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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
Jun252007

Tenneco Announces Senior Executive Departure

Tenneco Inc. recently announced that Paul Schultz, senior vice president, global supply chain management and manufacturing, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Shultz joined Tenneco in 2002 from Ingersoll-Rand Ltd. Gregg Sherrill, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tenneco said, “We thank Paul for his contributions in helping Tenneco better leverage its supply chain management operations globally.”

Monday
Jun252007

Kraft Leases Space For Expansion

Kraft Foods plans to lease refrigerated warehouse space from Springfield Underground. Serving as a new regional distribution center, the space will allow the company to expand its Springfield MO plant and consolidate its five off-site storage operations in the area. The new location, expected to start operating in spring 2008, should serve other Midwestern Kraft sites eventually, the company said. Kraft said that Springfield Underground was selected in order to help save energy, since the underground storage space will more than likely use two-thirds less energy than the aboveground plant.
Wednesday
Jun202007

Harte-Hanks Chosen As 'Supply Chain Provider Of The Year'

Harte-Hanks, Inc., a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, has announced that it has been awarded “Supply Chain Provider of the Year” honors by its client and leading retailer J. C. Penney Company, Inc., for 2007. Corporate officer and vice president of Harte-Hanks, Robert Colucci said, “This honor reflects our pride in having JCPenney as a long-time client, and the innovation that having such a client inspires in our work.”
Wednesday
Jun202007

Crossbeam Systems Names Pete Fiore President, CEO

Crossbeam Systems Inc., a provider of security switches and appliances for network applications, recently appointed Pete Fiore as its new president and chief executive officer fresh from raising a Series F round of financing last month.
Wednesday
Jun202007

Summit Global Moves Headquarters

Summit Global Logistics, Inc., a leading third party logistics company, recently announced that they have moved their Headquarter office to East Rutherford, NJ.

Wednesday
Jun202007

Global Leaders Come Together

Optiant, the premier provider of supply chain network design and inventory planning and optimization solutions, recently concluded its Annual User Forum. The event enabled Optiants customers, key partners, technology leaders and industry experts to network, share information and gain valuable insights on their experiences within supply chain management. Providing a collaborative forum for the exchange of important learnings, tactics and methodologies is critical to advancing knowledge in helping these manufacturers remain in the forefront of their markets,” said Jonathan Colehower, CEO of Optiant.
Wednesday
Jun202007

Phil Danner Joins Intermec, Inc.

Intermec Technologies, Inc. has announced the appointment of Phil Danner as vice president of engineering. Danner previously worked with General Electric, where he served in numerous positions during his 15 year tenure there. “Phil is a seasoned leader who has a proven track record of leading global engineering programs and reducing time to market, states Steve Winter, president and chief operating officer. He has the right experience for our business model to leverage our R & D efforts and convert our technology leadership to market leadership.
Wednesday
Jun202007

HighJump Chosen To Standardize Global Supply Chain

HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain execution solutions, has announced that global brewer InBev has chosen the HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite for its worldwide warehouse operations. “The HighJump system will enable InBev to strengthen its supply chain visibility, enhance operational efficiency, heighten productivity and boost customer service levels,” says Jim Walsh, vice president of International Operations, High Jump Software.
Wednesday
Jun202007

Sonoco Announces New Appointments

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has announced management appointments in its Packaging Services and Consumer Packaging segments, according to Harris E. DeLoach Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer. Rob C. Tiede, president of Sonoco CorrFlex, has been named division vice president and general manager of Sonocos Flexible Packaging division. Brad D. Ross, division vice president and general manager of Procter & Gamble, has been named division vice president and general manager of Sonocos Packaging Services segment, replacing Tiede. Charles W. Coker, Jr., currently division vice president and general manager, Flexible Packaging, has been named staff vice president of business and customer development.
Wednesday
Jun202007

Intermec, Inc. Names Barry Issberner as VP, Global Marketing

Intermec, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Barry Issberner as vice president, global marketing. Most recently, Barry served as vice president, global marketing with the Nokia Corporation. “Barry thoroughly understands the AIDC industry and our partners, states Steve Winter, president and chief operating officer. He will be a great leader for a talented, experienced team as we work to provide solutions for customers and create growth opportunities.

