CHEP APPOINTS MENDES CEO

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Victor Mendes has been named chief executive officer of CHEP International here. He immediately replaces Bob Moore, who is retiring, but is staying on as a consultant until June 2002. des joined Brambles, CHEP's parent company, in 1999, and developed its global information management division, Recall, into a leading and fast-growing business. He also worked for General Electric and

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Victor Mendes has been named chief executive officer of CHEP International here. He immediately replaces Bob Moore, who is retiring, but is staying on as a consultant until June 2002.

des joined Brambles, CHEP's parent company, in 1999, and developed its global information management division, Recall, into a leading and fast-growing business. He also worked for General Electric and held a number of senior positions in its industrial automation business. CHEP is an international pallet and container pooling company servicing the consumer goods, produce, meat, home improvement, hardware, housewares and automotive industries.