Elaborating on the opportunity behind his move, Boots said, “I am excited at the prospect of leading MNX’s operations and business growth in Asia. MNX is already a recognized service leader in several industries, and with expanded capabilities throughout Asia, MNX can meet our customers’ expedited transportation needs and can tailor services for individual customer demands. Continued growth of trade within Asia makes this a critical market for growth, where accelerated logistics services will become increasingly relied upon.”
A primary focus area for MNX in Asia Pacific is in transportation related to clinical trials. Clinical trials require very detailed and precise processes and the logistical elements backing these processes are critical. Under Boots’ leadership, MNX is well placed to tap the growth of the biopharmaceutical and clinical trials markets throughout Asia.
“We are delighted to have someone of Onno’s talent, experience and reputation join our senior management team. Having a strong team in Singapore is essential to meeting our customers’ global needs. Onno brings with him strong relationships and a thorough understanding of our customers’ needs in Asia. He truly represents the MNX core values of flexibility, reliability and the ability to go above and beyond for our customers. With Onno in place, we are better prepared than ever to meet our long-term growth plans in Asia,” said Scott Cannon, MNX CEO.
Kelvin Wong, executive director of logistics at the Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “I am pleased that MNX has chosen Singapore as the location to further tap Asia’s opportunities under the leadership of Onno Boots. MNX’s investment in Singapore underscores the country’s location as the Asian hub and as an international gateway for U.S. companies seeking to capitalize on the fast-growing Asian market. MNX will be able to leverage demand in Singapore to develop innovative supply chain solutions for its life sciences and clinical trials customers and tap our supply chain management talent.”
Before joining MNX, Boots was TNT Express Worldwide’s regional managing director for Southeast Asia and India. He was based at TNT’s Netherlands headquarters for nearly 18 years before relocating to the TNT Asia regional office in Singapore in 2007. Simultaneously, Boots served as the director of global account management where he was responsible for overseeing the growth of TNT's global accounts across the world.
About MNX, Inc.Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, MNX is rapidly emerging as a leading innovator in the expedited transportation and logistics industry. The company’s diverse client base includes global leaders in life sciences, entertainment, aerospace and medical devices industries. These organizations rely on MNX’s exceptional track record in transporting critical items around the world, and within the United States. The company has offices on four continents, and operates a series of partnerships that extend its network to over 220 countries worldwide.