 

Wednesday
Jun202007

Master Halco Reorganizes Its Sales Force

Master Halco, Inc., the worlds leading distributor and manufacturer of perimeter security and fencing, has announced a reorganization to form its North American sales force into two regions, dividing associated territories into eight sales districts. Accompanying these changes in the sales organization is the addition of two new senior managers. Ruben Morales has joined Master Halco as Vice President of Distribution, and Mike Ochoa has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing.
Wednesday
Jun202007

GMI Hires Michael Brochu as New CEO

Global Market Insite, Inc. (GMI), a global market intelligence solutions provider based in Mercer Island, Wash., recently announced its board of directors has appointed Michael A. Brochu as CEO for the company. Enrique Godreau III, chairman of GMI’s board of directors stated, “With the appointment of Mike as CEO, GMI has secured a successful, experienced and highly capable executive who will build on GMIs already impressive growth of 2,008 percent in five years to expand GMIs leadership position in a global market research industry worth $24 billion.” Prior to this, Brochu served as president and CEO of Loudeye, a Seattle-based, publicly traded digital media supply chain technology company.
Monday
Jun182007

Endeavor Telecom Names Justin McLain Chief Executive Officer

Endeavor Telecoms board of directors recently named Justin McLain as the companys President and Chief Executive Officer. As the steward of Endeavor’s equity value, Justin focuses on guiding the company to maintain its strategic relationships and service products which assure Endeavor’s success within the telecommunications industry. McLain previously served as Vice-President of Sales for Endeavor’s former parent company, SSI.
Monday
Jun182007

Tangoe Appoints Douglas Castro as SVP of Federal Sales

Tangoe, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise communications lifecycle management services and software, recently announced the appointment of Douglas Castro as its new senior vice president of federal sales. Al Subbloie, President and CEO of Tangoe stated, “Were excited to have Doug join us, given his deep knowledge of the public sector from his years both in the Air Force and sales to federal agencies.” Castro brings more than 22 years of telecommunications expense management (TEM), asset management, and supply chain experience, previously holding executive positions at Profitline, Manugistics Inc. and Avexus Inc.
Monday
Jun182007

Chris Otto Joins Keystone Transportation Services

Keystone Dedicated Logistics has hired Chris Otto to its truckload division, Keystone Transportation Services. Otto previously managed inside sales as a territory manager for a building products company. Gendron Inc. selected Keystone to manage their less than truckload services.

Monday
Jun182007

Campbell's Distribution Expands

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc and Campbell Soup Co, Coca-Cola North America (CCNA), have entered into an agreement for distribution of Campbell’s single-serve beverage portfolio. Under terms of the agreement, which takes effect immediately, CCNA will have master distribution rights for Campbell’s single-serve refrigerated immediate-consumption beverages.
Monday
Jun182007

Staples Recognized For Green Supply Chain Initiatives

Office supplies giant Staples has received the Circle of Excellence Award, conferred by the Distribution Business Management (DBM) Association Board of Universities, for excellence in cost reduction and energy efficiency across its supply chain. Vice president of environmental affairs, Mark Buckley, and senior vice president of logistics at the company, Donald Ralph, accepted the award on Staples’ behalf at an awards ceremony in Champions Gate, Florida.
Monday
Jun182007

FedEx Opens Logistics Centre In Toronto

FEDEX Freight Canada has opened its new combined national headquarters in Toronto, Canada. FedEx Freight Canada, a newly formed subsidiary, previously acted as Watkins Canada Express. Doug Duncan, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight said, “When you combine FedEx Freight Canada with FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL, we provide a full range of complementary LTL solutions throughout North America.”

Friday
Jun152007

PBB Joins World Freight Alliance

PBB Global Logistics, a third-party international logistics service, recently joined the World Freight Alliance. PBB will serve as the sole Canadian representative in the alliance and as a North American partner. WFA is an organization that provides a full range of time-definite air, ground, and ocean freight services, as well as warehousing, logistics, customs brokerage and IT solutions.
Friday
Jun152007

Truck Driving Championship

Randy Barnette and Kenneth Flowers were winners in the West Virginia Motor Truck Association’s annual Truck Driving Championship and Safety Awards Banquet. Barnette, who drives for ABF Freight, earned the 2007 Driver of the Year Award. He has logged in over 50,000 hours behind the wheel with no chargeable accidents. Flowers, a driver with Rite-Aid, was honored with the 2006 State Police Safety Award. He has driven over five million miles accident free. FexEx Freight was presented with The Fleet Safety Award for the best overall safety performance during 2006. The company has logged over 7,739,863 miles without accident during 2006.