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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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Sam Curry, previously of MicroStrategy, joins Arbor Networks

Curry will develop and implement the company’s product strategy and innovation roadmap, according to a press release. He previously held roles at RSA, McAfee and Computer Associates, most recently working as senior vice president of information security and chief information security officer at MicroStrategy.


Ryder Names Sensing President of Global Supply Chain Solutions

The appointment will take effect March 31, when the division’s current president, John Williford, is set to retire. At that time, Ryder will separate the supply chain solutions unit into two separate segments, one for Ryder’s dedicated services, led by John Diez, and another consolidating all other supply chain business under Sensing’s leadership.


WOW Logistics announces promotion

Randy F. Radtke was promoted to vice president of marketing. A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh graduate, Radtke’s marketing communications background includes newspaper reporting, public relations, brand management and strategic campaign development.


Jen Burkhardt promoted to VP of transportation WOW Logistics

Jen Burkhardt has been promoted to vice president of transportation services. Burkhardt, who joined WOW earlier this year, has more than 16 years of logistics experience with major food suppliers, manufacturers, third-party logistics companies and start-ups.


Kevin Mitchell Named Aerospace Global Supply Chain VP

Northrop said Tuesday Mitchell will oversee work to develop and maintain the sector’s supply base for customers and also be responsible for functions related to subcontracts, procurement, pricing and estimating, transportation, kitting and production support for the sector’s supply chain organization.


VUV Analytics Hires Former Thermo Scientific Sales Leader

VUV Analytics Inc. is pleased to announce Cary Anne Simpson as the new Director of North American sales. Simpson comes to VUV Analytics from Thermo Fisher Scientific where she was most recently the National Sales Manager for the Clinical Controls product line. 


C.R. England Names Chief Financial Officer

C.R. England appointed TJ McGeean as the Chief Financial Officer of the company, replacing current company president, Josh England who had been serving in a dual role as CFO since 2013. McGeean joined C.R. England in December 2008 as a controller in the company’s Dedicated Division. He was made the director, operations finance in 2010 and was promoted to vice president of finance in 2013.


Ryder Appoints Steve Sensing Presient

Mr. Sensing’s appointment will take effect on March 31, 2015 concurrent with the retirement of Ryder’s Global Supply Chain Solutions President John Williford, which was announced in August of 2014. As previously disclosed, following Mr. Williford’s retirement, the Company will align the SCS organization into two separate reporting segments to increase the focus on the industry groups served within SCS and elevate the profile of the Ryder Dedicated product line.


Extended Stay keeps Halkyard as CFO, hires two execs

Jonathan Halkyard has been named chief financial officer for the company and its subsidiary, ESH Hospitality Inc., a real estate investment trust. He has served as interim CFO as well as chief operating officer since the resignation of Extended Stay’s previous CFO in July.


Aver Informatics Grows Quality Assurance Team


Aver Informatics — provider of the patented data management platform that simplifies the healthcare reimbursement process — has announced the hire of software testing expert Todd Fox. With more than 15 years’ experience, Fox will join Aver’s world-class development team as Quality Assurance Manager.



Purolator International names Saenz Branch Sales Manager

Rebecca L. Saenz brings 10 years of logistics sales experience to the role, helping her to grow Purolator’s presence in the region. She has spent the last eight years as an Account Executive at FedEx, where she drove notable sales growth in her territories and received numerous awards, including the Biggest Climber Award and the Elite Ace in the Lone Star Region.


INSIGHT Named as Top Logistics IT Provider in Food Industry

This is INSIGHT’s 11th consecutive appearance on this prestigious list. INSIGHT was chosen for its strategic supply chain planning solutions that power the supply chains of such food and beverage companies as Ocean Spray, Nestle, Kellogg’s, and others, eliminating waste, streamlining operations, and maximizing profits.


David Caines promoted to Kenco Chief Operating Officer

Caines joined Kenco in 2002, most recently serving as President of Kenco Logistic Services and Kenco Transportation Services. In his new role, he is responsible for all of Kenco’s operating contracts, which encompass more than 90 facilities, 3,500 employees, and 30 million square feet of warehouse space.


NGL Appoints Peter Brennan as VP of Business Development

Network Global Logistics, LLC (NGL), a leading innovator in integrated third-party logistics services and solutions, today announced that the company has added Peter Brennan, a veteran executive with extensive executive-level experience in supply chain sales management and business development, to the company’s impressive team of executives.


FedEx to Buy Logistics Company Genco

FedEX Corp. (FDX) has agreed to buy logistics provider Genco, which has revenue of about $1.6 billion.


Susan DeVore of Premier Inc. as BusinessWoman of the Year

Susan DeVore, chief executive and president of Premier Inc., is Queens University of Charlotte’s 2014 BusinessWoman of the Year. DeVore is the 30th woman to be honored with the award.



Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping Appoints Director of QA

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping has announced that Abid Rashid has joined the firm as Director of Quality Assurance.


PBF Energy and PBF Logistics Announce Management Changes

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF, “PBF Energy”) and PBF Logistics LP (NYSE: PBFX, the “Partnership”) announced management changes today to take effect in January 2015 to address the previously announced retirement of their President, Michael Gayda, and to further position the companies for growth. Matthew Lucey, currently Executive Vice President, will become President of PBF Energy. 


Sparta Systems' CEO Named NJBIZ Executive of the Year

Sparta Systems, Inc., an industry pioneer and global leader in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions today announced that CEO Eileen Martinson has been named Executive of the Year in the 2014 NJBIZ Business of the Year awards program.


Parker Hannifin Takes Stake in Irvine Manufacturer

Freedom Innovations LLC, an Irvine-based maker of prosthetic devices, has received a minority equity investment from diversified manufacturer Parker Hannifin Corp.