contract logistics operations.

Ceva Ground, based in Houston, is the sixth-largest carrier in the air and expedited freight sector, according to Transport Topics’ list of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada. The company reported revenue of $225 million in 2014.

As part of an operating model introduced in 2014, Ceva’s ground business will remain “strongly embedded as a part of the local cluster strategy,” Ceva said in a statement.

“Lorrain’s first priority will be to optimize Ceva’s U.S. organization by further developing its regional footprint and to align its global approach through stronger coordination and optimization of processes,” the company stated.

Lorrain comes to the United States from Dubai, where he served as executive vice president for Ceva Logistics and oversaw operations in the Balkans, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia.

Ceva Logistics, headquartered in the Netherlands, operates in more than 170 countries and ranks No. 7 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America with estimated net revenue of $1.7 billion.