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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
Sep142007

PMMI Announces Conference Session in Vegas

Arlington, VA (September 7, 2007) — PMMI announces the Packaging Industry Roundtable and Panel Discussion, hosted by PMMI’s Certified Trainer Program, for the Conference at PACK EXPO. The conference session will be at 11:00 a.m. on October 15, 2007 during PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

During the conference session, panelists will discuss the vital importance of establishing best practices for training. Additionally, they will unveil a Request for Proposal (RFP) template that addresses training needs and communicates how training helps to reduce turn-over, downtime and inefficiency.

Wednesday
Sep122007

Whirpool Corporation Shuts Down Regional Distribution Center

Whirpool Corporation shuts down its regional distribution center in Covington. Formerly known as the Maytag Corporation, the distribution center will unite with a facility in Carlisle. “The move, to be completed by Sept. 11, will displace about 80 workers, said Whirlpool spokeswoman Judy Lau.” “Hourly workers are being offered positions at the Sears distribution center under construction in the Covington Industrial Park, Lau said.”
Whirpool purchased the Maytag brand and company back in March 2006.

Wednesday
Sep122007

i2 to Co-Sponsor Thought Leadership Series Focused on Global Logistics

Key global logistics trends, industry challenges, and best practices related to how businesses are working to deliver greater supply chain speed, agility and reliability, will be discussed at the i2 Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITWO) and IBM Corporation (NYSE:IBM) Thought Leadership Series: Global Logistics, on Friday, Sept. 21 at the IBM Chicago Center. This one-day seminar will also highlight lessons learned from successful transportation management system and network optimization projects .

Wednesday
Sep122007

Driscoll Names New Category Manager

Driscoll’s category management team names Steve Trede as their new category development manager. Steve has over 25 years experience working in the produce industry with companies such as Del Monte and Desert Glory. Driscoll, a family-owned fresh berry company, works together with other retail companies to provide increased sales and productivity.

Wednesday
Sep122007

Atlantic Bulk Carrier Corporation Recognizes Drivers

Atlantic Bulk Carrier Corp, Providence Forge VA, has recognized six of its drivers for achieving one million accident-free miles: JERRY DAVIDSON, JEFF LOGAN, CHUCK MULLENS, PAUL PEYTON, AARON WILLS, and DAN WYFFELS.

Tuesday
Sep112007

Blast-N-Clean Announces Two New Hires

David Jones and Terry Whitlock both join Blast-N-Clean of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  David Jones was hired to fill the position of chief operating officer and Terry Whitlock as the executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Tuesday
Aug212007

DFA Plans to Transfer Operations

Dairy Farmers of America intends to close its American cheese plant in Corona, CA and move its American cheese business from there and its plant in Zumbrota, MN to Green Bay WI-based Schreiber Foods.

As a result, more than 300 workers will be laid off in Corona, 70 in Minnesota, and 11 at the firm’s Kansas City headquarters. DFA plans to offer assistance for all laid-off employees.

Monday
Aug202007

Stephanie Martin Joins IEC Electronics

IEC Electronics announced that Stephanie Martin has joined the Company as Vice President, Supply Chain. Ms. Martin brings 16 years of Supply Chain management experience in the contract electronics manufacturing industry to IEC.”We are pleased to add Stephanie to the IEC team,” said W. Barry Gilbert, IEC’s Chairman and CEO.

Monday
Aug132007

Lance Wyatt Joins ALTANA Inc

Lance Wyatt has joined ALTANA Inc, a member of the Nycomed Group, as Senior Director of Contracts and Logistics.  Wyatt comes to ALTANA Inc from McKesson. Previously, he was employed by Safeway Stores, Inc. in the finance and category management areas. “Through his work with Fougera Cares, we have come to appreciate Lance’s commitment to the industry and its customers,” said Dave Klaum, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business Operations.

Monday
Aug132007

Transplace Selects LOG-NET

Transplace, one of the leading provider of logistics technology and transportation management services, recently announced its selection of LOG-NET, Inc., a leader in international web-based supply chain visibility and execution solutions, as a technology partner to support its international division. The integration of LOG-NET represents the next step in the evolution of the division. “As we began to develop an international deployment strategy, speed of deployment, international business differences and time to market were all key considerations,” said Roy Cashman, chief operations officer at Transplace.

Monday
Aug132007

Pepsi Bottling to Realign Business

Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. said that it would streamline some field operations in the United States and Canada, invest in its supply chain and realign its work force to improve productivity.The largest bottler of PepsiCo Inc. drinks said it would record a pretax charge of $30 million to $40 million, or 9 cents to 12 cents per share, in the second half of the year for these moves.

