Global 3PL Adds Industry Veteran to Lead International Expansion Strategy
Brentwood, TN March 14, 2008 -- Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) recently hired Mark Holmes as Vice President, Global Integrated Solutions. Holmes will develop integrated solutions for international clients for the global supply chain management company.
"Mark's vast experience in overseas logistics operations and his ability to implement strategic plans will strengthen our business as we continue to expand our international presence," said Scott McWilliams, CEO of OH Logistics. "His consulting experience provides keen insight into what potential clients are seeking in a supply chain partner and is helping us evaluate our operations as 'an outsider looking in'."
Holmes is joining a new department at OH Logistics that focuses on integrating multiple services to provide the most comprehensive logistics solutions. Fred Loeffel, SVP Global Account Management and leader of the new department commented, "Holmes is responsible for developing a retail product that will utilize our overseas network, freight forwarding, customs brokerage, transportation, and value added warehousing capabilities, effectively bringing together various services to provide enhanced solutions."
Most recently, Holmes was an independent consultant in the supply chain industry and had previously served as National Supply Chain Practice Director for Collaborative Consulting in Burlington, Mass., where he was responsible for optimizing business and technology capabilities for international clients. Prior to this role, Holmes provided supply chain event management and procurement application solutions for pharmaceutical, retail, and 3PL/4PL markets as Director of Logistics Solutions for Tilion, Inc.
"I am delighted by the opportunity to join OH Logistics and to work with a fast-growing, international company that is focused on building and strengthening globally integrated solutions," commented Holmes. "It's exciting to be part of a company that is fully committed to implementing best business practices from the point of international origin through all supply chain handoffs to the end customer and provide complete visibility throughout the supply chain."
Holmes holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University and a master's degree in business administration from Bentley College. He is the New England President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. He is a member of the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards organization and of the DC Bypass Committee. Holmes is actively involved in helping University of Rhode Island students enter the supply chain management profession, and enjoys coaching soccer, softball, and baseball.
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About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)
Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing supply chain management solutions including international and domestic transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. The company offers fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, network optimization, cross docking, and pool distribution. OH Logistics consists of three divisions-International Services, Contract Logistics and Transportation Services. The company operates over 100 value-added distribution centers and offers complete transportation management services domestically and internationally. OH Logistics serves the food service consolidation; industrial; electronic and high-tech; health and beauty; consumer products; and many other industries and employs over 5,000.
OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the Web at www.ohlogistics.com.
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