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XPO Logistics Acquires Norbert Dentressangle

XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO”) today announced that it has consummated the previously announced agreement to purchase all of the shares of Norbert Dentressangle SA held by Mr. Norbert Dentressangle and his family, representing 67% of the company`s outstanding shares, at a price of 217.50 euros per share.  Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, said, “We`re delighted to welcome the customers, employees and suppliers of Norbert Dentressangle to XPO. This combination is an important step in the continued execution of our growth strategy.”

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Brooks Automation Announces Agreement With Chart Industries 

Brooks Automation, Inc. BRKS, +2.06% a leading worldwide provider of automated bio-sample storage solutions, and Chart Industries, Inc. GTLS, +1.04% a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment used in the production, storage and end-use of cryogenic gases, announced they have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement to develop and distribute automated cryogenic storage solutions. The collaboration combines Brooks’ innovative automation solutions with Chart’s proven MVE® Series product line of cryogenic bio-sample storage systems.     


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.

Mr. Bogan is the chairman of Citrix Systems Inc.CTXS +0.36% and Black Duck Software Inc. and sits on the boards of several other companies. He said he will be scaling back his commitments and working at Adaptive full time. Mr. Herr, who was named CEO in 2011, couldn’t be reached for comment.


Stibo Systems To Optimise Omni-Channel Strategy

UK department store John Lewis has selected Stibo Systems’ award-winning product information management (PIM) solution as a key part of its omni-channel retail strategy.

By delivering highly accurate and specific product information, consistently across all of the retailer’s channels, Stibo Systems’ STEP solution will improve the shopping experience for John Lewis’ customers, the company claims. In addition, John Lewis expects to reduce the time it takes to bring products to market and drive operational improvements in handling customer queries and processing product returns.

John Lewis is a chain of 43 department stores in the UK, owned by the John Lewis Partnership. The first store was opened in London’s Oxford Street in 1864, and its policy of “Never Knowingly Undersold” has been in use since 1925. The chain employs 38,000 staff and recorded a turnover of £4.06 billion in 2013.


Total Quality Logistics Names New President

Total Quality Logistics has promoted Kerry Byrne to president.

Ken Oaks, who founded the 17-year-old truckload logistics firm, was previously president and CEO of the company. Oaks will remain CEO of the firm.

Byrne joined TQL in 2005 and has served as executive vice president for the past decade.


Ciena Hires Former MicroStrategy Marketing Chief

Telecom networking equipment maker Ciena Corp. has named Marcus Starke as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, overseeing the company’s global marketing and communications.

Starke was most recently chief marketing officer at Vienna-based MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR), serving in that role for less than a year. Prior to MicroStrategy, Starke was a marketing and communications executive at SAP.


Field Fresh Foods Acquires Superior Fresh Cuts LLC

Field Fresh Foods Inc has announced its purchase of the assets of Superior Fresh Cuts LLC, a regional fresh-cut produce processor serving Southern California foodservice distributors and industrial customers.
Superior Fresh Cuts’ operations will be consolidated into the Field Fresh Foods processing facility in Los Angeles CA.


Nassry Zamora as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

— Rand Logistics, Inc. (RLOG) (“Rand”) announced today that as part of executing its strategic business plan, which includes an increased focus on its employees to strengthen and grow the Company, Nassry G. Zamora has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He will oversee all aspects of human resources and internal communications.

Mr. Zamora brings a wealth of domestic and international HR leadership experience to Rand from both large and small companies including Exxon, Phelps Dodge International and Cytec Chemicals. His maritime human resources experience includes several years with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, the world’s largest maritime shipping/logistics company which specializes in high and heavy and roll-on, roll-off cargo.


WP Rawl Hires New Senior Quality Assurance Manager

WP Rawl, the largest grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the US, announced today that Nancy Shimabukuro has filled the position of senior quality assurance manager, effective immediately.


Miller Bearings acquired by Motion Industries

Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has acquired Miller Bearings Inc. of Orlando. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Miller Bearings is one of the leading independent distributors in Florida for bearings; power transmission products; and fluid power, electrical and automation components; as well as safety and industrial supplies.


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.



Masco Cabinetry's Jennifer Wolff a Rising ISM SC Star 

Masco Cabinetry purchasing manager,  Jennifer Wolff has been named a 2015 Rising Star by the Institute for Supply Management , a purchasing managers group. 


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.


Intelligrated Appoints New Senior SE for Southern Region 

Intelligrated®, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the appointment of Parks Stewart as senior sales engineer for its southern regional sales and operations, based in Alpharetta, Georgia. In his role, Stewart manages existing accounts, looking for ways to improve efficiency while driving growth efforts in the region by identifying new business opportunities


Ciena Hires Former MicroStrategy Marketing Chief

Telecom networking equipment maker Ciena Corp. has named Marcus Starke as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, overseeing the company’s global marketing and communications.


Nick Meriggioli, Named CEO at Johnsonville Sausage

Nick Meriggioli, former president of Madison-based Oscar Mayer, takes over as CEO at the privately owned, Sheboygan Falls.


Choice Logistics Hires Global Leaders

Choice Logistics, the leading provider of enterprise-grade supply-chain solutions,  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.


John Davitt Joins Korn Ferry’s Global SC Center of Expertise

Korn Ferry , the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that John Davitt has joined the firm as a member of the Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise. Mr. Davitt will be based out of Korn Ferry’s New York office. 


Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Tyco Integrated Security announced today, that Food Logistics granted Don Hsieh, director of commercial and industrial marketing, the Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award. 


Logistics Company to Open Knoxville Office, Creating 100 Jobs

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) confirmed that it will open a sales office on S. Gay Street in July, a $1 million investment. TQL is a logistics services company that connects shippers with trucking companies.

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Total Quality Logistics (TQL) confirmed that it will open a sales office on S. Gay Street in July, a $1 million investment. TQL is a logistics services company that connects shippers with trucking companies.


Polycom Appoints Marco Landi as President of EMEA

He has a long career history with Motorola Enterprise, where he served in several sales leadership roles, which included Motorola’s acquisitions of Symbol and PSION during his tenure. In this role, Marco is responsible for leading the company’s regional sales strategy and execution to drive customer success, brand affinity and profitable growth.