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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
Jul272007

G&K Buys Leef Bros.

G&K Services Inc. announced it would buy Minneapolis-based competitor Leef Bros. Inc., a deal that will add $20 million in revenue for the company. Leef’s territory includes Minnesota, and parts of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. “Leef was founded in 1908 by J.H. “Harry” Leef and was in the third generation of family ownership, according to its Web site. The firm has more than 300 employees and 8,000 customers. Leef has been a long-standing successful competitor in our marketplace with an excellent reputation for providing outstanding customer service,” said stated Marcantonio, G&K Services’ CEO and chairman in a press release. “We welcome Leef’s employees and customers to G&K.”
Friday
Jul272007

Epes Logistics Opens Texas Office

Epes Logistics Services recently opened an office in Laredo, Texas, according to an announcement from the company. The new Laredo facility will serve the border area in the United States and northern Mexico, including San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, and Mexico City. Epes Logistics is based in Greensboro and provides transportation services, including truckload and less-than-truckload shipments, warehousing and freight management.
Thursday
Jul262007

Blue Vector Named To List Of Top 100 Supply And Demand Chain Vendors

Ozburn-Hessey has announced the opening of two new operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; one distribution facility and a new international station. OH Logistics now operates four contract warehousing facilities in Dallas, bringing the 3PL’s total distribution space in North Texas to almost one million square feet. This new international station is operated by OH Logistics’ Barthco International division. Juan Aguilar was hired by OH Logistics as general manager to oversee the new operation. Aguilar has over 17 years of experience operating multiple distribution centers in the US and Mexico and has designed and executed solutions for hundreds of clients within the consumer packaged goods, food and grocery, and chemical industries.
Thursday
Jul262007

Arena Cited As Key Differentiator and Competitive Advantage For Third Consecutive Year

Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management software for manufacturers of all sizes, has announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has named the company among the top 100 vendors helping lead the way in transforming companies’ supply and demand chains. The has recognized Arena with the prestigious 2007 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award in its June/July 2007 issue. “Being recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the top 100 vendors helping companies build a 21st century-ready supply chain is an honor,” states Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. “The award underscores the value we provide.”
Thursday
Jul262007

Tenneco Announces Executive Appointment

Tenneco has announced the appointment of Alain Michaelis, 40, as senior vice president, global supply chain management & manufacturing, effective August 27, 2007. Michaelis will be responsible for the company’s logistics and material management functions, worldwide purchasing, as well as Tenneco’s global manufacturing programs. Michaelis will serve on the company’s senior management team and will be reporting directly to Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO.
Wednesday
Jul252007

Metastorm Named To Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Metastorm, a provider of Business Process Management software for organizational agility, innovation, and governance, announced it has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, in this year’s Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 listing. “Metastorm has extensive experience working with a variety of organizations across industries to strengthen collaboration, efficiency, and response time throughout the supply chain, and we are honored to be among the innovators on this year’s Executive 100 list,” said Eileen Garry, chief marketing officer for Metastorm.

Wednesday
Jul252007

Servigistics Named "Executive 100" For Fifth Consecutive Year

Servigistics, the leading strategic service management solution provider, has announced that it has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s 2007 “Executive 100” list for the fifth consecutive year. “An emerging 21st century business trend highlights how leading manufacturers from diverse industries around the world are investing in their service operations as a source of competitive differentiation and customer loyalty, demonstrating the power of service as a growth driver,” stated Gary Brooks, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Alliances, Servigistics. “This SDCE honor reflects Servigistics commitment to delivering technology solutions that enable leading companies to transform their service businesses, to deliver on their customer commitments and to achieve significant improvements in corporate performance.”
Wednesday
Jul252007

DHL Exel Supply Chain Earns Volkswagen Group Award

German automaker Volkswagen has tipped DHL Exel Supply Chain for its Volkswagen Group Award for outstanding supplier performance in Mexico for 2006. The annual award is given to the Volkswagen supplier that achieves the company’s highest total weighted performance score in the areas of logistics, quality, service, compliance, on-time delivery, cost and communication. “We’re pleased to have earned the Volkswagen Group Award for the second time,” announced Brian Deffet, senior director of operations for DHL Exel Supply Chain. “It’s a pleasure to work with our friends at Volkswagen, and to have the hard work and dedication of our Puebla facilities’ teams recognized.”

