Inbound Logistics | July 2022



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• SEKO Logistics named Kai Lincoln its rst-ever global VP of sustainability. Lincoln will oversee SEKO’s goal to have all of its facilities and activities—including road linehaul and parcel nal

n CSX Corp. completed its acquisition of Pan Am Railways, a move that expands CSX’s reach into the Northeast region of the United States.

mile—reach carbon-neutral status by 2050. Lincoln joined SEKO in January 2014 as managing director of the company's omnichannel logistics.

n E-commerce platform Shopify agreed on a $2.1-billion price tag to acquire e-commerce fulfillment startup Deliverr. The acquisition, the largest in its history, enables Shopify to create an end-to-end logistics platform for merchants. n Fox Logistics acquired Boxton, an AI-enhanced freight automation platform, marking its expansion into air and ocean freight services. n Logistics provider TA Services , a division of PS Logistics, acquired C2 Freight Resources , a brokerage specializing in dry-van, flatbed, temperature-controlled, expedited, and less- than-truckload services.

• Sheetal Shah was appointed senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing at plant-based food company Upside Foods . Shah, a veteran of the plant-based industry, will lead Upside’s commercialization efforts. He previously served as senior vice president of product and operations at Impossible Foods.

• Auto giant Stellantis, parent company of Chrysler, named Marlo Vitous senior vice president of purchasing and supply chain for North America. Vitous, who has been with the company since 1998, was most recently vice president of supply chain management. • Verusen, a supply chain intelligence platform provider, expanded its leadership team by appointing Ross Sonnabend as senior vice president, head of product. Sonnabend will report directly to Verusen’s CEO and lead the Verusen product team on design and innovation, strategy, and overall product vision. He comes to Verusen from RF Code, where he was senior vice president, product, strategy, and marketing. • Ingredion, a multinational ingredient provider, named Javier Echevarría vice president and chief procurement ofcer. Echevarría

n Descartes Systems Group purchased XPS Technologies, a provider of e-commerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions.


n RealTruck, an online truck parts and accessories retailer, added a new distribution center to serve West Coast customers. The 230,000-square-foot warehouse, which opened in April 2022, is twice the size of RealTruck facilities in Springfield, Missouri, and Jasper, Indiana. Designed for energy efficiency, the facility utilizes motion- and ambient-light-sensitive LED lighting, along with electric fork trucks.

n DHL Global Forwarding broke ground on construction of a new, 53,000-square-foot facility at the Brisbane Airport in Australia. The company is investing $12 million over 10 years in the new facility, which will increase its international cold chain services in Brisbane, helping to meet the fast- growing demand for perishables.

will manage all aspects of the company’s global procurement organization, including supply chain operations and strategic sourcing.

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