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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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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.


Tesoro Logistics LP Appoints Steven Sterin to Board of Directors

Tesoro Logistics LP, announced the appointment of Steven Sterin to the Board of Directors of its general partner, effective September 1, 2014.  Sterin was concurrently appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tesoro Corporation and VP and CFO of TLGP in August 2014. 


Intelligrated to expand Danville operation, add 50 jobs

Intelligrated Systems plans to add 50 new jobs to its Danville,KY Operations. In Addition the Lebanon Rd facility has plans for a 1.6 million dollar expansion.


KCI parent company seeks new CFO

KCI’s parent company Centaur Guernsey has announced the departure of Robert Hureau, its executive vice-president and chief financial officer. Brian Busenlehner, current VP, will fill in as interim CFO.


enVista Hires Supply Chain Vet Robert Grace 

enVista, a leader in supply chain consulting and IT, has hired on Robert Grace as VP of Operations Development. Grace will head the new food and beverage solutions group.


Armstrong World Industries Announces Management Changes

Donald R. Maier, currently senior vice president, Global Operations Excellence for Armstrong, has been appointed executive vice president and CEO of Armstrong Flooring Products.  Mr. Maier succeeds Thomas B. Mangas, who is leaving Armstrong to become executive vice president and CFO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.  


Ryder Supply Chain President Williford to Retire in March 2015

Global Supply Chain Solutions President John H. Williford will retire in March of 2015. At that time, the dedicated services business will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert E. Sanchez.


Shamrock Solutions Opens an Office in New York 

In the past two years, Olathe-based Shamrock Solutions has experienced record growth, more than doubling its annual revenue and significantly extending its customer base. In order to meet the increased demand Shamrock has opened an office in New York.


Oakley Tank Lines opens South Carolina terminal

Oakley Tank Lines, a chemical hauler based in Prince George VA, has opened a satellite terminal in Greenville SC. The carrier currently has 14 drivers and tractors based at the new location.


Archway Names New Senior Vice President of Operations

Archway, a marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management industry leader annouced the appointment of Walter L Caudill. Caudill has been hired to work with the company’s leaders to initiate enterprise wide strategies and procedures that support Archway’s sales growth plans.


Satellite Logistics Group Names CFO

Satellite Logistics Group a leading supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry, announced that Michael Ritchey, CPA, has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Ritchey comes with a strong  financial services as well as food and beverage background.


MicroStrategy Names Raj Joshi to Lead Professional Services

MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, announced that Raj Joshi has joined the company as Senior Executive Vice President of Professional Services. In this role, Joshi will oversee the customer experience and be responsible for professional services, technical support, and cloud services operations.


Golden State Foods acquires Snap Fresh Foods

Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the United States, has acquired Snap Fresh Foods, a New Zealand-based provider of salad greens, vegetable mixes, dressings and condiments.Golden State will aquire two facilities in New Zealand, those facilities export to China as well as provide for the immediate area.


Roadrunner Transportation to acquire Michigan logistics firm

Acquisition-oriented Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. is branching into expedited air cargo with its biggest purchase yet, buying a Michigan logistics company that recently posted annual sales of $265 million.The acquisition is Roadrunner’s largest both in price and in the annual revenue of the acquired company


Page International names new president

Page International, Inc., an international logistics provider based in Savannah, has named Patrick Page as its president and chief operating officer.Page, who joined the company in 1998 and most recently served as its vice president, succeeds his father, Roy Page, as president.


Prototron Appoints Mason QA Manager in Redmond

Kirk Williams, general manager of Prototron Circuits’ Redmond, Washington, facility has announced the appointment of Jackson Mason to the position of quality assurance manager. Mason comes with  a great deal of technical printed circuit experience.


Lineage Logistics acquires two cold storage facilities

Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company, has acquired two cold storage facilities in Santa Cruz County from Dreisbach Enterprises. With the addition of these two operations, Lineage’s national footprint now comprises more than 550 million cubic feet across 104 facilities in 21 states.