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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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MicroStrategy to cut 770 jobs, 200 of them in North America

MicroStrategy is planning to cut its workforce by nearly 20 percent. 200 of jobs being cut are in North America, most of the cuts will take place by the end of the year.  MicroStrategy explained the reasoning for the cuts being they are not operating in an efficient manner and had a netloss of 16.8 million in the first six months of 2014.


Middle Atlantic Names Colindres As Western Regional Sales Manager

Marco Colindres has been named regional sales manager for Middle Atlantic Products. Colindres has an extensive sales and marketing background as well as bringing energy and passion to the company. 


UPS acquires logistics company i-parcel

UPS has aquired i-parcel, a company that helps American e-commerce companies delivery to over 100 countries. UPS hopes that the aquistion of i-parcel will help ease the expansion into global e-commerce delivery. 


Former SAP EVP Michael Reh joins Vishal Sikka at Infosys

Michael Reh has joined Infosys, although unlclear his exact role, he has been brought in by Vishal Sikka in order to steer Infosys in the correct direction. 


Watermark Learning Announces New Director of Client Solutions 

Watermark Learning, a global provider of Business Analysis and Project Management has annonced that Brian Maas has joined the team. Maas has been hired on as the Director of Client Solutions, Maas comes with 20 years of experience in the training industry. 


Transplace Names Leader to Continue MX Division’s Strong Growth

Transplace announced the appointment of Sonney Jones as sales director for the company’s Mexico division. Jones will focus on providing cross-border and intra-Mexico logistics services to a growing number of customers as well as stong leadership skills. 


Greycon Expands Executive Team

Greycon has recently added two executive to the team,Tim Eyre will be joining the company as the manager of global operations, and Abder Guezour will become manager of global business development.


Peter Parsons joins Watts Water as National Product Training Mgr

Peter Parsons has been named National Product Training Manager for Watts Water. Parson will be responsible for the development of a comprehensive product training strategy for the Americas.


Accelerize Names Santi Pierini as COO

Santi Pierini has been named Chief Operating Officer of Accelerize, a speciality company in marketing  technology solutions. Pierini has also been name as the President of CAKE, the digital marketing software division of Accelerize.


Zebra Technologies Welcomes Joachim Heel as new SVP 

Zebra Technologies Corporation,a global leader in products and solutions that extend real-time visibility into business operations, has annonced Joachim ” Joe” Heel as the newest SVP of global sales.


Zenoss Bolsters Executive Team With Two Technology Veterans

David Loia has been named Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Patrick Emerson as Vice President of Business Development and Channels at Zenoss.


Saddle Creek Named Top 3PL by Food Logistics

 Saddle Creek was named one of the “Top 100 3PL Cold Storage Providers” on Food Logistics’ annual list of leading companies that provide warehousing and transportation services throughout the food and beverage supply chain.


Toys 'R' Us Names Former Kraft Executive to Supply Chain Role

Debbie Lentz, former Kraft executive has been named as the new Chief Supply Chain Officer at Toys ‘R’ Us. Toys ‘R’ Us has been making many changes recently in an effort turn things around for the retailer.


Executive Promotions Announced by Prism Logistics

Prism Logistics, Inc. of San Francisco announced that effective September 1, 2014, Mike Mayo is promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the company, based in Stockton, CA; Jeremy Van Puffelen is promoted to Vice President, Business Development, based in Hayward, CA and Zech Van Puffelen is promoted to Vice President, Transportation and Information Technology, based in Livermore, CA.


Zenoss Bolsters Executive Team With Two Technology Veterans

Zenoss, the leading provider of unified monitoring and analytics solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructure and applications, announced David Loia as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Patrick Emerson as Vice President of Business Development and Channels. 



Swiss chocolate maker Lindt acquires warehouse space in Carlisle

Swiss Chocolate has aquired a 400,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center in Carlisle. The facility is set to be a distribution center and eventually will also be a Lindt USA retail location. The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to “produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand,” the release said.


Tractor Supply Names Chad Frazell Sr. V.P, Human Resources 

The Tractor Supply Company has named Chad Frazell as the new Senior Vice President. Frazell comes with a vast array of experience including;  Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC. From 2008 to 2011, and serving as Vice President, Human Resources for Kohl’s Corporation, where he began as a store manager in 1999.


IFF names new V.P of Global Corporate Communications 

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc, announced that Michael DeVeau has been named Vice President, Global Corporate Communications. Mr. DeVeau will report to IFF’s CEO Andreas Fibig, and will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic communications.


New sales head at Decisiv

Decisiv, has added Vince Polentes as its Vice President of North American Sales. Polentes is a trucking and logistics industry veteran and  has a proven track record of opening new markets for technology and delivering a strong value proposition and ROI for customers.


Carhartt appoints William Hardy to senior VP of supply chain

Carhartt, America’s premium work wear brand since 1889, recently announced William Hardy as the newly appointed senior vice president of supply chain. Hardy will lead the manufacturing, engineering, sourcing, quality, social compliance, and supply planning departments at Carhartt.