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.
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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, 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.
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, 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.
Descartes Systems Group has acquired Customs Info LLC, a U.S. provider of trade data content to power global trade management (GTM) systems, for $45.1 million in cash and Descartes’ stock. The move expands Waterloo, Ontario-based Descartes’ presence into the automated global trade management arena.
Intelligrated has announced the appointment of Mario Rodriguez as general director, Mexico.
“Intelligrated invests in top talent to ensure customers receive the best material handling systems, software and support,” said Bob Wilson, vice president, international division. “Rodriguez’s experience supports Intelligrated’s continued growth in the region and commitment to Mexico and Latin America.”
Allegion recently promoted Chris Muhlenkamp to senior vice president of global operations and integrated supply chain.
“The global integrated supply chain is a critical component to Allegion’s strategy execution; this is an exciting promotion for Chris and the company. Chris’ wealth of knowledge, diverse experience and customer focus are needed to push our strategy forward,” said Dave Petratis, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Google built a fleet of small blue and white vans to run its local commerce and delivery service Google Shopping Express in parts of San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. But as it expands into less densely populated areas, Google is leaning on other shippers.
The Manufacturing Leadership Community, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Eric Fidoten, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Operations Excellence at Campbell Soup Company, and John D. Gagel, Corporate Manager of Sustainability at Lexmark International Inc., to the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors.
“We are delighted to welcome Eric Fidoten and John Gagel to the Board of Governors,” said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Community. “John’s expert insights into the increasingly important issues around manufacturing sustainability and regulation and Eric’s deep understanding of the shifting global supply chain environment and the urgency of operational efficiency will be great assets to the Board in its continued research and exploration of the critical issues facing the manufacturing industry.”
BioScrip, Inc. announced that Thomas F. Pettit has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately, Mr. Pettit will succeed Richard Jenkins.
EXTOL International, a leading provider of e-business integration software and services,announced the addition of Peter Harper as the company’s vice president of sales. In his new role, Harper will lead the sales team in identifying global industry changes to best position the company’s technology solutions.
Gainesville-based Syfan Logistics is in expansion mode, planning to hire about 50 people and spend about $2 million more by the end of this year.
Intelligrated, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announced the appointment of Carlos Vega as senior sales manager for its western regional operations. In his new role Vega will lead business development activities and manage the western regional sales team.
Spiracur, the developer of the only mechanically powered advanced wound care solution that delivers the proven efficacy of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, announced the appointment of Chris Fashek as president and chief executive officer.
Advanced Auto Parts has announced David Allen as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management. Allen will lead the Supply Chain function in its efforts to support Advance’s stores and commercial customers.
Unified Grocers, Inc. announced that Vic Versino has joined Unified as Vice President of Logistics. He joins the Company from Redbox, where he was Vice President of Logistics and Inventory, responsible for streamlining and automating distribution operations.
SEL Exchange Inc is pleased to announce that it has added a second shift at its Brampton facility. The Corporation also received shareholder approval for the amendment of its name from Penfold Capital Acquisition IV Corporation to SEL Exchange Inc.
Kroger Co., the largest U.S. supermarket chain, agreed to buy online retailer Vitacost.com Inc. for $280 million in order to add a new channel for selling nutrition and healthy-living products.