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Peter Ruotsi Named Chief Commercial Officer at Pacer Global Logistics.

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DUBLIN, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2004

Peter M. Ruotsi has been named chief commercial officer at Pacer Global Logistics (PGL) based in Dublin, Ohio. Ruotsi was most recently executive vice president of business development at Pacer Stacktrain in Concord, California.

PGL is the retail arm of Pacer International (Nasdaq:PACR), the North American freight transportation and logistics services provider. PGL arranges for and provides a full menu of complementary services that include intermodal marketing, trucking, warehousing and distribution, international freight forwarding, and supply-chain management services directly to manufacturers and retailers.

"Peter Ruotsi has led the commercial efforts of Pacer Stacktrain through three years of growth," according to Don Orris, Pacer International's chairman and chief executive officer. "His extensive experience in leading sales and marketing organizations will further strengthen our ability to deliver PGL's various products to an expanding customer base who will benefit from access to integrated -- as well as individual -- transportation and logistics services."

Ruotsi was associated with Xerox Corporation from 1968-1988, where he served as a senior line officer in Xerox's sales organization. Additionally, he served as a member of the team that developed and implemented Xerox's "total quality management" strategy, which led to Xerox receiving the coveted Malcolm Baldrige Award.

Ruotsi entered the transportation industry in 1988 when he joined American President Companies (now APL) as vice president and quality officer. From 1990-1996, he held positions as executive vice president for sales and business development, and later executive vice president and general manager, of the intermodal division of Southern Pacific Transportation Company.

ABOUT PACER GLOBAL LOGISTICS -- Pacer Global Logistics (PGL) is the retail arm of Pacer International (Nasdaq:PACR), a leading non-asset based North American third-party logistics and transportation provider that facilitates the movement of freight from origin to destination. PGL, with approximately 1,185 employees operating out of a centralized headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, arranges for and offers a full menu of logistics services, including intermodal marketing, trucking, warehousing and distribution, international freight forwarding, and supply-chain management services.

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