Brentwood, TN, May 16, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) named Bert Irigoyen as Executive Vice President and CFO and Ed Triplett as Senior Vice President, Finance. Former Executive Vice President and CFO, Gary Kimball, announced his retirement earlier this year. Irigoyen brings over 20 years of experience in senior financial management, real estate development and has served as a consultant for companies in the United States and Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining OH Logistics, Irigoyen served as EVP and CFO for Global Knowledge Networks, an industry leading IT training provider in the US and 18 other countries. Irigoyen has experience in many industries including grocery retailing, home centers, auto parts retailing, specialty manufacturing, land development, and private banking.
OH Logistics also recently hired Ed Triplett as Senior Vice President, Finance. Prior to accepting the newly created SVP position at OH Logistics, Triplett served as Corporate Treasurer at Doane Pet Care Company, which was acquired by Mars, Inc. He previously served in senior executive roles at Service Experts Inc. and Ingram Entertainment Inc. Triplett is a certified public accountant and certified cash manager.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Bert and Ed to the company,” commented Scott McWilliams, CEO, OH Logistics. “Bert has been instrumental in helping us integrate our service offerings into a complete supply chain management solution.” Irigoyen has been serving in a consulting role for OH Logistics since the company acquired Barthco International and Turbo Logistics last year. “Ed also brings years of valuable experience and knowledge to the team.”
“OH Logistics is poised for rapid growth,” said Irigoyen. “The network continues to expand, the management team is extremely strong, the service offerings are robust, the technology platform continues to be enhanced, and the client base is increasing at an impressive rate. It is invigorating to help direct the transition of the company from a leading North American service provider to a first-class global supply chain management company.”
“OH Logistics is a fantastic place to work,” said Triplett. “The pace is extremely fast with all the integration efforts and new service offerings. It is great to be in a company with so much growth opportunity and with a team devoted to service excellence.”
Irigoyen received a BA in Finance from Florida International University and holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) certification--a designation which recognizes expertise in the commercial and investment real estate disciplines. In his spare time, Irigoyen enjoys cycling, playing basketball, and cooking for his family.
Triplett is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and is a member of Leadership Brentwood 2007. He is a wine collector and coaches for the West Nashville flag football league.
About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)
Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is one of the largest privately held 3PLs in the US, 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 3 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 4,000.
OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the web at www.ohlogistics.com.