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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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Thursday
Apr172014

Sean Burke New VP Biz Dev at Echo Global Logistics

“Sean is a seasoned logistics executive who will drive our Enterprise 3PL revenue, grow our national account business and manage our truckload solutions team,” said Douglas R. Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics. “His expertise is a strong addition to our sales organization and will underscore our focus on new business generation.”

Wednesday
Apr162014

Cardinal Logistics Named Top Carrier by UNFI

Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation has been recognized for excellent service and named Carrier of the Year by United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI).
Chad Brewer, vice-president of logistics at UNFI, visited Cardinal’s headquarters to present this award. David Myott, director of national accounts; and Skip Stritzinger, senior vice-president–business development, accepted the award on Cardinal’s behalf.

Tuesday
Apr152014

Rob Small Named "Pro to Know"

“I am honored to be named a Pro to Know,” says Small. “Technology-savvy shoppers have new expectations that require companies to adjust – quickly – or lose the opportunity and shopper trust. Providers are presented with an exciting opportunity to help companies overcome these challenges by using real-time data to monitor supply chain activity and better optimize supply chains all the way through to the shelf.”

Monday
Apr142014

Phil Wahl New VP and GM at AWG

“Phil’s extensive knowledge of our company, his well-respected agent relationships and direct customer exposure make him uniquely qualified,” said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas World Group. “It is always a joy to see such determined individuals within the Atlas family thrive and transition into well-deserved leadership positions.”

Friday
Apr112014

Robert Mills New CII at Tractor Supply Company

Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Rob to the Tractor Supply team. Information technology continues to be an important area of both investment and opportunity for our Company.  Rob’s extensive retail experience in strategic technology planning, e-commerce, and operations leadership qualify him as the ideal fit to lead the continued development of our technology systems and platform.”

Thursday
Apr102014

Judith Charles New Sales/Marketing Director at Owen Mumford

Judith’s career has spanned a range of disciplines including sales & business development, marketing and innovation - particularly within international markets. Prior to her new role, she enjoyed a successful career at Firmenich, a large private, family-owned Swiss company where Judith undertook a number of different roles including Marketing Director, Global Brand Director, Vice President of Product Development and Innovation and most recently as Managing Director of the UK.


Wednesday
Apr092014

SiSense Appoints Jordan Christopher VP Sales Americas

“The BI market is in dire need of a solution that addresses the high cost, slow time to market and heavy reliance on IT that comes with traditional enterprise BI offerings,” says Christopher. “I’m excited to join a team that is changing the world of BI by empowering business users to make intelligent data-driven decisions. SiSense, with its unique In-Chip technology, holds the answer and I am thrilled to take on the responsibility of leading and expanding the Americas sales organization.” 

Tuesday
Apr082014

Phil Wahl New VP and GM at AWG

“Phil’s extensive knowledge of our company, his well-respected agent relationships and direct customer exposure make him uniquely qualified,” said Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas World Group. “It is always a joy to see such determined individuals within the Atlas family thrive and transition into well-deserved leadership positions.”

Monday
Apr072014

Pacer International's Acquision by XPO Logistics Complete

Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Our acquisition of Pacer makes us a major player in the fast-growing intermodal sector, and the largest intermodal provider in cross-border Mexico. We now have a strong platform that fits our customer-centric culture and can support considerably more scale as we continue to grow our multi-modal services to shippers. Over the past few months, every functional area of XPO has been involved in creating a detailed integration plan that we start executing today, along with immediate cross-selling to our combined customer base. We welcome our new employees, customers, rail partners and carriers to XPO.”

Sunday
Apr062014

Mike Macey New VP Sales at Datameer 

Macey previously served as sales director at Platfora. He has also worked with companies including YarcData, MicroStrategy amd Netezza.

“With our plans to expand aggressively, Mike is exactly the type of decisive, experienced leader Datameer needs to help us achieve our vision of making the world a better place by democratizing data analytics,” said Stefan Groschupf, CEO.

Saturday
Apr052014

Family Dollar Names Brian Hancock, Sr VP–Supply Chain

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) today announced that it has named Brian D. Hancock to the position of Senior Vice President–Supply Chain. Mr. Hancock will report to Howard R. Levine, Chairman and CEO.

