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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
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.

Thursday
Aug022007

Oracle Edges Out SAP At Logistics Firm

Oracle beat its chief rival, SAP AG, in the race to provide one of North America’s largest logistics firms with comprehensive new business management systems. Schneider National, a Green Bay, Wis.-based transportation and logistics outfit has announced that after a lengthy evaluation process- during which the company looked closely at both Oracle and SAP- it has decided to use Oracle applications and infrastructure software to build a fully integrated transaction and data environment. “This was a real tight horse race,” stated Judy Lemke, Schneider’s executive vice president and chief information officer. “[SAP] showed well. It’s just that Oracle provided a more convincing and compelling set of evidence that they were pretty far ahead in the [transportation management] space with the acquisition of G-Log; they have a compelling case for their middleware; and they certainly provided compelling evidence as to their willingness to partner.”

Thursday
Aug022007

IronPlanet Names Gregory J. Owens As Chairman And CEO

IronPlanet recently named Gregory J. Owens chairman and chief executive officer of the organization. Most recently, Owens served as managing director of Red Zone Capital, a Washington, D.C. Private Equity Group. Prior to that, he was chairman and CEO of Manugistics Group Inc., a leading public supply chain management software company.”Greg is a veteran business leader, and his proven ability to lead top performing teams makes him the perfect choice to take the reins at IronPlanet,” announced Ted Schlein, who serves on the IronPlanet Board of Directors from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).

Thursday
Aug022007

i2 CEO McGrath Resigns

Supply chain software provider, i2, has announced that CEO Michael McGrath had resigned. The move was not totally unexpected, as McGrath had announced in May that he was going to leave the position by the end of the year. In parallel, i2 has announced that Pallab Chatterjee, executive vice president, Solutions Operations, and chief delivery officer, was appointed interim chief executive officer. McGrath is expected to remain employed as CEO emeritus through October 31, 2007, and will continue to assist the board of directors with the search for a new CEO.

Thursday
Aug022007

Kehe Food Distributors Chooses RedPrairie Supply Chain Suite For Warehouse, Transportation And Labor Efficiencies

RedPrairie Corporation, a leading consumer driven optimization company, has announced that Kehe Food Distributors has purchased RedPrairie’s E2e Supply Chain Suite, including Warehouse, Transportation and Labor Management Solutions. Scott Cousins, CIO for Kehe Food Distributors states, “The RedPrairie solution will solidify Kehe’s position in the industry as a technology and customer service leader.” John Jazwiec, RedPrairie President and CEO says, “By purchasing the entire supply chain suite, Kehe will optimize the functions in each of their supply chain areas, and will synchronize the flow of products and information between them.”
Wednesday
Aug012007

AmeriGas Completes Sale Of AZ Storage Facility

AmeriGas Propane Inc, Valley Forge PA, recently completed sale of its Bumstead liquefied petroleum gas storage terminal located near Phoenix, AZ to Plains LPG Services LP. The 3.5 million barrel facility provides LPG storage for the western part of the United States. According to AmeriGas, as part of the transaction, they have retained the right to store propane for its retail operations under a long-term storage agreement.
Wednesday
Aug012007

Kehe Food Distributors Chooses RedPrairie Supply Chain Suite For Warehouse, Transportation And Labor Efficiencies

RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, recently announced that Kehe Food Distributors has purchased RedPrairie’s E2e(TM) Supply Chain Suite, including Warehouse, Transportation and Labor Management Solutions. The RedPrairie Solutions will replace its custom legacy systems, providing better overall inventory control, labor management, and freight savings.”Even though we have a high degree of automation in our distribution centers, we want improved product visibility and accountability in order to stay at the forefront in our industry. The RedPrairie solution will solidify Kehe’s position in the industry as a technology and customer service leader,” states Scott Cousins, CIO for Kehe Food Distributors.

Wednesday
Aug012007

Routeware Names Two Regional Sales Executives

Beaverton, Ore.-based Routeware recently named Thomas F. Daly and John Stevens regional sales executives of the firm’s Eastern and Western Regions, respectively. Daly has previously overseen sales for Waste Management Inc. and Allied Waste Industries in the New York area. Prior to joining Routeware, Stevens oversaw accounts for Waste Management in the Southwestern United States.

Wednesday
Aug012007

RedTail Solutions Names Jeff Herrmann To Its Board Of Directors

RedTail Solutions, a provider of on-demand electronic trading solutions for EDI and data synchronization, has named Jeff Herrmann to its board of directors. He is the former CEO and chairman of SupplyWorks Inc., as well as founder and CEO of Optimax Systems, Inc. Prior to that, he held senior marketing management positions with NEC Information Systems, Lee Data Corp and MathSoft Inc. “We welcome Jeff as a trusted advisor,” states Patricia Meisner, CEO of RedTail. “He complements the strengths of the existing Board and brings new value, particularly with his extensive experience in supply chain management, business development and VAR channels, as RedTail enters a new phase of growth and channel development.”

Wednesday
Aug012007

Scott Arnold Appointed To COO, MarketTools, Inc.

MarketTools, Inc. has announced that Scott Arnold, former Chief Operating Officer of Borland Software, has joined the company as COO. “Scott’s expertise in accelerating company development and driving operational strategies for Fortune 500 companies aligns perfectly with MarketTools’ current business needs,” states Amal Johnson, CEO of MarketTools. “By centralizing company operations with Scott, MarketTools can better optimize its business performance, scalability and systems infrastructure to enter the next growth phase.”

Monday
Jul302007

Con-Way Appoints Freight President

Trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc. has named John G. Labrie president of its freight division. Labrie most recently served as the senior vice president of strategy and enterprise operations for the company. Con-way Freight is the company’s less-than-truckload division, and the largest of its three operating companies, with annual revenues of over $3 billion.

Monday
Jul302007

Dot Foods Explores Northwest Territory

Dot Foods Inc, the Mt Sterling IL-based redistributor, is getting ready to build a new distribution center in Burley, ID this fall. The company previously serviced distributors in the Northwest through its Modesto, CA distribution center, and this marks its first DC in the area. Situated on 40 acres, the new facility will service Dot clients in Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon, and parts of Nevada and Wyoming.