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Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today the appointment of Cheryl Johnson to the post of Senior Vice President of Talent. Ms. Johnson holds more than 16 years of progressive HR industry experience, which includes several executive-level appointments.

Ms. Johnson previously led talent management for retail chain Ulta Cosmetics. Prior to her time with Ulta, Ms. Johnson served as Divisional Vice President of Strategic Talent Management for Sears Holding Company and also spent time as Vice President of Human Resources for Fossil Inc.

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C&S Wholesale Grocers to acquire Grocers Supply

By this years end, C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc will acquire the wholesale distribution and supply of The Grocers Supply Company Inc.  This includes the Grocers Supply’s warehouse and distribution centers in the Rio Grande Valley area, Dallas, and Houston Texas. This acquisition includes 1,800 employees but will not affect any retail Grocers Supply operations.


Celtic International Hires Director of Mexico Intermodal

Celtic International has appointed Carlos Godinez as director of the company’s Mexico intermodal service. Godinez will manage and develope Celtic’s business in the U.S and Mexico, concentrating on Celtic Direct, which provides door-to-door intermodal service. 


TruGreen LandCare Appoints Michael Bogan Chief Executive Officer

Michael Bogan has been announced as Chief Executive Officer of TruGreen LandCare as of November 3, 2014. TruGreen’s board is excited to see the experience and confidence that Bogan will bring to the next phase of growth for TruGreen.


Governor Quinn Announces Coyote Logistics Expansion in Illinois

Chicago based Logistics company, Coyote has chosen to expand its headquarters in Illinois even further. Adding 500 jobs in its Logan Square Facility, the announcement coomes just weeks after Illinois was names the second in the nation for job growth in September.  Coyote was granted at $2.5 million state investment to purchase equipement and continue to build its office space in Chicago. 


CH Robinson to manage new Robinson Fresh operations facility

CH Robinson announced that it has begun operations out of a new, state of  the art facility near Los Angeles. Robinson Fresh customers will benefit from this facility with its expanded and more efficient supply chain solutions. The 187,00 Square foot warehouse will have 135,000 square feet of temperature controlled operations, 8 cold room and 28 dock doors. 


Cutrale-Safra makes an offer to acquire Chiquita Brands

Cutrale-Safra announced offer to acquire all outstanding stock of Chiquita Brands International. Current trading for $14 per share, Cutrale-Safra submitted their offer to the Chiquita Board of Directors as well as Chiquita equity and debt commitment letter for the transaction. 


Manhattan Associates - 7 Years as Leader in the Magic Quadrant

Manhattan Associates, a supply chain commerce solutions provider has announced that for the seventh year it has been named a leader in 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems.  The two key points of Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant were supply chain execution convergance and user experience. 


Stibo Systems Identified as a World Leader by Software Magazine

Stibo Systems has been included in the Software 500 ranking in the largest software and service providers.  After 32 years Stibo is a leader in Master Data Management and has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands perform business-critical, revenue generating activities. 


Korean express company lines up APL Logistics for acquisition

CJ Korea Express is considering the aquision of APL Logistics.  This announcement confirms  that the Singapore-based shipping is indeed up for sale. 


Parker Hannifin Vice President and Treasurer to retire at year's end

Pamela Huggins, current Vice President and Treasurer of Parker Hannifin Corportation will retire at the end of 2014 after 31 with the company. Robin Davenport, current Vice President of business planning and development will take over the role of Vice President and Corporate Finance. 


Western Refining Logistics Announces Gary R. Dalke to Executive V.P

Western Refining Logistics has promoted Gary Dalke to the executive Vice President. In addition to the appointment of a new Vice President, Karen Davis will take Dalke’s place as Chief Financial Officer.


Dell's VP of Global Supply Chain Operations to Board of Governors

Patrick Polijan, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Dell, has been elected to the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors.  Polijan will be the 17th memeber of the council, bringing years of experience to help with continued research and exploration of issues facing the industry.


Satellite Logistics Group Celebrates 30 Years 

Satellite Logistics Groups celebrates its 30th year of buisness. First established in 1984 as limited logitsics services in the Houston area the company has grown to become the leading supply chain solution provider of the beverage industry. SLG’s customers include; Heineken,Diageo,Sierra Nevada and Constellation Brands just to name a few.


A&R Logistics opens two new Mississippi terminals, hiring 100 drivers

A&R Logistics has announced the opening of two new truck terminals in Jackson and Meridian Mississippi. These two locations will add up to 100 drivers in the company and will act relay terminals for shipments delivering to northern destinations.


Tractor Supply Co to locate regional distribution center in Seguin

The Tractor Supply Company has decided to open it new 75,000 square foot, 13 acre facility in Seguin,Texas. The new facility will not only open opportunity for new jobs but also create profits from the land in tax rolls. 


PICS Appoints Kent Parker to Board of Directors

Kent Parker will be joining PICS on the board of directors. Parker is former COO and EVP of Ariba, Parker will bring decades of knowledge in procurement, risk management, supply chain and marketplace solutions. 


Goodwill CEO Tom Feuring to step down at end of 2014

Tom Feuring, CEO of Goodwill plans to setp down at the end of 2014, ending over a decade long career with Goodwill. 


Oracle hires former SAP exec for cloudy push

Database firm, Oracle has hired Shawn Price as Senior Vice President of product strategy and marketing. The announcement comes less than a week after CEO Larry Ellison stepped down from Oracle. 


Owen Mumford makes three new appointments

Owen Mumford has added three new memembes in order to strengthen its marketing team.  Tracey Walker who has been promoted within the company will be the new marketing communications manager and Tania MacKenzie who has also been promoted in house will be the new senior product manager. Cecilia Mendy will join the company as a junior product manager for drug delivery services. 


Trax Tech Attracting Veteran Logistics Innovator 

Trax Technologies announced the hiring of business process innovator Dean Hahn-Carlson to be Director of Global Product Strategy. Hahn-Carlson has been defining and implementing product strategy for over 30 years in many industries, retail, logistics, financial services and distribution.