Sunrise Logistics poised for exponential growth

Sunrise Logistics poised for exponential growth


Sunrise Logistics poised for exponential growth

sunriselogistics Over the past 12 months, Sunrise Logistics Inc has been acquiring new talent and promoting from within the organization, lending to record-breaking growth in 2019 and setting the stage for continued success for the supply-chain experts in 2020.

“Sunrise Logistics has been building its capability over the past few years by investing in people and technology,” said Director of Transportation Chad Ogden. “Relying on our three pillars of people, process and technology, we are now positioned to become the most capable family-owned, nationwide 3PL and transportation provider in the produce industry.”

New hires

• John Consugar, logistics account manager, joined SLI in August, bringing with him extensive account management experience from Ryder, which strengthens his ability to focus on Sunrise’s managed transportation programs. 

• As support to the transportation brokerage team, specialist Nate Eberly came on board in September. 

• Anne Brubaker was added to SLI in November, bringing her vast customer service expertise to the logistics account manager role as she oversees warehouse services for key accounts. 

Promotions

• Laura Devonshire was promoted in December from specialist to transportation manager. In this position, she will oversee the LTL team. Devonshire joined Sunrise Logistics in 2016, bringing with her a diverse understanding of the business to the role. 

• Allison Favila transitioned to the logistics specialist role in January. In this position, Favila has been able to fully develop and strengthen the full truckload team.

• Alex Boeckman made the jump from coordinator to logistics specialist in December and is now a part of the after-hours team for freight brokerage.

• Chris Bohn joined Sunrise Logistics as an account manager for warehouse services. Within 10 months he was elevated to a new role within the organization as strategic accounts and business development manager. Transitioning to the freight brokerage team, he is now charged with maintaining vital existing partnerships. 

• Matt Burkholder is the logistics account manager. He was initially hired as an operations planner at Four Seasons Produce, when he made the jump to sister company Sunrise Logistics in 2018 as a coordinator.  

•Shaun Mains was promoted to transportation application manager in November. He and his team will continue to collaborate effectively with IT, with a goal of gaining even more traction with business and customer solutions as this group, along with IT support, continues to strengthen their systems, business knowledge, and working relationships.

Leadership

As these new and promoted associates came into their roles, strategic placement of senior leadership needed to be built around them to ensure their success. 

• Matt Patterson was the first key hire in the senior transportation manager role in July. Patterson brings with him years of experience, having previously worked at Penske and C.H. Robinson, overseeing the brokerage team of 12 associates and managers. 

• Kevin Bender, previously senior transportation manager, will now focus on the newly formed support services department to automate and improve our administrative functions, which is a critical step to ensuring long-term growth for Sunrise Logistics. As the senior manager of support services, Bender will oversee all information technology, business intelligence, legal affairs and risk management. 

• Anny Chaleunsouk-Jones stepped into the senior operations manager role in December. Initially hired as an account representative, Chaleunsouk-Jones worked her way up from account manager to operations manager and then to her current senior leadership role over a 10-year span with Sunrise Logistics. 

With investment of new technology and increased capacity, SLI needed to utilize their expanding capabilities to service the produce industry.

• Lauren Del Rosario has been tapped to spearhead the newly formed business development department. As the senior business development manager, Del Rosario’s primary focus is to lead the sales and marketing team in identifying new freight and transportation opportunities. Her 14 years of sales experience representing growers, shippers and produce distributors will allow her to bring a laser focus to creating logistics programs to the ever-changing dynamics of the fresh supply chain.



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