Monday
Aug132007

Cole McKellar Named Director

Cole McKellar has been named director of new business development, exhibit transportation for Freeman. McKellar comes to Freeman with more than 12 years of business development, sales and marketing experience within transportation logistics, business strategy and supply chain management. He has previously worked with IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, USWeb/marchFIRST, JB Hunt Logistics/Transplace, and Gulf Coast Transport.

Monday
Aug132007

Agistix Announces New Position

Agistix, the leading provider of Logistics Management Automation software, announced the appointment of Dale Carpenter as vice president of logistics. Dale will be responsible for the Agistix Service Center which handles all managed services, including programs such as Inbound Shipment Management Service, and Auction Shipment Management Service, as well as Professional Services. “Agistix is committed to excellence in logistics management,” stated David Fox, president and CEO of Agistix.

Tuesday
Aug072007

Penske To Manage European Supply Chain For Bombardier

Penske Logistics has been selected as the lead logistics provider for Bombardier Transportation’s European operations. Under the agreement, Penske will help standardize and coordinate all European supply chain and logistics processes for Berlin, Germany-based Bombardier Transportation, which manufactures vehicles and equipment for the rail industry. Penske expects to begin providing lead logistics services to Bombardier in early 2008.

Tuesday
Aug072007

INDUS Names Patty Nunn Senior VP, Strategic Programs

INDUS Corporation, a leading Federal IT solutions provider, recently announced the appointment of Patty Nunn as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs. “Patty brings unique growth ‘know-how’ to INDUS, given her broad experience in proposal development, operational management and strategic capture,” says Mark Gray, INDUS’ Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Nunn has over twenty years of experience developing and managing professional technical services in the Federal IT sector. Prior to joining INDUS, Nunn served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Programs, for Karta Technologies.
Tuesday
Aug072007

CEVA Names Pattullo CEO

Contract logistics veteran John Pattullo recently joined CEVA Group plc as CEO, replacing David Kulik, who will continue serving as vice chairman. Prior to joining CEVA, Pattullo was chief operating officer for Deutsche Post/DHL’s $9.6 billion Europe-Middle East-Africa contract logistics business. “I am very excited to come on board CEVA at a time when these two great companies have joined forces,” announced Pattullo, referring to the merger between CEVA and EGL Inc., which was completed Aug. 2. “We have created one of the world’s major players in the global supply chain industry, supported by a talented and experienced leadership team.”
Tuesday
Aug072007

DSC Logistics Mourns James A. McIlrath, Founder

It is with great sadness that DSC Logistics has announced the death of James A. McIlrath, founder and chairman of Dry Storage Corporation, now DSC Logistics. Always active in industry and service organizations, McIlrath was a past chairman of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (and recipient of their Distinguished Service Award in 2003), a member of the Board of Directors of the Transportation Data Coordinating Committee in Washington, D.C., a director of the Illinois Association of Merchandise Warehousemen, a member of the International Federation of Public Warehouses Association, a director of the United Methodist Home, a member of the Board of Directors of The First State Bank and Trust of Park Ridge, Illinois, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Palm Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida.

Monday
Aug062007

Companies Violate U.S. Trade Laws, Pay Fines

A recent round of hefty fines for violation of U.S. trade laws is now getting the attention of import-export pros. Nearly $200 million in fines will have to be paid by ITT Corp., Chiquita Brands International and Baker Hughes Services International for various violations.

Monday
Aug062007

Dick’s Brings 484 Jobs, $23M Investment

Metro Atlanta strengthened its position as a global logistics powerhouse with a recent announcement that Dick’s Sporting Goods is creating 484 jobs and investing $23 million over the next five years with a 657,200-square-foot distribution center in East Point. The Metro Atlanta Chamber played a significant role in bringing this project to Atlanta. Bob Pertierra, VP of logistics development, worked closely with Georgia Power, the Georgia Dept of Economic Development, and Atlanta Logistics Innovation Council members Bob Robers and Paul Roeser of Staubach.

Monday
Aug062007

Optiant Named To Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners List

Optiant, the provider of supply chain network design, inventory optimization technology and professional services, has been named to Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies’ prestigious 100 Great Supply Chain Partners 2007 list. “This award is a continued recognition of the work, professionalism and dedication of all Optiant employees in insuring the success of our customers. Optiant is committed to meeting the long and short term critical needs of its customers and will continue to deliver strategic and creative solutions that support their unique business processes and objectives,” announced Jonathan Colehower, President and CEO of Optiant.