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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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Friday
Nov282014

Tractor Supply bringing 250 jobs to Casa Grande, AZ

Tractor Supply Co., has announced that it is building a distribution center in Casa Grande, AZ that will bring 250 jobs to the region.  The company broke ground on November 17, 2014 and the project is expected to take a year.

Wednesday
Nov262014

Emerson acquires Paine Electronics

Emerson Process Management has announced that they have acquired Paine Electronics business from Paine Electronics, LLC. This will be beneficial for Emerson’s capabilities as part of the oil and gas industry.

Tuesday
Nov252014

IFF To Appoint Richard O’Leary Interim Chief Financial Officer

On December 18, 2014, Richard A. O’Leary, the current Vice President and Controller of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., will assume the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer.  Kevin Berryman, current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,  has chosen to depart IFF  to pursue a senior leadership role outside the organization.

Monday
Nov242014

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.

Friday
Nov212014

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. 

Thursday
Nov202014

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.

Wednesday
Nov192014

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. 

Tuesday
Nov182014

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. 

Monday
Nov172014

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. 

Friday
Nov142014

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. 

Thursday
Nov132014

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. 

Wednesday
Nov122014

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. 

Tuesday
Nov112014

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. 

Monday
Nov102014

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.

Friday
Nov072014

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.

Thursday
Nov062014

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.

Wednesday
Nov052014

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.

Tuesday
Nov042014

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. 

Monday
Nov032014

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. 

Friday
Oct312014

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.