Lynden International announced the promotions of David Richardson to president and Steve Tofts to vice president - international. Richardson succeeds Dennis Patrick who retired from the company Oct. 31.

Richardson joined Lynden in 1980 as assistant controller and later served as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has more than 30 years of industry experience, including eight years at Airborne Freight Corporation, and is general director and board member for several Russian companies affiliated with Lynden. For the past decade he has focused on the development of international projects, specifically in Moscow and the Russian Far East.

‘I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges of continuing to build service success for our customers,’ Richardson says. ‘Former president Dennis Patrick, who guided the company so well for 25 years, built a strong foundation for future growth.’

Tofts came to Lynden in 2005 from Lupprian’s Global Logistics in London. He was most recently director of international services and has over 30 years of industry experience working for major global forwarders and logistics-based companies worldwide.

‘The creation of a new international division at Lynden signals our strategic intent to continue to focus on providing our clients with global solutions to their overall supply chain needs,’ Tofts says.