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Choice Logistics Hires Global Leaders; Positioned for Growth

Choice Logistics, the leading provider of enterprise-grade supply-chain solutions, today announced the hiring of seven senior leaders from blue-chip corporations. Each strategic hire was for a different position and each resides in a different global market.

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C.R. England Names Mitch England VP of Driver Relations

C.R. England has appointed Mitch England vice president of driver relations and also promoted Lisa Callister to vice president of human resources. England previously served as vice president of human resources. His new position is a newly-created position within the carrier focused on attracting and retaining quality drivers.


Adaptive Insights Makes Leadership Change With New CEO 

Business intelligence software company Adaptive Insights Inc. named Thomas Bogan as chief executive, completing a leadership transition that began last July when former CEO John Herr stepped back to become a senior adviser


Motion Industries Acquires Miller Bearings, Inc.

Miller’s customers represent a broad cross-section of industries in the state, which are presently being served from 17 locations. According to William “Bill” Bieberbach, President and CEO of Miller Bearings, “Miller has been in business for 67 years, employing more than 130 people. We are very excited to become part of Motion Industries and the opportunities for growth that will be available to our talented team.”


Con-way Freight Expands in Joliet

Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (CNW), today announced the grand opening of its newest, state-of-the art service center in Joliet, Illinois. The facility will serve as the local hub from which the company will provide daily commercial freight pickup and delivery services throughout the greater Joliet region, connecting local businesses with their customers throughout the Chicagoland area, Illinois and North America.


Kraft Foods Group recognizes KLLM as Co-Carrier of the Year

KLLM Transport Services, a Jackson MS-based temperature-controlled truckload carrier, received the 2014 Co-Carrier of the Year Award from Kraft Foods Group Inc at the group’s annual Carrier Conference held in Rosemont IL recently.


Kenworth T880 Named 2015 ATD Truck of the Year

The American Truck Dealers (ATD) named the Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with PACCAR MX-13 Engine as the 2015 Truck of the Year. The award was announced at the ATD Convention & Expo in San Francisco CA. Other finalists included the International WorkStar 7600 and the Peterbilt Model 567.


Logistics One Named Top Employer in State For Veteran Hiring

Logistics One, a warehousing and transportation company, was named the New York State American Legion’s 2015 Employer of the Year last week at its annual convention in Buffalo. Since starting its veteran hiring program in 2011, Logistics One has hired 44 veterans, 22 percent of its workforce. The distribution-systems provider offers warehousing, transportation and brokerage services.


Lands’ End Names Hyatt Chief Supply Chain Officer

Lands’ End Inc. announced the appointment of Scott Hyatt, previously of J. Crew Group, as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer and Joseph Boitano, from Saks Fifth Avenue, as executive vice president and chief merchandising and design officer.


Hospital Hires Albers as Supply Chain Manager

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital has hired Ted Albers as the hospital’s new Supply Chain Manager. He began his service with St. Anthony’s on May 11. In this role, Albers manages and coordinates inventory management, including acquisition and delivery of materials, supplies, and equipment, and assist in oversight and leadership of the Materials and Laundry departments.


C.H. Robinson Honored as Best Green Logistics Operator

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers (3PL), announced its win of a prestigious award at the 2015 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS). C.H. Robinson was nominated in two categories, Best 3PL and Best Green Logistics Operator. At the final gala ball in Hong Kong on the 24th of June, the company was awarded Best Green Logistics Operator.


England Logistics Appoints Justin Olsen 

England Logistics, a non-asset based third-party logistics company specialized in transportation logistics services, is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Olsen as the new Vice President of Legal and Risk supporting the legal needs of the England Logistics Headquarters, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Olsen comes to England Logistics with over 20 years of experience practicing primarily transportation law, construction law, commercial litigation and business organizations and transactions.


Wilson Named CEO at Priority Logistics

Stephen Wilson has been selected as president and CEO of Priority Logistics, replacing Tim Nolen, who has been named chairman of the board of directors. Wilson, an equity partner in the company, also was elected to the board, a statement from the company said. Previously, he managed logistics for JF Hillebrand. Wilson’s two decades of transport industry experience include work at intermodal marketing company Alliance Shippers and CSX.


Allegro Names Rod Fomby as Vice President of Global Services 

Allegro Development Corporation, a leading provider of commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) software, announced today the appointment of Rod Fomby as Senior Vice President of Global Services. Fomby comes to Allegro from EnFORM Technology/SunGard Consulting Services, where he was Managing Partner in charge of the North American Financial Services practice overseeing consulting and system integration projects for multiple clients. EnFORM was a leader in ETRM consulting services prior to its acquisition by SunGard.


Zenoss Accelerates Growth with Three New Executive Hires


Zenoss Inc., the leading provider of unified monitoring and analytics solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructure and applications, today announced it has named Marcus MacNeill as Vice President of Product Management, Derek Brown as Vice President of EMEA and Ron Brien as Vice President of Global Marketing.


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Enterworks Taps Former SAP Executive as Channel Chief 

Business software provider Enterworks plans to jump-start its partner program by hiring Kumar Jandayala as its new vice president of solutions and partner management. Jandayala previously served as director of global solution management and architecture with Hybris and SAP’s customer engagement and commerce group. He brings experience in data and commerce platforms, product and service management, and enterprise architecture.


Motion Industries Acquires Miller Bearings, Inc. 

According to William “Bill” Bieberbach, President and CEO of Miller Bearings, “Miller has been in business for 67 years, employing more than 130 people. We are very excited to become part of Motion Industries and the opportunities for growth that will be available to our talented team.”


Logistics Plus Named 2014 Employer of The Year

Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, is proud to announce that it was recognized as the 2014 Employer of the Year by DevelopErie in its non-manufacturing category. The award, which was presented on Thursday, January 22nd at DevelopErie’s annual awards dinner at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center, confirms Logistics Plus as a leading employer of choice in northwestern Pennsylvania and within the highly competitive transportation and logistics industry.  


Stibo Systems’ Customer Named an Honoree 

ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Stibo Systems, the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced that its customer, Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) was named an honoree of this year’s CIO 100 Award. The IDG CIO magazine award honors 100 companies that demonstrate excellence in information technology (IT). CIO 100 Award recipients are selected by a team of judges who review companies’ innovative IT and business initiatives to discover those that have unique approaches with substantial results. Their process culminates with a final vote by the CIO editors.


Domino's® Names Troy Ellis Executive Vice President 

Domino’s Pizza,  the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering technology, has named Troy A. Ellis to the brand’s global leadership team as executive vice president – supply chain, reporting to Domino’s CEO J. Patrick Doyle. Ellis is replacing John Macksood, who is retiring from Domino’s after 29 years with the company. Ellis joins Domino’s effective this week.

Founding Fathers

In a bizarre, though perhaps apt, twist of fate, both Thomas Jefferson (left) and John Adams (right) died on July 4, 1826. “The publication of the Declaration of Independence may have accidentally made the Fourth of July the official day of independence for America, but the deaths of two of its founders cemented its creation of the date’s designation,” wrote the FW’s Danny Gallagher in a post commemorating Independence Day last year.