James Connelly has been named chief operating officer, xpedx and is a member of the xpedx senior lead team. Connelly is also a vice president and company officer of International Paper. (xpedx is a business of International Paper.)
Connelly began his career with xpedx in October 1999 as vice president, sales and group vice president. In his nearly 12 years with xpedx, he has held a number of leadership positions, including his most recent role as executive vice president, East Region, xpedx.
His new role of COO consolidates the two former positions of executive vice president in the East and West Regions for xpedx. He is based at xpedx’s business headquarters in Loveland, Ohio, near Cincinnati.