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Acme Distribution Introduces National Truckload Service

Acme Distribution Centers has introduced a national truckload service. Through its partner carrier network, the company intends to offer the product across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The expansion builds on Acme’s experience in providing warehouse and distribution services. The decision to expand into the nationwide truckload arena arose from recognition of the need for quality, cost-effective transportation throughout North America, according to the company. Based in Aurora, CO, Acme operates a total of 2.5m square feet of distribution space across the country. Its menu of services includes transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, assembly and supply-chain consulting.


Echo Global Logistics Hires 2 New Executives

Echo Global Logistics recently announced the hiring of Michael Mobley as Senior Vice President of Operations and Marty Sinicrope as Vice President of Station Sales.

“We are pleased to welcome both Mike and Marty to Echo, as they bring extensive experience in their respective fields,” said Douglas Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer. “These strategic hires demonstrate Echo’s commitment to identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to grow its business and continue to provide new and existing clients with the highest level of service.”


Biostorage Appoints Russ Hager to Global Director, Supply Chain

BioStorage Technologies Inc., a global leader in temperature-controlled biomaterial storage, cold chain logistics and sample management for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, has announced the appointment of Russ Hager to Global Director of Supply Chain.

“Russ has an impressive track record of more than 27 years in global supply chain management, much of it in senior leadership positions,” said Lori Ball, chief operating officer, BioStorage Technologies. “As our operations continue to grow globally, he will play a crucial role in expanding our worldwide presence as a leader for secure and compliant sample management.”


Sypris Electronics Appoints Jim Long to VP, Operations

Sypris Electronics recently announced the appointment of Jim Long to the position of Vice President of Operations. Mr. Long will be located at the Sypris Electronics headquarters in Tampa, Florida and will report directly to John J. Walsh, President.

“Jim is a highly regarded operations management leader and Continuous Improvement pioneer,” stated John Walsh, President of Sypris Electronics. “He brings unique commercial and international market knowledge and experience to Sypris. Jim will be instrumental in our Continuous Improvement initiatives and achievement of the Shingo Prize.”


Jacob Modla Named Family Dollar's VP, Human Resources

Family Dollar Stores recently named Jacob Modla to the newly created position of Vice President of Human Resources. He most recently was the company’s vice president and deputy general counsel.

“At Family Dollar, we are committed to developing and promoting talent from within our company,” says Bryan Venberg, senior vice president of human resources. “In his new role, Jake’s legal expertise and experience will help ensure our compliance with rapidly changing laws and regulations and support our continued efforts to a more compelling place to work for our team members.”


Brenny Transportation Awarded TIA 3PL Samaritan Award

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) recently announced that Brenny Transportation, St. Cloud, MN, has been awarded the 2010 TIA 3PL Samaritan Award. This award will recognize a member for exceptional service and assistance to others in need on an annual basis.  The purpose of the award is to recognize the good works in which the 3PL industry is engaged by highlighting a specific 3PL Samaritan effort each year.

The recognized service or assistance can take any form from volunteering logistical support to providing manpower, resources, or financial support to others in need, sponsoring sporting events, providing scholarships, hiring disabled people as examples.

So far in 2010, Brenny has donated in January to The American Heart Association, February to the Boys and Girls Club in St. Cloud, MN, March to the local Food Shelf, April to the Area Humane Society, in May The Place of Hope, a local homeless shelter & treatment facility.


PrePak Aquires TestPak Packaging

PrePak Holdings Inc. recently announced it has successfully acquired TestPak, a health care supply chain company in Whippany, N.J.

PrePak Holdings, a group of companies focused on contract manufacturing and packaging, completed the transaction on Aug. 31. TestPak is a contract packaging company and health care supply chain solution provider focused on pharmaceuticals.

“The acquisition of TestPak opens up significant new market opportunities for PrePak,” said Renard Jackson, newly appointed CEO of PrePak. “We are excited about the TestPak group joining the PrePak family of companies. The TestPak facilities will not only create redundancy and backup services with our customer base, but also bring new innovations and capabilities to the whole organization.”


Scott Jeffers Appointed SVP at Hill-Rom

Hill-Rom recently announced the appointment of Scott Jeffers as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. In addition to his responsibilities as a key member of Hill-Rom’s executive team, Jeffers will be responsible for all aspects of Hill-Rom’s global manufacturing and supply chain operations.  Jeffers replaces Mark Baron, who is leaving Hill-Rom for another position.

“I am delighted to have someone of Scott Jeffers’ ability, experience and maturity joining Hill-Rom’s executive team,” said John Greisch, Hill-Rom’s President and CEO. “Under Scott’s leadership, Hill-Rom will continue to deliver the quality products on which we have built our brand and market positions around the world.”





Logistics Company Opening in East Macon, OH

An Ohio based company, North Coast Logistics, is opening a 75,000 square foot facility in Macon. Griffin says the business will be located in the Ocmulgee East Industrial Park. North Coast Logistics is a provider to the retail, food, medical and industrial products industry. The company will begin with twelve employees and expand to twenty.


YRC Glen Moore Named Nation's Top Dry-Freight Truckload Carrier

Logistics Management magazine recently named Carlisle-based trucking firm YRC Glen Moore Inc. as its top dry-freight truckload carrier in the nation.

Glen Moore took the top overall score for dry-freight carriers as part of the magazine’s 27th annual “Quest for Quality” awards, according to the company and magazine.

