FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding arm of global shipping giant FedEx Corp., has named James R. Muhs the new president and CEO of the company.
In his new position, Muhs will provide the leadership and strategic direction of FedEx Trade Networks, including its global operations and product portfolio.
Muhs has spent nearly 30 years in the international trade industry since beginning his career with FedEx in 1984. He has served in a variety of operations and executive management roles, building an in-depth knowledge of global freight movement and the evolving needs of international shippers, said a company release.
Before joining FedEx Trade Networks, Muhs most recently served as senior vice president of U.S. International, Global Planning, Engineering and Trade Services at FedEx Express, where he was responsible for the U.S. export business, as well as the planning and engineering of the global network.
During his tenure, Muhs supported the company’s global growth strategy by overseeing key strategic areas, including global trade, freight movement, engineering and network planning, operations and customs clearance activities.