Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECHO), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, today announced that it will open a new office in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 2010. Building on its already impressive growth in 2009, Echo is excited to expand its service area and continue to strengthen existing relationships.
The focus of the Companyâ€™s new branch is to develop the regional sales organization in key metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Atlanta office will perform sales functions similar to the Chicago, Illinois headquarters and Detroit, Michigan locations. This new office will give Echo an expanded geographic presence in the Southeast where there is no current physical location.
â€œWe are thrilled about the rapid growth Echo has experienced over the past year and are excited about the opportunities that come with opening this new office,â€ said Douglas Waggoner, chief executive officer. â€œWe feel that Atlanta has a great amount of potential and we look forward to developing new relationships in this region.”
The Atlanta office will be led by Anne Wyrsch. Anne has been with Echo since May 2007. Upon moving to Atlanta she will be taking the role of the Regional Branch Manager. Initially the office will be staffed with 10-12 new hire sales representatives. The 12-month hiring forecast is 30-40 employees.
About Echo Global Logistics
Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, delivered on a proprietary technology platform, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients. Echo’s web-based technology platform compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 22,000 transportation providers to serve its clients’ shipping and freight management needs. Echo procures transportation and provides logistics services for more than 11,600 clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit: www.echo.com.
SOURCE: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.