Supply Chain Executives Experience Growth

Several companies in the supply chain have tapped new leadership.

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INFORM expands NA and APAC logistics operations

INFORM, an AI and optimization software company, announced the appointment of Matthew Wittemeier to the newly created role of senior manager, international marketing and customer relations of INFORM’s Logistics Division.

Wittemeier commenced his new role effective Oct. 19, 2020 having previously served as the marketing manager of the Logistics Division since 2016. He is also a board member with YoungShip Rotterdam and acts as a member and judge at The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

Stephen Farmen Brings Logistics & Transportation Expertise to The Roosevelt Group

The Roosevelt Group (TRG), a government affairs and strategic advocacy firm specializing in defense, intelligence, and national security, announced that Major General Stephen Farmen (U.S Army Ret.) has joined the firm as a senior advisor.

General Farmen is an expert in transportation and logistics who is known for generating innovative solutions to complex problems, increasing productivity, leading change, challenging status quo, and delivering results. His visionary leadership will provide strategic direction and alignment of purpose, profit margins, and future possibilities for our clients.

Kathleen Shanahan Named Turtle & Hughes CEO

As the final phase of a two-year planned succession outlined by the Turtle & Hughes board of directors, Jayne Millard, the fourth generation of family ownership at this top independent electrical/industrial distributor, is now executive chairman of the board. She remains an active, full-time member of the executive committee setting the strategic vision for the company.

Kathleen Shanahan, Co-CEO, becomes the first non-family CEO in the company’s almost 100-year history. In leading this diverse, woman-owned business, Shanahan continues a long legacy of leadership by women starting with Millard’s great grandmother.

Trident Worldwide welcomes NEW Vice President of Sales

Trident Worldwide, the flexible warehousing and logistics platform, is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Tucker as vice president of sales.

Bringing over 20 years wealth, experience and knowledge working in the third party logistics, supply chain, retail, e-commerce, end-to-end SaaS technology and final mile strategy customer facing solutions, Richard has been instrumental in high growth new product go-to market strategies, having worked with some of the biggest brands in the fast paced industry.

Peak-Ryzex Announces Additions to Executive Leadership Team

Peak-Ryzex, Inc., a provider of digital supply chain and mobile workforce solutions, announced the addition of two executives to the senior leadership team. Brad Tracy has joined as senior vice president of sales, North America, and Jim Polcaro has joined the company as chief information officer. Both Tracy and Polcaro report to Juliann Larimer, Peak-Ryzex CEO.

Flexco Announces Changes to Executive Team

Flexco CEO Richard A. White recently announced the appointment of three new business leaders, as well as new reporting structures designed to promote better alignment of programs and activities to bring highly valued solutions more quickly to its customers.

Thomas S. Wujek, formerly executive vice president/chief operating officer (COO), has been promoted to President/COO. With this appointment brings a new reporting structure. Tammy Balogh, vice president of human resources; Glen Paradise, chief financial officer; Keith Staninger, chief digital officer; Chip Winiarski, chief marketing officer; Doug Saunders, director of manufacturing operations – North America; Frank Smith, director of IT; and leadership of our foreign subsidiaries will now be reporting directly to Wujek.

White will continue in the role of chief executive officer as he transitions toward full retirement in May of 2021.

NC Ports Announces Next Chief Operating Officer

The North Carolina State Ports Authority is pleased to announce the arrival of industry veteran Doug Vogt as its next chief operating officer. At North Carolina Ports, Vogt will apply his extensive experience to further improve the operational excellence at the Port of Wilmington, Port of Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port. Specifically, he will direct and coordinate the activities of all terminal operations. He will also oversee the execution of the infrastructure investment plan.

Karen S. Lynch named the next President and CEO of CVS Health

CVS Health Corporation announced that its board of directors appointed Karen S. Lynch, currently executive vice president, CVS Health and President, Aetna, as the company's next president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2021. Lynch will also join the company's board of directors upon assuming her new role. Larry J. Merlo will transition from the president and CEO role on Feb. 1, 2021, after beginning his career with the company as a community pharmacist more than 40 years ago, and serving as president and CEO for a decade. Merlo will continue to serve on CVS Health's board of directors until the company's next Annual Meeting of Stockholders in May 2021, and as strategic advisor to assist with the transition until his retirement on May 31, 2021.