Wednesday
Jul252007

Auxis’ Executive To Chair Global Transportation Track At National Supply Chain Conference

Auxis, Inc., a management and technology consulting company, has announced that Jamie Mahoney, Vice President of Supply Chain, has been chosen to chair the Global Transportation Track at this years Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA. Key speakers in the track will feature industry veterans such as Daniel Fernandez, Secretary General of TIACA; Peter Keller, President of NYK Line N.A; Mike Regan, President of Tranzact Technologies, Inc.; and David Hoppin, Managing Director of Merge Global, Inc.
Wednesday
Jul252007

Decker Selects Driver Of The Month

Decker Truck Line Inc recently named Bahne Struecker as June 2007 Driver of the Month for its reefer/van division. Struecker was selected as driver of the month in previous years. During his 11 years with Decker, he has achieved one million safe miles.
Monday
Jul232007

15th Edition Of Leading 3PL Guide Released

The 15th edition of the leading third-party logistics guide, Who’s Who In Logistics, has now been released. Who’s Who In Logistics profiles individual 3PL financial information, IT usage, key personnel, and service capabilities. Global supply chain managers such as CEVA, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Schenker/BAX, Expeditors, Penske and Ryder are covered extensively. “Since our first publication in 1994, our guides have become a primary information source for third-party logistics market information,” announced Richard Armstrong, chairman of Armstrong & Associates. “We are pleased with the quality of our global information expansion.”
Monday
Jul232007

Tom Carney Appointed As East Coast Sales Manager

Dave Ryder, President and owner of Prototron Circuits of Redmond Washington, recently announced the appointment of Tom Carney as East Coast Sales Manager. In his new position, Mr. Carney will be responsible for all sales efforts in the Eastern part of the United States. “We are truly excited to have someone of Tom’s experience out on the East coast. Being a predominately West Coast company for the past twenty years we are counting on Tom to increase our presence and hence our sales his part of the country.” states Ryder. Tom Carney has held a number of sales management positions in companies such as Hadco, Sanmina, and most recently Coretec.
Monday
Jul232007

Seattle To Require Homes To Sign Up For Food Waste Recycling

The Seattle City Council has voted to require all single-family homes to sign up for a food waste recycling program by spring 2009. According to the Seattle Times, “While residents will have to pay for the service, the city will not check whether they are actually dumping food in the new separate bin.” The initiative passed by the council does not make food waste recycling mandatory for businesses or apartments, the paper reports.

Monday
Jul232007

Intechra Announces Acquisitions

Jackson, Miss.-based Intechra, which provides e-waste recycling services, recently announced the acquisition of BCS Logistics, Dallas, and Lifecycle Partners, Merrimack, N.H. BCS Logistics is a transportation company whose management team includes former UPS employees. Lifecycle adds a seventh processing facility and a second Northeast location to Intechra’s nationwide processing network.

Monday
Jul232007

Transfreight Named Behr America 3PL

Transfreight was awarded a multimillion-dollar, multiyear logistics and transportation contract with Troy, Michigan-based Behr America. “Were very excited to be chosen by Behr America for this important role, announced Transfreight Chief Development Officer Chris Painter. Theres an excellent fit between our two companies. We’re looking forward to optimizing their supply chain network and to building a long, successful relationship that helps them achieve their business objectives.
Thursday
Jul192007

OH Logistics Sponsors LogiPharma 2007

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is a sponsor of LogiPharma 2007, the premiere North American Pharmaceutical Supply Chain event taking place at the Loews Philadelphia, PA hotel. This event brings together leaders in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries including manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers, hospitals, drug chains and pharmacies. “We are delighted to take an active role in this very important event,” announced Scott McWilliams, CEO of OH Logistics. “Our company, specifically, the Barthco International services group, has extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and other industries with complex regulatory requirements. We look forward to sharing some of our expertise in handling intricate entries and governmental requirement compliance, while also learning from others at the conference.”
Wednesday
Jul182007

Solvay Chemicals, Inc. Announces Major Appointment

Solvay Chemicals, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Cameron Berry to one of the top positions at the companys Houston, Texas headquarters. Cameron Berry has been appointed to the position of Business Director, Soda Ash, where he is responsible for soda ash sales and marketing. Mr. Berry most recently held the position of Vice President, Logistics for Solvay Chemicals. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
Wednesday
Jul182007

Solvay Chemicals, Inc. Announces Major Appointment

Solvay Chemicals, Inc. has announced the appointment of Marcie Peters to a top position at the companys Houston, Texas headquarters. Peters is appointed to the position of Vice President, Supply Chain, where she is responsible for Customer Services and Logistics. Ms. Peters most recently held the position of Business Director, Soda Ash for Solvay Chemicals. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Wednesday
Jul182007

DHL Introduces Reusable Return Envelope

DHL, the worlds leading express delivery and logistics company, recently introduced an environmentally friendly reusable envelope for customers that ship and return legal-size documents. The new envelope provides businesses with a simple, quick, and eco-friendly return solution. “DHL is constantly working to provide added-value services that make the shipping experience as user-friendly as possible, said Keith Lovetro, Executive Vice President of Marketing, for DHL. In addition to the environmental benefits, the new reusable envelope provides the most simple, effective process for returning documents.
Wednesday
Jul182007

Penske Opens Southwest Louisville Logistics Facility

Penske Logistics, one of the largest providers of transportation and distribution services in the country, recently opened a 118,000-square-foot logistics facility in Southwest Louisville. The facility was developed by First Industrial Realty Trust Inc., a Chicago-based real estate investment trust, and is expected to handle more than 800 shipments each day to Ford Motor Co.’s manufacturing sites across North America.