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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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New Mannington Mills plant will bring 200 jobs to Georgia

Vinyl maker Mannington Mills has plans to expand to Madison,GA and add 200 jobs over the next four years. The New Jersey based company will build a 550,000 square foot facility in Madison. 


Sporlan Will Consolidate Operations

Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Sporlan divison has decided to consolidate operations at its 1699 W. Main St into the larger facility at 215 Lange Drive in Washington. The consolidation plan allows for reductions in capital expenditures and ongoing operating efficiencies. 


Transplace names sales director for Mexico

Transplace has named Sonney Jones as sales director of the Mexico divison. Jones will have the task of providing cross-border and intra-Mexico logistics services. 


Kurt Salmon Brings Back Supply Chain Exec as Retail Partner

Brian Ehrig has re-joined consulting firm Kurt Salmon as a partner in retail and consumer products. Ehrig has over 16 years of experience in new operational strategies and product offerings. 


Becky Perlaky named ATA National Safety Director of the Year

Becky Perlaky, executive vice-president for safety, security and compliance at Kenan Advantage Group has been named National Safety Director of the Year.  American Trucking Associations top prioity is safety and honoring the people who go above and beyond to ensure that is an important  goal of ATA.


Transplace Buys Logistics Management Solutions

Dallas based transportation company Transplace has expanded into North America and acquired third party logistics company Logistics Management Solutions.   Transplace bought the company with the goal of growing in key areas such as the chemical industry.


Choice Logistics Names Robert Bacchi Chief Information Officer

Choice Logistics has announced that Robert Bacchi has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Since joining Choice in 2010 Bacchi has proven his business abilities and client offerings. 


Monster Names New CEO

Former CFO and current director, Tim Yates has been named as new CEO of Monster.  Yates has plans to redirect the company’s strategy in order to combat a falling quarterly revenue. 


AMETEK Announces Two Executive Appointments

AMETEK has announced two promotions in its senior management team. Thomas C Marecic and Ronald J. Oscher have both been promoted to President of the Electronic Instruments Group in which they will oversee different divisons. 


Parker Announces Retirement of Peter Popoff after 36 Years 

Parker Hannifin has announced that effective February 1,2015 Peter Popoff will retire after 36 years at Parker. Popoff is the current Vice President and President of Parker and has played a role in the establishment of Parker into the market.


Thomas Casey Named Executive V.P & CFO for Acelity

Acelity announced November 10th that Thomas Casey will be the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Casey brings 30 years of experience for Acelity in financial accounting, reporting, planning and analysis.


Logistics company expands metro services into College Park

Dachser Intelligent Logistics has opened a new warehouse in College Park,Georgia.  Dachser started operations in College Park with the main goal of being the local hub for the Southeast due to increasing demands. 


Choice Logistics Names James Adams Chief Operating Officer

Choice Logistics, a leader in providing enterprise grade supply-chain solutions, announced that James Adams will take on  the role of Chief Operating Office. Adams was previously Senior Vice President of Choice and has managed global sales and client services experience. 


Clinigence Hires Mark Hanna as Vice President

Clinigence has announced that Mark Hanna will take on the role as the new Vice President. Hanna has more than 20 years experience in healthcare technology and has industry experience with Clinigence who specializes in next generation clinical business intelligence technology.


Rowan Companies Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Effective December 1, 2014 Rowan Companies will have a new Chief Finanical Officer. Stephen M. Butz will be taking over for Kevin Bartol, Butz has more than 10 years experience in commerical and investment banking. 


Software company moves 500 employees to Bedford

Aspen Technology has moved from Burlington to Bedford,MA. This move was made in order to consolidate the 400 person office in Burlington and 100 person office in Nashua, New Hampshire, in addition they will add another 200 employees in Bedford.


Innotrac Hiring 1,400 Employees during 2014 Holiday Season

Innotrac Corporation announced plans to hire 1,400 new employees for the holiday season in Columbus, Ohio. Innotrac provides order fulfillment technology for companies including Michael Kors, Groupon, J.Crew and many others. The facility in Groveport,Ohio plans to operate 24 hours per day during the holiday season. 


Macy's Enters the Same-Day-Delivery Wars

Macy’s has decided to join the same-day shipping game as the holiday season approaches. Macy’s plans to expand to 25 cities by the end of the year. 


Savage Acquires Trans Dynamics

Third-party logistics company, Trans Dynamics, was recently acquired by Savage, a supply chain solutions company.  Savage will continue to offer excellent service, increase it’s capabilities, and add value for customers.

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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.