HUNTINGTON, W.V. – REO Logistics announces its appointment of Rebecca Polan as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Lake Polan, who transitions to Chairman of the Board of the company.
Rebecca joined the company in 2004, and most recently held the role of president of the transportation division and president of corporate services. Prior to that, Rebecca was vice president of Allied Realty, the company’s corporate hub. As CEO, Rebecca will oversee all of the company’s supply chain service providers, as well as operations of the business’s real estate holdings.
“Rebecca’s career with us so far has demonstrated her expertise in defining and implementing strategies that have helped position us for a successful future in a constantly changing industry,” said Lake Polan. “She has expertly combined her knowledge of the intricacies of everyday business with an intense drive to grow and diversify our business. Rebecca also has a proven track record of building and leading teams. We are excited about the vision she has for our future.”
“The logistics industry is on the verge of major technology disruptions that will only be tempered by successfully transforming ourselves from a commodity service provider into an end-to-end supply chain solutions value creator,” said Rebecca. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead our family’s business into this new world. We have big ambitions at REO, to grow in both scale and scope of services, and our year has gotten off to an exciting start. I have watched my family build this company from the ground up, and to now be entrusted with its continued success is a great honor.”
“I look forward to not only growing on the business front but also putting our values to work for us through our various community commitments and a number of new development opportunities we are making available to our employees. We want REO to be the employer of choice in our region,” Rebecca explained.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Smith College, a Master of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary, and a Master of Public Administration from American University.
WAYNESBORO — REO Logistics, a firm whose global transportation operations are based in Waynesboro, said Thursday it has acquired the assets of Concepts West.
The transaction announced on Thursday will allow REO Logistics to expand its “in-house suite of supply chain solutions, its manufacturing capabilities and its geographic presence,” which will exceed 3.2 million square feet in the South and Southwest, according to a release from the company. REO Logistics, which has more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space in Waynesboro, been in continuous operation since 1922.
Concepts West has operations in Parkersburg, W.Va., Baton Rouge, La., and Freeport and Angleton, Texas. The company is a supplier of packaging, processing, contract manufacturing and warehousing services to the chemical, petroleum, biological and water treatment industries, as well as to consumer products companies.
“The acquisition of Concepts West demonstrates our corporate commitment to investing in strategic growth opportunities that allow us to better serve our customers’ problems, create opportunities for our employees, invest in our communities and build value for our shareholders,” Rebecca Polan, CEO of REO Logistics, said in the release.
Author: The News Leader – Staunton, Virginia
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia — To better meet customer needs and position the company for continued growth, REO Logistics has recently added several industry veterans to its management team:
Kurt Baumann, chief operations officer, has more than 20 years of logistics experience. He joins the company from Armstrong & Associates Inc. He earned a master’s degree in supply chain management from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Julia Shacklock, chief information officer, holds a Ph.D. in biophysics/biochemistry from University of Edinburgh and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from University of East Anglia. She brings more than 30 years of information systems expertise to the company. She previously was a systems architect for PartnerMD, where she was responsible for planning, prototyping and preparing implementation plans for new and strategic technologies. She also served as security officer for PartnerMD.
Kevin Sweeney, vice president of sales and marketing, brings more than 25 years of supply chain management sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining the company, he was with Schneider Logistics, where he served as corporate director of sales.
Jan Eidys, vice president of transportation, has more than 30 years of experience in transportation and logistics management, 3PL, sales, brokerage and cargo claims management. Prior to joining the company, she was a logistics contractor with 3PLR.