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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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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. 


Logistics firm adding up to 75 employees

Scott Logistics Corporation has plans to add at least 75 employees, spanning over 25 offices in the US. Scott Logistics is based in Rome, GA and has been experiencing a major growth spurt, including landing 7 additional accounts of fortune 500 companies. 


CHEP Appoints Laurent Le Mercier to Lead Global Activities

Laurent Le Mercier has been appointed by CHEP Automotive to lead and transform CHEP’s local automotive businesses around the world. CHEP is focused to work better with automotive manufacturers and become a more customer focused business unit. 


Intelligrated Appoints New Executive VP and GM for Software Group

Intelligrated has announced the appointment of Kevin Roach as executive vice president and general manager. Roach is based in Atlanta and will work with senior management to grow Intelligrated to its full potential in integrated systems and software solutions. 


Parker-Hannifin Corp: Reshuffling Management is the Key 

Parker-Hannifin has announced they plan to restructure of its executive management. This move is in anticipation of the VP and Treasurer, Pamela Huggins’ retirment in December.  The new VP, Robin Davenport will also keep her current role of planning and development and David Ostro will also be the VP and Treasurer.


Golden State Foods shows off new McCook distributor center

Golden State Foods had its grand opening of the new distribution center in McCook,IL. The new DC will supply more than 460 McDonalds in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana areas. The new DC is LEED certified and is 40 perfect more energy efficient than comparable buildings. 


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.