Zeus Labs, the software startup revolutionising the road freight industry, has made their most high profile appointment to date, with Alistair Lindsay taking the role as Chief Operating Officer. He joins from global giant Tesco Group where he spent over 10 years, finishing as Global Head of Logistics.
In a clearly strategic move, the major announcement of Lindsay’s new role demonstrates Zeus Labs’ continuing commitment to strong and sustainable growth in the fast changing UK haulage and logistics sector. In addition, this appointment reinforces Zeus Labs’ position as the most influential digital logistics organisation in Europe.
Commenting on his move Lindsay said, “The UK freight sector, like freight sectors across all regions globally, is overly complex and has not evolved at the same speed as other industries when it comes to the adoption of technology. Zeus Labs can and will change that for good. Not only does Zeus Labs’ proposition simplify the task of executing the physical move through their slick digital platform, but crucially it addresses the challenge the freight industry is now facing with respect to the movement of fresh air/empty trailers across the length and breadth of the country. In other words, a totally unnecessary contributor to the haulage industry’s carbon footprint. Replacing those empty legs with laden legs, means we create a much more environmentally efficient and sustainable transport network. This is a major benefit of Zeus’s product that cannot be underestimated, and it was a major and personal draw for me. Knowing we can make a material societal difference is incredibly powerful and motivational not just for me but for all of us in the Zeus Labs family.”
“The vision Jai and Clemente have for Zeus Labs, coupled with their unrivalled and positive track record since they went live operationally was too much for me to ignore. My career to date, and most recently, with Tesco, has provided me with a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain new experiences across multiple geographies and disciplines. I can now apply all that knowledge in my new role to drive Zeus Labs to become the biggest company in digital freight,” concluded Lindsay.
Jai Kanwar, co-founder of Zeus Labs said, “If you want to be the best, you have to work with the best and this is where Alistair Lindsay comes in. He is without doubt one of the most respected and capable Logistic experts in the entire haulage and freight sector, and his experience and expertise is a game changer for Zeus Labs. We are now ready to supercharge our drive to bring positive and sustainable digital transformation to the entire logistics market. We are delighted Alistair has chosen to join us.”
As Zeus Labs Chief Operating Officer, Lindsay will play a key role in developing the founders’ (Jai Kanwar and Clemente Theotokis) business vision so the company can fulfill its enormous potential. He will support the refinement of the strategy and delivery of long-term growth plan, and work with Jai and Clemente to set the direction of operations across the business in new and existing geographies. Lindsay will expand Zeus Labs’ best in sector team, continue to drive disruption in the logistics industry and ensure that Zeus Labs is seen as the benchmark for freight solutions across the globe.
Using Zeus Labs, shippers retain control of their shipping capabilities, source sustainable transport methods as well as manage all documents and communications in one place. Shippers can effortlessly coordinate large numbers of shipments across multiple partners.
Hauliers can also reduce their empty miles, becoming more sustainable, and increase their truck utilization, and ultimately make more money with Zeus. Sourcing, bidding, and transporting loads has never been easier with the use of their haulier driver app and platform. Even getting paid has become easier through Zeus’ Instant Pay where hauliers can get paid 48 hours after delivery.