Glen Moore had top scores in on-time performance and customer service, according to the magazine. The trucking firm’s parent, Kansas-based YRC Worldwide Inc., has been saddled with debt and revenue problems over the past several years. It sold a portion of its YRC Logistics business for $39 million Aug. 16 to provide additional cash flow.


John Figueroa Named Supply Chain Executive of the Decade

The Global Supply Chain Leaders Group has recently named John Figueroa, President of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, the Supply Chain Executive of the Decade.

The award is presented to the individual who received the highest aggregate ratings in making significant contributions to the advancement of the Supply Chain Management profession and maintaining sustainable, responsible business practices in its global operations during the last decade.

“I am honored to receive such recognition from the GSCLG,” said Figueroa. “McKesson is committed to continuous innovation in the healthcare supply chain that benefits all of us through reduced errors, increased safety, greater efficiencies, and more connectivity among stakeholders. I’m proud that McKesson’s pharmaceutical supply chain efforts have been recognized by such a group of industry experts and leaders.”


William Maggs Joins Savi Technology as Chief Technology Officer

Savi Technology recently announced that William Maggs will join the leadership team in the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Maggs, who also becomes Savi Technology’s Senior Vice President (SVP)-Technology Operations, formerly was CTO at Palm, Inc., and worked at mobile handset companies Motorola and Sony Ericsson in Advanced Technology and ecosystem development roles.

“With his technical and executive experience at some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology companies, Bill is uniquely qualified to advance Savi Technology’s wireless solutions for supply chains and beyond,” said David Stephens, Savi Technology’s Chief Executive Officer. “At a time when Savi Technology is expanding into new markets and applications, Bill brings a rare combination of market vision and technical expertise in hardware, software and broad customer experience.”


Mallory Alexander International Logistics Teams Up with Charles Kendall Freight

Mallory Alexander International Logistics, 3PL provider, has teamed up with London-based Charles Kendall Freight to open a new office in Inwood, NY. The location offers proximity to major Northeast airports, as well as the Port of New York/New Jersey. The New York office provides a complete range of 3PL services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, truck brokerage, special project transportation and supply-chain consulting. Charles Kendall’s core global freight forwarding services include import and export, customs clearance and value-added services.


Doug Place Elected President of 2010-2011 Louisiana Motor Transport Association

Doug Place, chief financial officer for Dupré Logistics LLC, was elected president of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association for 2010-2011. Elected officers were announced during the 70th annual LMTA Convention at the Sandestin Gold & Beach Resort in Destin FL recently. An LMTA member since 2004, he served as first vice-president for 2009-2010 and second vice-president for 2008-2009. He also served four years on the LMTA board of directors.


YRC Rebrands as MIQ

YRC Worldwide recently completed the $38.7 million sale of most of YRC Logistics to private equity firm Austin Ventures, which rebranded the unit as MIQ Logistics. Sealing the deal delivered $33.6 million to YRC Worldwide Aug. 16, with the remaining $5.1 million placed in escrow, the company said.

“MIQ Logistics carries forward the people, client focus and services of YRC Logistics,” says John Carr, the new company’s president and chief operating officer.


Tyler Edison Takes Over as Group President at Greatwide Logistics

Greatwide Logistics Services has announced that Tyler Ellison will take over as group president, responsible for transportation management and corporate sales. He will be responsible for all transportation management sales offices in the U.S. and Canada as well as the corporate sales and sales support team.


Henry Bell Promoted at Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Henry Bell has been promoted to global president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel. He had served as president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel–North America since 2007. Bell joined MHT as president of the Fleet Business Unit of Fontaine Trailer in 2005.


2010 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition

The 2010 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), scheduled for October 16-19 in Phoenix AZ, will assess the economic recovery, midterm elections, and environmental initiatives from a motor carrier’s perspective.


Endicott Biofuels Appoints Richard Allen VP, Global Supply Chain

Endicott Biofuels recently announced that Richard G. Allen has joined the Company in the newly-created position of Vice President, Global Supply Chain.

Mr. Allen brings to Endicott 21 years of experience in supply chain management in the petrochemicals and refining industries.  Prior to joining the Company, he served as Director, Global Supply Chain Services for TPC Group. He also served as Supply Manager for the BASF-FINA Limited Partnership (BFLP) in their ethylene, butadiene and refined products business division.  

“We are extremely pleased to add Richard’s industry experience and enthusiasm to the Endicott team,” said David Robinson, EBF’s Chief Executive Officer.  “His extensive experience with global feedstock purchasing, risk management processes, product handling and logistics will allow him to play an integral role in optimizing EBF’s broad portfolio of triglyceride and fatty acid feedstocks as well as its unique approach to the production of biodiesel as a complementary process to traditional refining.”


Inbound Logistics Names Penske a "Green 50 Supply Chain Partner"

Penske Logistics has been named a Green 50 Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine. The company was also recognized for the strategies it applies in helping its own customers analyze and reduce their carbon footprints, and for its promotion and participation in EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. Penske also assists customers with optimized routes for fuel efficiency, efficient loading of trailers and advising on green lighting and recycling programs.

“We’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts to help improve our environment,” said Penske Logistics President Vincent Hartnett. “We are committed to helping customers improve the efficiency of their supply chains, reduce waste, and lower emissions and continually improve our truck fleet’s environmental performance.”