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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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Monday
Feb172014

Andrews Logistics/Andrews Transport Acquisition Provides Emplyment Opportunities in Texas and Louisiana

Andrews Logistics has acquired Andrews Transport LP, adding approximately 115 employees in Texas and Louisiana, as well as a roster of premier petrochemical customers.

“This acquisition increases our ability to service a great customer base we both already have in place,” said J Darron Eschle, chairman and chief executive officer of Andrews Logistics. “We’re now more diversified and better able to create a stronger and more comprehensive corporate and operational structure. As a result, we’ll be one of the strongest players in the bulk liquid and dedicated contract service industry.”

Friday
Feb142014

BlackBerry Rebuilds Management Team

BlackBerry Ltd. has hired SAP executive John Sims to run its global enterprise services. This was done as part of the effort to rebuild its management team under new Chief Executive Officer John Chen,

“The changes we are making demonstrate our commitment to innovating for current customers who count on BlackBerry,” said Chen. “John will be central to all of those efforts.”

Friday
Feb142014

Chobani Achieves Production Milestone in Twin Falls

Chobani’s Twin Falls, ID facility has achieved a significant milestone in December by reaching optimal production capability in less than a year. This will support the continued growth and demand as its sales have increased 32% year-to-date and are projected to grow even higher in 2014.

Wednesday
Feb122014

Bud Snodgrass Appointed Director of Logistics at Universal Lubricants

Universal Lubricants has appointed Bud Snodgrass as the company’s new director of logistics.
Snodgrass has managed supply chain, logistics and operations for a number of U.S. organizations inculding Zesta Golf, Elmer’s Products, The Coleman Company,Trane-Asset Management Services and Koch Industries.
Monday
Feb102014

Transplace Makes Executive Changes

Transplace President, George Abernathy, will add the role of chief commercial officer to his responsibilities. Abernathy will focus on growth of the brokerage and international (i.e., Mexico, Canada, freight forwarding) business units. Frank McGuigan will be promoted to President of Transportation Management.

“I am pleased to announce George Abernathy’s additional responsibility as chief commercial officer and Frank McGuigan’s promotion to president of transportation management. In the past decade, George has built exceptional sales, marketing and operations units that have made a substantial impact in growing Transplace into the premier provider of transportation management and logistics technology. With his new focus, I expect he will do the same for our brokerage and international practices,” said CEO, Tom Sanderson. “Since Frank joined Transplace during our acquisition of SCO Logistics, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and operational excellence, and has proven his ability to take on greater management opportunity and responsibility. Under his direction, Transplace’s contract logistics business will continue exceeding customer expectations by delivering innovative solutions and outstanding service.”

Friday
Feb072014

JF Hildebrand Acquires Satellite Logistics

JF Hillebrand Group AG announced that it has acquired Satellite Logistics Group, a supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry.

Thursday
Feb062014

Axway Expands Executive Team

Axway recently added three new members to its leadership team and Axway Executive Committee. Nick Ferrante  has joined Axway as EVP of global sales; Paul Shortell  has taken the role of SVP of professional services, North America; and Laurent Bride is the new EVP of research and development.

“Nick, Paul and Laurent’s experience and expertise in leading sales, services and development teams, as well as their deep understanding of enterprise integration and application infrastructure, will be highly valuable in helping guide the future growth of the Axway 5 Suite and our customers’ businesses,” said Christophe Fabre, CEO, Axway. “Their leadership in their respective market segments will help drive widespread adoption of the Axway 5 Suite, and cement our position as a global leader in governing the flow of data.”

Wednesday
Feb052014

Transplace Appoints Tony Cossentino as CFO

Transplace has appointed Tony Cossentino as chief financial officer. In this role, he will report directly to Transplace CEO Tom Sanderson.

“Tony’s well-established reputation for strategic planning and his broad experience with global accounting, finance and business operations make him an ideal fit for Transplace,” said Sanderson. “As part of our continued growth and advancement, it is important to have dynamic leaders who are able to direct and cultivate our internal financial planning and business strategy. Tony brings the extensive experience and vision that Transplace needs as we continue to grow and expand our business.”

Wednesday
Feb052014

Dick Metzler Joins uShip as Chief Marketing Officer

Dick Metzler has joined uShip as Chief Marketing Officer. Metzler has spent the last 25 years in leadership positions at companies including FedEx Logistics, APL Logistics, DHL Express, Greatwide Logistics and, most recently, XPO Logistics.

“Dick brings to uShip that perfect mix of incredible transportation experience and fundamental brand management that’s brought to market some of the industry’s most well-known freight brands and services like DHL’s U.S. launch and the early version of FedEx home delivery,” said Matt Chasen, CEO and founder of uShip. “He’s joining uShip at an exciting time as we continue to build the uShip brand and evolve our freight services, mobile capabilities and accelerated growth plans.”

