-Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, today announced the addition of Ron Hefty as vice president of freight services, and David Farris as vice president of on-boarding. Both executives bring extensive knowledge and experience to their new roles at Transplace and will further the company’s commitment to providing the highest quality service and solutions to its customers.
“Their addition reinforces Transplace’s commitment to growing our business and providing the highest level of services to our customers.”
“Both Ron and David have demonstrated success in supply chain management and improving the operational efficiency for a wide range of companies. Their backgrounds align with our strategic business goals and further strengthen Transplace’s support of our customer’s initiatives,” said George Abernathy, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Transplace. “Their addition reinforces Transplace’s commitment to growing our business and providing the highest level of services to our customers.”
Ron Hefty brings more than a decade of experience in the supply chain and logistics industry. He has held several positions at C.H. Robinson, including logistics supply chain manager and strategic sales. Mr. Hefty most recently served as president and CEO of Integri-T Transportation Solutions, LLC, a logistics and supply chain consulting service. He specializes in bringing efficiency and cost savings to local and multi-national organizations through third party logistics, operations management and multi-modal solutions.
With 20 years of industry experience, David Farris brings significant knowledge of supply chain efficiency and project management skills from his work at national corporations. Prior to joining Transplace, Mr. Farris served as director of implementation at Hewlett Packard where he was responsible for managing, planning and coordinating global energy supply chain activities in support of company’s business objectives. In addition, he previously worked at Electronic Data Systems as its global supply chain manager. In his role at Transplace, Mr. Farris will be responsible for all new customer implementations as well as managing service and cost performance, and identifying opportunities for collaboration across customer networks.
“Transplace has built an excellent reputation around delivering superior transportation management and supply chain solutions, and continues to expand its service offerings,” said Farris. “By leveraging Transplace’s extensive network and cutting-edge logistics technology, we can identify significant opportunities for collaboration across our customer base, and design and implement innovative solutions that drive efficiency and operational improvement for new and existing customers.”
Transplace is a non-asset based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers and retailers the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to intelligent transportation management systems (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs in North America by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.
Transplace’s ninth annual Shipper Symposium, held in Dallas, May 10 – 12, 2011, will feature BP Capital Management Founder and Chairman T. Boone Pickens, Pro Football Hall of Famer and successful business legend Roger Staubach, and Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) President & CEO Billy Cyr. Event registration information and further details can be found at http://symposium.transplace.com.
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