Inside Logistics

Who’s on the move: February 27, 2017

Appointments, promotions, moves and changes in the supply chain sector

February 27, 2017

Erin Breen

Erin Breen has recently been appointed Redwood Logistics’s senior vice-president of strategic sales. Breen brings more than 10 years of experience in logistics and transportation, including senior roles in national sales and logistics partnerships. He previously was the senior director of business development for Redwood’s supply chain solutions service. Since he joined Redwood in 2013, Breen has been influential in shaping the company’s approach in the marketplace across all service lines, including multimode transportation brokerage, asset-based truckload and dedicated fleet management and warehousing and distribution services.

John Brooks (CNW Group/Canadian Pacific)

CP has named John Brooks as senior vice-president and chief marketing officer, effective immediately. With more than 20 years in the railroading business, Brooks began his career with Union Pacific and later helped start I&M Rail Link, LLC, which was purchased by the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E) in 2002. Brooks was vice-president of marketing at the DM&E before it was acquired by CP in 2007. Tommy Browning, vice-president sales and marketing, merchandise and bulk and Jonathan Wahba, vice-president sales and marketing, intermodal and grain with both report directly to Brooks. Browning started his rail career with Illinois Central in 1989 and has held a number of senior marketing and operations-related roles in his nearly three decades in the industry. Wahba, who was most recently COO at Kriska Transportation Group, has also held leadership positions at Schneider National, CN and Midland Transport.

Eric Harrison has been appointed chief information officer at Arrive Logistics. With over 20 years of experience programming, DBA, CRM, management systems, and program development in the logistics industry, Harrison comes to Arrive from Coyote Logistics where he was vice-president of software development. During his time at Coyote, Harrison spent time leading all divisions within IT, including infrastructure, software development, service desk and EDI. Starting his career at American Backhaulers, Harrison wrote its revolutionary Express software. After ABH’s sale to CH Robinson, Harrison became director of corporate technology and focused on seamlessly integrating the two IT cultures. Harrison is a lifelong learner, interested in many things. He is a private pilot, entrepreneur, gamer, technology lover, member of Mensa and more.

—February 28, 2017