David Perry has been named president of A&R Logistics‘s new liquid chemical division. Perry will report to A&R CEO, Mark Holden. With the acquisition of First Choice Logistics, the addition of Perry to A&R’s leadership team supports the company’s continued growth and expansion into liquid chemicals. Before joining A&R, Perry was most recently vice-president of the North American chemical division at Trimac Transportation, where he led the largest product line in the Trimac portfolio.
Indy Chakrabarti is now the chief strategy and marketing officer and Aaron Wattam will serve as Avetta’s chief human resource officer. Chakrabarti has more than 23 years of experience in product strategy, corporate marketing product management and M&A. He has a master’s degree in Engineering Logistics from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. Wattam has more than 25 years of HR experience and has led people strategy and global human resources teams in technology, oil and gas, distribution and logistics, and manufacturing organizations. He holds both SHRM-SCP (US) and GPHR (Global) professional designations and is a graduate of the Business Administration program from Sheridan College.
Geoff Kelley will join Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) as president. Most recently, Kelley served as the COO at Coyote Logistics, a subsidiary of UPS. While at Coyote, Geoff drove organic growth, new innovative solutions and diversified strategies while guiding synergies between UPS and Coyote. Previously, he held various UPS leadership positions including roles in Global Freight Forwarding, M&A and Treasury.