Longistics Names Nicole Blake as Director of Human Resources

Global Logistics Solutions Provider Promotes Human Resources Manager to Director.

Research Triangle Park, NC, February 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, has announced that Nicole Blake has been promoted to human resource director. In her new position, Blake is responsible for overseeing human resource development including employee relations, recruitment and selection, benefits administration, compliance, and training and development of new employees.

Prior to joining Longistics in Oct. 2013 as human resources manager, Blake served as the human resource executive for Wake Health Services, Inc., a private, not-for-profit, comprehensive community health center serving Wake County in North Carolina. For six years at Wake Health Services, Blake served as a member of the senior management team and was responsible for organizational and strategic planning, workforce development and providing critical support by leading HR functions for six primary health, pediatrics and dental facilities throughout Wake and Franklin counties.

Blake has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Human Resource (HRCI) certifications. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is involved with various community healthcare programs such as food and clothes drives and the North Carolina Community Health Association.

“Nicole has been a valuable asset to the Logistics team, and we are excited to announce her promotion,” said Pat Long, Longistics vice chairman and co-founder. “As a customer-focused logistics provider, we strive to employ the best candidates and invest in our workforce. A strong human resources department is a cornerstone for that initiative, and Nicole has provided us excellence service that we anticipate she will continue to do in the future.”

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Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Longistics, provides trucking, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations. Focused on service, safety and security, Longistics is a certified ISO 9001:2008 provider, offering a highly specialized “Imperial Fleet” of skilled professional drivers dedicated to providing world-class service to customers. Longistics’ full complement of technologies includes supply chain visibility, satellite tracking, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), radio-frequency identification (RFID), a Web-based inventory tracking system and access to real-time data. In 1992, the Longistics International division debuted as part of a globalization strategy by the company to build a blueprint and a framework for expansion into the growing global logistics and supply chain environment. This process included adding warehousing and handling capabilities, and Longistics is now known as one of the nation’s foremost operators of Foreign Trade Zones at FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark near Kinston, N.C. For more information, visit http://www.longistics.com.
Robert Buhler