Tuesday
Feb042014

Knighted Expands Software Development Team

Intelligrated has recently hired David Erickson as vice president, software development, for its N.Y.-based software subsidiary company, Knighted. 

“We’re pleased to welcome David to Knighted,” said Greg Cronin, executive vice president, Intelligrated. “His deep industry experience will help us leverage Knighted’s unique technical innovations to deliver world-class software applications to our customers.”

Monday
Feb032014

Michael Creedon Joins Autopart International as President

Advance Auto Parts has appointed Michael Creedon as President of Autopart International (AI). He will report to Jim Durkin, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business and will reside in Boston.

“Mike is a natural fit with AI’s high energy, people and customer centered culture. He is a highly engaged leader with a track record of growing profitability by focusing on the customer and delivering a superior service experience,” said Durkin. “Most recently he led Tyco’s Sensormatic subsidiary, after working his way up through the Tyco organization where he began as an analyst. Mike takes a lot of pride in the accomplishments of his team at Sensormatic and I am confident he will lead our Autopart International team to continued success.”

Friday
Jan312014

Jeff Metersky Joins LLamasoft's Executive Team

LLamasoft recently announced that Jeff Metersky has joined the company’s leadership team as vice president of solutions strategy.

“Jeff Metersky is a well-known supply chain industry expert with a unique comprehension of software design, business consulting and supply chain operations,” said Don Hicks, CEO of LLamasoft. “We are extremely excited that Jeff is now part of the LLamasoft management team, and his contributions will help guide LLamasoft’s software development and solution offerings to new levels of performance and value.”

Tuesday
Jan282014

Diamond Logistics Acquires 18 Acres in Washington for New Facility

Diamond Logistics Northwest has secured about 18 acres from the Port of Quincy in Washington state for future expansion of its cross-docking and load consolidation facilities. The property is next to the new Amway-Nutrilite Botanical Concentrate Manufacturing facility, which is scheduled for completion in early 2014.

Thursday
Jan232014

Jill Blanchard Joins SPAR Group as President and CEO

SPAR Group has appointed Jill Blanchard as President and Chief Executive Office. Blanchard previously held VP roles at HAVI as well as Nielsen.

Wednesday
Jan222014

KAG Completes Acquisition of RTL-Westcan

Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) has anounced the completion of the acquisition of RTL-Westcan Group.

Dennis Nash, KAG chief executive officer, stated, “The acquisition of RTL-Westcan further positions KAG as the elite North American bulk transportation services and logistics provider. The expansion into Canada extends our footprint to better serve a broader customer base while capitalizing on a highly attractive marketplace. Western Canada is a growth region with increasing demand for transportation and logistics services as a result of expanding energy markets, increased mining activity and strong macro drivers.”

Monday
Jan202014

Nissan Appoints New VP

Nissan has named Randy Knight Vice President of Nissan’s vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.

“We are proud to appoint Randy Knight to this leadership position in Smyrna,” said Bill Krueger, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Nissan Americas. “In Smyrna, our momentum continues as we add new products, jobs and investment to our U.S. manufacturing operations, and Randy will play an integral role in ensuring the success of these efforts.”

Friday
Jan172014

Weber Logistics Names James Baker as SVP, Finance

Weber Logistics has named James Baker Senior Vice President of Finance. He brings to the company over 30 years of accounting and finance experience.

 

Thursday
Jan162014

Aquilex Acquires Inland Industrial

Aquilex Holdings, “Hydrochem” has recently announced an agreement to acquire Inland Industrial Services Group.

Mr. Gary Noto, CEO of HydroChem, said, “We are excited to welcome Inland’s customers and employees into the HydroChem family.  Our cultures are highly complementary, and together we will continue to deliver industry-leading safety and quality results to our customers.  We remain 100% committed to the accelerated roll-out of HydroChem’s proprietary automation technology, which delivers safer, more reliable and higher-quality outcomes.  On behalf of all of Hydrochem’s employees, we are eager to get to work in order to merge the operations and build upon Inland’s strengths to grow the business.”

Wednesday
Jan152014

Con-way Names New Sales VP

Con-way Freight has named Stephen F. Dean as Vice President of Sales.

“Steve Dean is a respected sales professional who has developed and led innovative, successful sales organizations in both trucking and third-party logistics,” noted Greg Lehmkuhl, president, Con-way Freight. “We’re pleased to welcome Steve to the Con-way Freight team, and we look forward to his insight and leadership as we advance our sales organization to the next level.”

Tuesday
Jan142014

Advance Auto Parts Promotes J.T. Thompson to VP, Applications Development

Advance Auto Parts recently announced its promotion of J.T. Thompson to Vice President, Applications Development. Thompson joined Advance in February 2006 and most recently served as Director, Enterprise Architecture. He will be based out of Roanoke.