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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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Friday
Mar142008

MACTEC Appoints New VP

MACTEC Engineering & Consulting based in Alpharetta, Georgia appointed Deborah Barsotti as their new mid-Atlantic regional vice president.

Thursday
Mar132008

Kroger Terminates Service Agreement

The Kroger  Co., plans to transfer its Michigan products to a Delaware, Ohio warehouse facility by the end of March 2008.  Kroger is a Cincinnati, Ohio based grocery store chain.  The transfer is taking place due to plans to terminate a service agreement with SuperValu ALM Livonia, a Detroit-area warehouse.  Its contract with the firm will end in early 2008.

Thursday
Mar062008

ProBuild Holdings Hires Dodge

ProBuild Holdings Inc., hired Paul J. Dodge for their new position of senior vice president of supply chain. Dodge was previously the senior vice president of purchasing and supply management at Centex Homes.

“Because of ProBuild’s scale, national reach and technology infrastructure, we are uniquely positioned to provide tremendous benefits to both our customers and our vendor partners through efficient supply chain operations,” commented Myrick. “This is a key area of strategic focus for us moving forward. Paul’s leadership, experience and national builder perspective will help us to accomplish the goals we have set in this area of our business. We are delighted to welcome him to the ProBuild team.”

 

Wednesday
Mar052008

U.S. Foodservice Plans to Close Plant

U.S. Foodservice, a Columbia, Maryland based company, plans to close its Mesquite, Texas plant in March 2008.  The termination of 138 jobs will begin on March 14 and will conclude by about March 28, when the plant will be closed permanently. The foodservice distributor is also currently closing a plant in Fairfield, Ohio and eliminating 148 positions.

Tuesday
Mar042008

Russo Joins Optilogistics

Optilogistics, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia hired Joseph R. Russo Jr. as sales director. He will be in charge of worldwide business development for their new OptiLedge unit-load system for the transport of unitized products.

Friday
Feb292008

Global Supply Chain Management Program in March 2008

The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), “Global Supply Chain Management” program will be held March 3rd - 7th, 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA. For further information please phone 404-894-2362 or access www.pe.gatech.edu/.

Friday
Feb292008

Hazardous Materials Transportation Seminar Scheduled

The Multimodal Hazardous Materials Transportation Training seminar conducted by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is scheduled March 4-5 at the Marriott Hotel (Hobby Airport), 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston TX. Subjects on the program include hazmat basics, safety and compliance, and hazmat essentials. For more information, telephone 800-228-9290 and 713-943-7979, or visit the PHMSA Web site at phmsa.dot.gov.

Thursday
Feb282008

Coastal Transport Logistics Hire New Sales Managers

Coastal Transport Logistics LLC has hired Phil Taylor and Lonnie Blair as regional sales managers. Taylor comes to Coastal with more than 30 years experience in sales and operations. He was most recently the owner of Crown Transport in Rock Hill, S.C. Blair has more than 20 years of transportation experience, most recently associated with Pacer International and Taylor Truck Line. Coastal Transport Logistics services the eastern United States with more than 600 tractors and 1,100 trailers.

Thursday
Feb212008

Walsh Named VP of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks of Lehigh, PA has named Matthew Walsh as vice president of exports for its International Operations business. Walsh joined Mack in 1996 and, most recently, was the firm’s director of international parts sales, logistics and CKD operations.  “The export component of Mack’s International Operations business has grown rapidly in the past several years,” said Frank Meehan, Mack’s senior vice president of international operations, in a press release. “Matt has played a major role in the recent success of our export activities, and he will help us continue this impressive growth.”

Thursday
Feb212008

Brown Joins Webb Wheel Products

Fred Brown has been named fleet business development director of Webb Wheel Products, Cullman, Alabama. 

Wednesday
Feb132008

Dew Joins CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics has hired Peter Dew as their group chief information officer. He will be responsible for  establishing and implementing the company’s global information technology strategy.  Dew was CIO of the Linde Group and before that group director, information management at BOC. He will join CEVA at its corporate head office in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, on April 1.

Thursday
Feb072008

Riggin Acquires New Position

Bernie Riggin has been appointed sales product manager of Heil Trailer International, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Thursday
Feb072008

MGP Ingredientsss Inc. Receives Settlement

MGP Ingredients Inc., received an $8 million dollar settlement after settling a patent-infringement lawsuit against Mars Inc. over ingredients in dog-chew treats. MGP is the United States largest supplier of wheat gluten.  MGP sued Mars Inc, a Virginia based candymaker, two years ago for allegedly breaching a 2005 supply agreement for a formula with secret ingredients made by MGP.

 Mars, said it came up with a new formula for its Greenies dog chews. MGP said the formula wasn’t new, and said Mars used trade secrets and violated its patent for some of the ingredients, according to reporting by Bloomberg.
Tuesday
Feb052008

Worldwide Flight Appoints New VP

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has appointed Pablo Garcia as its senior vice president, worldwide sales. Based in Spain, Garcia was WFS’s senior vice president, business development, Europe. He previously held senior roles at American Airlines and SFS Spain.  WFS handles more than 3.5 million tons of cargo in 107 airports worldwide each year.

 

Tuesday
Feb052008

Phoenix Industries Joins Atlanticblue

Phoenix Industries LLP., which operates a multi-temperature foodgrade storage and distribution firm based in Winter Haven FL was purchased by Atlanticblue Group Inc., a real estate management organization based in Lake Wales FL. The new entity’s name is Phoenix Industries LLC and will include 300,000-square-foot warehouse on 14 acres.  “All current Phoenix Industries employees are expected to remain with the company,” said Bruce Bachman, chief executive officer and general manager of Phoenix Industries.

Tuesday
Feb052008

Contract Feighters Gets New Name

Contract Freighters, a Joplin, Missouri based truckload carrier will be placed under the Con-way brand and known as Con-Way Truckload. Con-way Inc. acquired Contract Freighters last August. Conway, also owns Con-way Freight and Menlo Logistics. All three truckload operations will now operated under the same name.

Monday
Jan282008

Evans Oil Company Selects Logistic Provider

Evans Oil Co, Monroe LA, has selected Dupre Transport LLC, Lafayette LA, as its logistics provider. This decision will aid in streamlining fuel distribution for approximately 150 retail service stations, including its company owned and operated locations, dealer-owned locations, and independent retail locations. 

Thursday
Jan242008

Niblock Becomes New Chairman

The Retail Industry Leaders Association named Robert A. Niblock, chairman and chief executive officer of Lowe’s Cos. Inc., their new chairman of its board of directors.  Niblock will be taking the place of Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy Inc.  Anderson has served as chairman since 2005 and will remain a member of the board.  Gregg Steinhafel, president of Target Corp. has been named vice chairman.

 

 
Thursday
Jan242008

Mack Truck Acquires New President

Effective April 1,2008, DENNIS SLAGLE will become president of Mack Truck Inc, of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Monday
Jan212008

Descartes Purchases RouteView

Logistics software firm, Descartes Systems Group has purchased Minnesota based RouteView Technologies Inc. for about $3 million.  RouteView provides map-based routing software by combining wireless/GPS and automated call-out technology for small and medium sized companies to manage their delivery operations.