WALTHAM, Mass. — December 5, 2011 — ModusLink Global Solutions™, Inc., which designs and executes value chain strategies for the world’s largest technology and consumer goods companies, today announced that Thomas Nightingale has been appointed President, Sales and Marketing, effective December 15, 2011. Nightingale will lead ModusLink’s global sales and marketing efforts with a focus on growing revenue and solidifying ModusLink’s position as a leading solutions provider to global brands.
Nightingale has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the supply chain and logistics industry with a proven track record of growing revenue and increasing market share. Most recently he was the chief marketing officer for Con-way, Inc., a $5.0 billion transportation and logistics services company, where he was instrumental in growing the company’s market share and profitability, creating an enterprise sales program and leading a global rebrand that included the integration of three newly acquired companies. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions with Schneider National, Clareon, CSX and United Parcel Service. Nightingale earned a master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.
“With our recent investments in sales and marketing and focus on increasing revenue, I am pleased to bring aboard an experienced and respected leader to take the helm of our sales and marketing organization,” said Joseph C. Lawler, president and chief executive officer of ModusLink Global Solutions. “Tom has the right mix of industry experience and sales and marketing acumen to build our market position and accelerate our plans for new business growth. I look forward to collaborating with Tom to realize ModusLink’s true market potential and to raise our brand profile as a trusted value chain partner with reliable solutions that maximize our clients’ business objectives.”
“ModusLink is well respected in the industry for its work with the world’s leading brands and offers clients a breadth and depth of capabilities that go well beyond that of a traditional 3PL,” said Nightingale. “I look forward to building on this solid foundation with a targeted sales and marketing approach designed to strengthen existing client relationships and grow market share through solutions that connect the product supply chain with the customer brand experience.”