Prior to joining to Family Dollar, Mr. Hancock served as President-North American division for The Martin–Brower Company, L.L.C., the largest supplier of food and materials to McDonald’s restaurants worldwide, where he was responsible for all strategic and operational functions in North America. Previous to that, he served as Vice President-Global Supply Chain for Whirlpool, Inc. Mr. Hancock also held various positions with Schneider National, a privately held transportation and logistics leader. Mr. Hancock holds a master’s degree in business from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Friday
Apr042014

Richard Burmester and Austin Amos and Motion Industries

Richard Burmester has been named Senior Vice President and Group Executive for the realigned Southwest sales group. He began his career with Motion Industries in 1976 at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana branch, and since then has held positions as Operations Manager, Outside Sales, Branch Manager, Sales Manager and Division Manager. Burmester most recently served the company as Division Manager for the Nashville Division.
 
Austin Amos has been named Senior Vice President and Group Executive of the newly formed Midwest sales group. He started his career at the Little Rock, Arkansas location in 1989 and has held the positions of Outside Sales and then Branch Manager, with responsibilities of a second branch subsequently added. He has most recently served the St. Louis Division as Division Manager, since 2011.

 

Thursday
Apr032014

Cheryl Johnson Joins Echo Global Logistics as Sr VP of Talent

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.

Wednesday
Apr022014

Coty Appoints Mario Reis Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Leading global beauty company Coty Inc. (COTY) announced today the appointment of Mario Reis as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, effective May 1, 2014 . Mr. Reis will join the Executive Committee and report to Michele Scannavini, CEO. He will be based in Geneva . Mr. Reis will replace Darryl McCall who will work on the transition and other projects to ensure continuity in supply chain performance before his retirement on December 31, 2014 .

Mr. Reis has more than 30 years of experience as a solid business leader and supply chain expert. He brings with him a unique skill set, from running one of the most complex supply chain operations in fresh foods, to driving a business unit in an emerging market. Mr. Reis built his career during his tenure at Danone, where he held several senior executive positions within Worldwide Operations from 1996-2014. In his various supply chain roles within Danone, Mr. Reis was successful in implementing best practices and synergies across divisions. Most recently, Mr. Reis served as Managing Director of Danone South Africa, where his leadership resulted in strong acceleration in profitability and growth over a 5 year period. Prior to that, Mr. Reis worked at Mars Inc. and Bain & Co in various business roles from 1986-1996.

Tuesday
Apr012014

Henningsen Cold Storage Promotes Paul Henningsen to COO

Paul Henningsen has been promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer of Henningsen Cold Storage Co. He will report to Michael Henningsen, president and chairman. Paul Henningsen joined the company in 1987, in the engineering department.  Most recently, he was vice-president, corporate development and engineering. He is also president and chairman of Rose City Sand & Gravel, a subsidiary of Henningsen Cold Storage. Paul Henningsen is active in the Global Cold Chain Alliance, where he serves on several committees; and the World Food Logistics Organization, where he is a board member.

Monday
Mar312014

Sanju Bansal New CEO of Hunch Analytics

Arlington-based Hunch Analytics, the data analytics venture co-founded by Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s first chief technology officer, has another well-known name in its C-suite: Former MicroStrategy co-founder Sanju K. Bansal is the firm’s chief executive.

Bansal stepped down as MicroStrategy’s executive vice president late last year after establishing the company nearly a quarter century ago with his college fraternity brother Michael Saylor.

Sunday
Mar302014

Craig Crawford to lead High Jump's Canadian Expansion

Crawford has spent nearly two decades in software sales with a strong focus on supply chain for the majority of his career. He joined HighJump Software because of its momentum in Canada and its growing customer base that includes some of the country’s most iconic brands.

“HighJump has a solid presence in Canada with many impressive wins, and I’m thrilled to help them expand more deeply,” said Crawford. “With increasing global competitiveness and pressure on our dollar, Canadian companies are ready and primed for solutions that streamline their supply chains. HighJump Software can help them accomplish this with flexible technology and a low total cost of ownership.”

Saturday
Mar292014

Anthony Gurrola Named Dir Business Development at Kane is Able

Gurrola has more than 10 years of business development experience through Pacific Coast Warehouse Company, States Logistics, Inc., and Service Craft Logistics. He received a bachelors of science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, and he is a certified Six Sigma green belt.


Friday
Mar282014

Aspen Brands Selected as One of AJC's Top Companies to Work

It is the fourth consecutive year the company has been honored with this distinction. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

Thursday
Mar272014

Central States Operations Acquired by Forward Air

Bruce A Campbell, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Forward Air Corp, said, “For a number of years, we have had the desire to enter the drayage space via purchase of a company with a scalable platform. CST not only provides that platform, but does so while achieving the high margins and low asset intensity that our shareholders have come to expect from us.”