March 1, 2024

Change at the top at CWT

CWT CEO Michelle McKinney Frymire has decided to step down after just one year in the role. She was appointed CEO in May 2021 replacing Kurt Ekert.

The global TMC has appointed President and Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Andersen as its next President and CEO from May 1 2022. He will also serve on the company’s Board of Directors.

“Leading CWT through such a critical phase in its evolution has been a great honor,” said McKinney Frymire.

“We have made substantial achievements during extraordinary times and I am grateful to our global team and customers for their trust and supportive partnership. Now, with a strong financial foundation in place, CWT is positioned to accelerate its growth plan and I’m pleased to pass the baton to Patrick.”

Jim Abrahamson, Chair of the CWT Board, said: “We are excited that Patrick will serve as our next CEO, given his outstanding track record as Chief Commercial Officer and 13 years in international leadership roles at CWT. He has deep-rooted relationships with our customers and stakeholders and has demonstrated superb leadership through overseeing our strategic priorities, expanding RoomIt, and launching our ground breaking myCWT China technology platform.

“On behalf of the Board and our global colleagues, we thank Michelle for her many contributions since she joined the Company in 2019 and wish her well in her next endeavours.”

Prior to his role as CWT President and Chief Commercial Officer, Andersen served as Chief Strategy Officer and before that President of the Americas.

He joined CWT in 2008 and before that worked for Deutsche Post Worldwide and DHL.